Bots High – Feature Documentary Post-Production Workflow

Posted on October 27, 2010

Editing for Bots High, my first feature length documentary, is done! Picture is locked, music is getting wrapped up and sound design has started.

I’m working on a variety of posts to cover what I learned, both on higher, editing theory level, and detailed, technical how-to like working with XML files.

Here’s a rundown of the workflow, and the upcoming posts will go more into detail on one or more areas:

  • Finished filming mostly in April, with some extra interviews in May.
  • Had about 100 hours of footage that needed to be logged into a database and reviewed.
  • Reviewed all the footage in about six weeks with everything logged into a FileMaker Pro database
  • Editing from June to September. About 40 different cuts and a few test screenings throughout.
  • Fine tuned the edit to mid-October and got most of the graphics finalized.
  • Write blog posts on everything I should have been writing about during the process.

So here we are. Stay tuned.

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Written by Joey Daoud

Joey Daoud is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His past films have appeared on Netflix, The New York Times, and National Geographic. He is also a YouTube creator across multiple channels with videos garnering millions of views. In his free time, he likes to climb mountains, scuba dive, and brew unique coffees.

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2 Comments

  1. Nerina

    Congratulations!

  2. Mike

    Can’t wait to hear more!