Post-production is the third and final major phase of the production process. It is often referred to simply as post, e.g. "We can sort that out in post".
There are many things which can happen in post-production. Common tasks include:
- Editing video footage
- Editing the soundtrack, adding sound effects, music, etc.
- Adding titles and graphics
- Colour and exposure correction
- Adding special effects
- Re-shooting certain scenes if required ("pick-up" shots)
In some cases post-production is relatively straightforward, consisting of choosing and arranging footage in the correct sequence. In most cases however, post-production is a time-consuming job taking longer than the actual production phase.
See also: Stages of Production, Pre-production, Production