post·​pro·​duc·​tion | \ ˌpōs(t)-prə-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce postproduction (audio) , ˈpōs(t)-prə-ˌdək-, -prō- \

Definition of postproduction

: the period following filming or taping in which a motion picture or television show is readied for public presentation

Examples of postproduction in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Okay, that isn’t aggressive, just a realization that eight months of postproduction for a presumably fx-heavy action tentpole isn’t anywhere enough time for a film that just wrapped principle photography last month. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2021 Effects such as muzzle flashes can be added cheaply in postproduction, experts say. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 29 Oct. 2021 Others in the industry said there was no reason for guns to be loaded with blanks — or anything else — on set, given what’s possible in postproduction work. Washington Post, 24 Oct. 2021 Greek film officials privately admit that a lack of studios and postproduction facilities in the country has resulted in a loss of business for thelocal film industry. Stelios Bouras, Fortune, 23 Oct. 2021 Simulated muzzle flashes can be added in postproduction using visual-effects techniques. John Jurgensen, WSJ, 22 Oct. 2021 Filming began in June 2018 in Vancouver, and the project was in postproduction when the pandemic shut everything down. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Oct. 2021 Increasingly, people train for a career in postproduction sound at a film school or other specialized program, as Flores did. Los Angeles Times, 16 Sep. 2021 The film is completing postproduction with PTI presenting a first trailer during the Toronto Film Festival’s hybrid market. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 15 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of postproduction

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Postproduction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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