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Post-production occurs in the making of audio recordings, films/movies, videos and television programmes. It is the general term for all stages of production occurring after the actual recording and ending with the completed record, film or video.
Post-production is in fact many different processes grouped under one name. These typically include:
- Editing the picture.
- Editing the soundtrack.
- Writing and recording the soundtrack music.
- Adding visual special effects - mainly computer generated imagery and digital compositing, formerly also optical effects.
- Adding audio sound effects - like ADR, Foley, sound design and sound designers' actions.
- Color grading, and neg cutting the final master copy from which release prints will be made (although this may be made obsolete soon by digital cinema technologies).
Typically, the post-production phase of creating a film takes longer than the actual shooting of the film, and can take several months to complete.
 Major post-production companies include
- Ascent Media
- Digital Domain
- Framestore CFC
- Industrial Light and Magic and Skywalker Sound
- The Mill
- Weta Digital
- Pinewood Studios and Shepperton Studios
- Paul Read. A Short History of Cinema Film Post-Production (1896 - 2006). In: Joachim Polzer (editor). Zur Geschichte des Filmkopierwerks. (On Film Lab History). Weltwunder der Kinematographie. Beiträge zu einer Kulturgeschichte der Filmtechnik. Volume 8.2006. April 2006. 336 pages. (available through amazon.de) -- ISBN 3-934535-26-7
 See also
 External links
- UK Post - Trade association representing the UK's post-production industry
- Post Magazine - Post-production industry news and white papers
- Post production film scanning and recording systems
- Kemps - A comprehensive list of international post production resources and suppliersde:Postproduktion