post·​pro·​duc·​tion ˌpōs(t)-prə-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce postproduction (audio)
: 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 The Ones Who Live, which will reintroduce Rick Grimes (Lincoln) and Michonne (Gurira) after both left the flagship series several years ago, finished filming before the strike, but the interim agreement will allow the cast to do some postproduction work like additional dialogue recording. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Aug. 2023 Adobe, Flanders Scientific and Kino Flo are set to receive Engineering Excellence Awards from the Hollywood Professional Association, the group representing Hollywood suppliers including those that work in postproduction and technology. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Aug. 2023 Production-side unity would lead to solidarity at postproduction houses, which would then, in turn, unionize one by one, leading to an inevitable tipping point. Vulture, 7 Aug. 2023 Weary of his husband’s destructive searches for postproduction catharsis, Martin withdraws from the conversation. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, 4 Aug. 2023 The filmmakers and studio know the value that smart postproduction can bring. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 July 2023 Such benefits help ease hectic work schedules that include tight turnarounds in editing skits, which are often shot on Friday, with postproduction work sometimes wrapping just minutes before airtime on Saturday night New benefits include bereavement leave. Jonah Valdez, Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2023 Postcard is currently in postproduction, as the production tools and methodology continue to evolve. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 June 2023 Students from the Center for Spatial Research at Columbia University have contributed research and data visualizations, while editing and postproduction are handled by the Legal Aid team. Karen Zraick, New York Times, 23 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postproduction was in 1953

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“Postproduction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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