To be able to meet creative needs of your project and finalize/fullfill your project in the best possible way, i would like to be involved in the project from earliest possible stage, preferably
That is a good starting point to allow me to understand the goals of the project and with that to avoid unwanted surprises.
During the editing process, i keep in touch with the editor and director and eventually i could provide sounds that would help clarify and enhance the directors vision.
When the picture is locked, the last part of the filmmaking process starts, post production.
Any Quicktime video format
Preferably, every project should have a leader, with one frame peep 48 frames (or 50 frames for TV project) before the first frame of your project