chapter  9
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Postproduction

Two positions in the overall production process are close enough in function to be considered critically supportive partners of the director: first is the videographer and second is the editor. The videographer helps the director create live recorded camera shots and the editor fits those shots together into cohesive, "naturally" flowing scenes that make up a program. Another aspect of postproduction that can cause a director heartburn, is an editor who is not in sync with the director's opinion of a good performance. The editor was delighted with the dialogue of all the actors—in fact too much so. It's obvious that the editor's role is a crucial one, but some media professionals feel theirs is the paramount role. The editor is given a series of recorded shots, sounds and graphic elements. He or she is tasked with assembling those segments in the most fluid, dynamic and effective way possible.