Some filmmakers overlook the post shooting process, otherwise known as post production. On the other hand, some filmmakers are constantly working on their product, tweaking color, adjusting shadows, even dubbing their audio more than one time in order to capture that perfect final piece that encompasses their original vision.
Obviously, to attempt to short cut this process is a massive mistake. Even when shooting documentaries or home video (think Blair Witch Project), the time spent in the studio is where the magic actually happens. Some will even outsource this process, which can be a sign that a filmmaker has given up on the creative process. Think about it, why would you allow anyone else to touch what you’ve created? The job must be managed or completed by the artist, anything else is a possible melting pot of ideas, thoughts, bad habits and conflicts.
There are typically three ways to handle this process: