October 4, 2018
Fixing stuff in post is more often than not a huge gamble. Do you know your odds?
There are so many powerful post-production tools out there that basically perform magic. They can add incredible effects and fix horrible mistakes with but a click of a button, so why do experienced filmmakers always tell up-and-comers not to “fix it in post?” Even though there are some cinematic blunders that can be corrected with the help of a beefy editing program, the vast majority of them are going to require a reshoot rather than a retouch. In this video from Aputure, Benny from the A-Team goes over five situations in which you might want to avoid “fixing it in post” because it just plain won’t work. Check it out below:
In the video, Benny touches on a handful of great reasons why it’s best to opt for a reshoot rather than trying to “fix it in post.” Let’s go over them quickly.