Can you fix an issue in post production? Well as a video editor let me get this out of the way right now. Yes, you can fix it in post, it’s totally possible but for the editor that means a lot of extra work they really wouldn’t have to do if it was planned for properly. You see a lot of times if you’re working with a crew that says, “Don’t worry we’ll fix it in post” a lot, that means that they probably didn’t plan very well.
That’s one of the reasons why we really appreciate the pre-production phase. It’s a time for us to sit down and plan out for as many of these kinks and these curve balls that life’s getting ready to throw our way. Life is unpredictable sometimes and you really can’t plan for everything. This is where we can use post to really enhance that process.
For example, let’s say you’ve got your talent and you’ve got a great shot of the city skyline behind them but there’s a sign from your competitor right next to them and it’s really hard not to see. In post production we can actually go through and cover it up or even remove it entirely. This is a great example of how you can use post production to enhance a process rather than relying on it as the process itself.