premier post production house.
Post: The polish and push for perfection. Charlie Uniform Tango has long been known as one of the premier post houses in the country. Editing. Mixing. Color correction. Motion graphics, 3D modeling, and animation. A dream team of artists and experts powered by the latest technology and most trusted platforms. It’s no wonder that advertising agencies and Fortune 500 brands alike have trusted us with their video, motion, and audio projects. More than a finishing touch, we’re hands-on partners throughout every process. Read More
With industry-leading exceptionalism for more than two decades, Charlie Uniform Tango is an award-winning full-service post-production company in Dallas and Austin, Texas. Since the early ’90s, we have been trailblazers for movie, commercial, and television post production services, investing in non-linear digital film and video editing long before it became the Hollywood standard. Our teams originated the modern post-production model, bringing all disciplines under one roof for the highest level of collaboration and excellence in filmmaking and video projects, large or small.
award-winning post-production services.
editing, sound design, VFX, motion, and coloring.
We tackle all aspects of post production. Whether your needs are turnkey or à la carte, Charlie Uniform Tango has the talent and technology to handle editing, VFX, motion design, scoring, and audio. Even better, we collaborate across disciplines, projects, and days to deliver results that far exceed your original ask. Simply put, we’re more than artists, we’re partners.
audio and video post-production.
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one of the best post houses in the country.
award-winning production, premier film festivals, international distribution
“Charlieuniformtango is, by any measure, one of the best post houses in the country. They have specialists in every form of video, motion, and audio content creation; from front-end production, all the way through short and long-form editing, sound-design and mixing, color-grading, motion graphics, 3D modeling, and online finish. If there’s something they can’t do, I haven’t found it yet. On top of all that, they’re among the nicest people on the planet. Working with them is an absolute pleasure, and your project–whether it be a Super Bowl spot or a music video–will be the better for it.”
“Having worked with post-production houses for over 25 years, I can attest that Charlie Uniform Tango is among the very best. Behind the family atmosphere is a serious group of editors, sound engineers, colorists, graphic designers, animators, and directors. Collaborative, creative, and consistently excellent, they always make the work better no matter what challenge we throw at them. Five stars all the way.”
frequently asked questions.
how do i get started with Tango?
Click any of the “let’s tango” buttons on our website to get started. We’ll ask for some basic information about your video length, your video budget, and your timeframe. Then, we’ll be in touch with you shortly to begin the conversation!
what is post-production?
Post-production is the final stage of filmmaking, where the audio and film captured by the video production team is edited and slotted into place – creating a polished product. When you finish shooting all the footage for a film, you’re left with hours of video. If you were to watch this footage from start to finish, you’ll find it full of outtakes, repeated sections, and disconnected story beats. What you have at this point isn’t a film; it’s the pieces of a film, scattered haphazardly across a few hard drives. In post production, these mismatched puzzle pieces are filtered, tweaked, and put together into the recognizable form of a movie, tv show, commercial, or marketing video.
how long does post production take?
For shorter videos, like commercials or online content, post-production can range from a few days to a couple of weeks. For more extensive projects like feature films, documentaries, or television series, post-production can take several months or even longer. Longer projects involve a larger volume of footage, intricate editing techniques, complex visual effects, color grading, sound design, and meticulous attention to detail. That said, with a healthy budget, an exceptional post-house can greatly accelerate any necessary timeline to the final cut.
what happens in post production?
In post-production, the raw footage captured during production is transformed into a final cut through video and audio editing processes. These include video editing, where the best shots are selected, arranged, and trimmed to create a cohesive narrative; adding visual effects and graphics to enhance the visual appeal; incorporating music, sound effects, and voiceovers to enhance the audio experience; color grading to establish the desired mood and tone; and overall fine-tuning of the video’s flow, pacing, and quality. Post-production is where the pieces come together, giving the final polish to the video and ensuring it effectively communicates its intended message to the audience.
what are the stages of post production?
There are generally five stages in any post-production project, with many additional steps under each phase.
1) Picture editing (assembly, rough cut, fine cut)
2) Sound design (sound effects, music, composition, mixing)
3) Visual effects (3D models, matte paintings, animations, CGI, compositing)
4) Color grading (primary and secondary correction, color styling, shot matching, final touches)
5) Title, credits and graphics (concept, typography, layout, motion, animation, timing, rendering)
what does conform mean in post-production?
“Conform” refers to the process of matching the edited sequence of a video to the original high-resolution or master footage. This is done to ensure that the final version of the video aligns with the highest-quality source material. The conforming process also ensures that any changes made during editing, such as cuts, transitions, or effects, are accurately applied to the final version. Conforming is a crucial step in post-production, particularly for projects that require the highest level of visual quality and accuracy, such as feature films or high-end commercials.