Responsibilities & Duties
The Post Production Supervisor is charged with overseeing all activities in the editing room. The moment a video enters the system, the Post Production Supervisor is aware of its status and due date. Working with the editing staff as well as taking direction from the Operations Manager and Creative Director(s) on location – the Post Production Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the finished product reaches the customer on time.
Though much of the role regards working with others, the Post Production Supervisor needs to be able to diagnose any issues with systems and equipment at Vanilla Video. Though not expected to be able to rebuild a computer or design a program, the Post Production Supervisor should know who to call should something go awry. Above all, the Post Production Supervisor provides all videographers edit their projects and deliver them on time.
A can-do attitude as well as organizational skills lead to the success of any Post Production Supervisor at Vanilla Video. Frequently required to step in to offer guidance, mentorship, and creative direction – the Post Production Supervisor should be skilled in all aspects of video editing, especially software and high-level effects such as animation and motion graphics. These skills set the Post Production Supervisor apart from other videographers. Therefore, we expect a Post Production Supervisor to have previously been a Senior Videographer. Skills in the editing room are imperative for this position – this role is commanded by an expert editor with high-level interpersonal skills.
Teamwork, dedication, and leadership are all key elements in a flourishing Post Production Supervisor. While directing a constantly growing to-do list, the Post Production Supervisor keeps their cool and maintains a low-key, casual atmosphere in the editing room. A level-headed leader with their eye on the prize – meaning Vanilla Video’s ultimate growth, never compromises the atmosphere at Vanilla Video. Ensuring everyone works together and helps each other out whenever possible the Post Production Supervisor is attentive to everyone’s performance on their projects. When they see fit, they assign multiple videographers, or even jump in when necessary. A mentor, not a dictator the Post Production Supervisor cultivates the overall strength of the team rather than inspiring competition and divisiveness. Maintaining the team’s well-oiled operation at their respective Vanilla Video location, the Post Production Supervisor uses all resources necessary to deliver projects on time without injuring morale.
Detail oriented and highly organized, the Post Production Supervisor is an expert on what is happening in the editing room. They identify what stage every project is in and add reinforcement when necessary. Taking a proactive approach to problem solving allows the editing, delivery, and revision process to proceed smoothly and the final product to get in the hands of the customer. A role that involves moments of intense pressure, the Post Production Supervisor must use their expertise, organizational skills, and ability to stay calm to keep everyone working diligently to deliver projects to customers. Shifting priorities are a norm in Vanilla Video’s editing rooms, and though most videographers are used to this fact, the Post Production Supervisor keeps everything running smoothly. They are ultimately there to make the videographers’ lives a little easier – stepping in to help and offer relief whenever possible.
Quality control is a large portion of the Post Production Supervisor’s role as well. While overseeing editing on a variety of projects simultaneously, the supervisor guides editors to make necessary corrections throughout the editing process. Stopping bad habits or improper editing techniques before the project gets to quality control not only allows learning opportunities for the videographer, but also saves time in the delivery stage. When a project gets to the Quality Control Specialist(s) – the video should be as close to final delivery as possible. This means that the Post Production Supervisor already took the time to eliminate any major issues. Of course, minor edits might need to be made after a close review by the Quality Control Specialist. These edits are typically reviewed by the Post Production Specialist before they are carried out by the appropriate videographer.
What makes the Post Production Supervisor successful is their expertise in video production and delivery, as well as their highly developed interpersonal skills. Constantly seeking to improve on an individual level the Post Production Supervisor stays up-to-date on trends in video production, video marketing, and various post production editing skills. Reinforcing the team’s abilities is in their best interest as well – serving as a leader and taking the time to cultivate the team’s skills fortifies the capacity of any size team of videographers at Vanilla Video.