So how can a Post Production Supervisor save your butt? Well I've been a Post Production Supervisor for over 15 years and have seen a lot of indie filmmakers get beaten up, taken advantage of and just plain ripped off in the post production process.

In short the Post Production Supervisor is there to protect the film or project from going over budget, ripped off and making sure everything is done on time and budget. 

Here is the official definition of a Post Production Supervisor:

Post Production Supervisors are responsible for the post production process, during which they maintain clarity of information and good channels of communication between the producer, editor, supervising sound editor, the facilities companies (such as film labs, CGI studios and negative cutters) and the production accountant. 

The Post Production Supervisor has a pivotal role in ensuring that the film's post production budget is manageable and doable, and that all deadlines are met. 

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