If you think of creating a video like baking a cake, pre-production is the part where you figure out what ingredients you need and collect them together. Production is when you follow the recipe you’ve planned out to turn the ingredients into a cake. Sticking with the metaphor, post-production is dressing up the cake with icing and perhaps a cute design. Much like cake decorating, how much post-production is necessary depends highly on what kind of video you’re trying to make. Some require an enormous amount of work, where as others you can simply cover it with a jar of cherry sauce and call it a day. During post-production, the video is edited. The different parts that have been filmed are cut together in a way that makes the video take the shape it’s meant to take. This is also where things such as background music, sound effects, and green screen effects are put into a video.