Communicate effectively with post-production crew

Post-production is an exciting phase in the production process­ – as the final film, programme, or series starts to take shape and become the finished product – but it can also be a time of heightened pressure and stress.

Pressures faced by team members can intensify if the specific challenges of post-production aren’t recognised and sufficient support isn’t provided.

Managing communication around expectations and deadlines, as well as reducing the impact of loneliness on those working in isolation, are key to effectively supporting the mental health and wellbeing of post-production teams.

Making a few simple changes to how you communicate during this phase can have a significant, positive impact on your crew.

This guide covers five actions, including the following key tasks:


For a complete approach to supporting mental health and wellbeing following a production shoot also see our three other post-production guides.

Actions to take