Spectrum Post is on the leading edge of this shift and bringing "on-set DI" to the production community. Looking from the perspective that it is now possible for the editorial and post-production process to begin as soon as a shoot starts, Spectrum Post is actively transforming the workflow and efficiency of film production. By providing a production-side team of Script Supervisor, DIT and on-set DI / Editor, and leveraging tools like Assimilate Scratch and other media cataloguing and organizational tools, Spectrum Post can provide dramatic reduction in post-production time and costs, ensure that productions are capturing all necessary coverage on a shoot, and provide running assembly edits of a film, as the production is happening.
As anyone professional knows, during a shoot, the attention is focussed on executing the shots and getting the most out of a production team, with little attention being put on the forthcoming post-production. And as most editors, producers and directors know, one of the most time consuming and tedious jobs in post-production, is logging and reviewing footage, script notes, etc... At Spectrum Post, our approach is to integrate with the production from day 1, and work with the project from an organizational standpoint to optimize the captured footage, as it's being shot, with the editor and post-production workflow in mind. As a shoot is happening, Spectrum Post's team will be logging the shoot, organizing the data and managing the transcoding, logging and review of footage and sound, effectively handling initial phases of the editorial process that an editorial team would spend up to 25% of it's time doing a the beginning of post, all while a shoot is happening. This will dramatically impact the time spent in post-production and reduce costs across the board.