About the Show

Founded by Editor, Kristen Goshorn, Women Influencing Post Production is a video podcast dedicated to celebrating and empowering women in post-production. The show features interviews with female filmmakers that bring listeners industry insights, proven strategies, and actionable resources to build careers in film.

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About the Founder

Hello, I’m so glad you’re here! My name is Kristen, and I love all things post production.
Since February 2020, I’ve been collaborating with incredible filmmakers to bring you empowering conversations and resources to grow your filmmaking career. The show’s unapologetically long name is: Women Influencing Post Production.

I don’t know about the host, but the guests are amazing!

What does an average day look like in your post production world?

The average day starts out with either of my young boys climbing into bed and begging me to get up and play dinosaurs or something – to which I curse the world and wonder why my children won’t just sleep in like I attempted to do every day of my pre-adolescent life.

As for the technical specs, I work in the Adobe Creative Suite from a standard 2017 iMac Pro. A week after I bought the iMac, my then-toddler shoved it off of my desk onto the hardwood floor foreshadowing my years to come as a mom-editor-entrepreneur.

As for the show, my routine is this: Interviews on Zoom, footage in Premiere, audio in Audition, graphics, thumbnails, and merch in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Spark. Spark surprised me, it’s limited in its capabilities but somehow super freeing in its simplicity, I really enjoy designing in it. The bane of my existence is probably Wordpress, but I get around. Outside Instagram and YouTube, the podcast is distributed through Anchor.fm. There’s also a lot of correspondence, research, planning and promoting.

How did your career in post production begin?

I was working for the National Archives. My office was looking for efficiency building opportunities, and I suggested making a series of training videos. The agency director loved the idea and I got to work on the project doing research and script development – it was very legal, very dry stuff. When the initiative got behind schedule, I went to the team lead and said,

“Let me take this camera equipment home and make an intro over the weekend. If you don’t like it we’ll pretend like it never happened, but if you do like it, I want to edit the rest of the series.”

My First Viral Video
My Slightly Embarrassing Archives Video

It was a huge gamble. The only video experience I had prior to that was making pregnancy vlogs with a webcam and Windows MovieMaker the year before.

But it paid off! He loved the intro, and I got to work on the videos as the editor.

Turns out, I broke several national laws in the process, the camera guy/director/editor quit in protest of my promotion, and the final video never got made. But from then on I knew I had discovered a new passion.

I’ve always loved achieving in a high stakes environment – playing with the boys and winning against all odds.

What advice do you have for women wanting to start a career in post production?

Who knows your name? – Think of your answer to that question. If it isn’t the people you want to work with, you’ve got work to do!

And I don’t mean go up to them and ask for a job. That’s like writing a love note on a parking ticket and placing it on the vacant car windshield of your college crush, and expecting a date out of it. Tried that. Trust me. Didn’t work.

How can you associate yourself as an asset, a power piece, a valuable commodity to be attained by that lucky victor (who you just so happen to also want to work with)?

They win you – that’s how you win.

If you don’t see yourself as a powerful commodity worthy of being won, start there – work on that (either in skill or mentality) until you are. That’s the only way to win in this game. It’s also how I got my husband (to my parent’s great relief) and I’ll be happy every day for the rest of my life because we are equals that won each other.

Make them win you.

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