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

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Recent Examples on the Web Her hair and makeup had to be exact—no time for touch-ups in virtual postproduction. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Meet Digi-Bella—Bella Hadid’s Virtual Avatar Stars in Mugler’s New Film," 22 Oct. 2020 Participants since have been placed across animation, postproduction and development, including a creative executive position at Freeform. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, "Disability Representation Sees Some Onscreen Gains As Inclusion Efforts Grow," 5 Aug. 2020 The development will also include a university aimed at TV, film, animation and postproduction tech with space for around 200 graduates each year, and a high-end hotel to accommodate those working at the studios. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, "$300 Million U.K. Studio Project Gets Planning Permission," 23 Apr. 2020 But in 1972, when Mr. Hunt directed a film version of the musical, Jack L. Warner, the film’s producer and a friend of Nixon (who was then running for reelection), cut the song in postproduction. Neil Genzlinger,, "Peter Hunt, 81, directed the Broadway hit musical ‘1776’," 1 May 2020 But in 1972, when Mr. Hunt directed a film version of the musical, Jack L. Warner, the film’s producer and a friend of Nixon (who was then running for re-election), cut the song in postproduction. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Peter Hunt, Who Directed the Broadway Hit ‘1776,’ Dies at 81," 30 Apr. 2020 The 12th edition of the Asia-Europe co-production workshop, Ties That Bind, will run June 28-July 2, as will the event's all-new Far East in Progress program, Europe's first platform dedicated to supporting Asian films in postproduction. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, "Italy's Far East Film Festival Postponed Due to Coronavirus," 27 Feb. 2020 That means, Bluff says, a lot of what is normally considered postproduction work is actually done in preproduction. Angela Watercutter, Wired, "ILM Used Fortnite Tech to Make The Mandalorian’s Virtual Sets," 20 Feb. 2020 Blair Witch involved an initial outlay of $35,000 — but that was just for the shoot; once postproduction was completed, the real budget was over $200,000 (and may have been as much as $500,000), including a sound remix and a transfer to 35mm. Stephen Galloway, The Hollywood Reporter, "What Is the Most Profitable Movie Ever?," 18 Jan. 2020

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Postproduction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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