Post-production is part of filmmaking, video production and photography processes. It is a major part in the making of movies, television programs, radio programs, advertising, audio recordings, photography, and digital art. It is a term for all stages of production occurring after the actual end of filming. Along with pre-production and production, it is one of the three phases of creating a movie or program.
Typically, the post-production phase of creating a movie or program takes longer than the actual shooting. It can take several months to complete because it is many different processes grouped under one name. These typically include:
- Video editing the picture of a television program
- Writing, re-recording and editing the soundtrack.
- Adding visual Special effects - mainly computer-generated imagery (CGI) and digital copies
- Sound effects, ADR, Foley and Music
- Reshooting scenes as necessary
- Transfer of Photographic film to Video
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