The production studio’s mission is simple: make it perfect—at least from a technical standpoint. Depending on the skills of the file’s originator, that can be a matter of refinement, or bringing order to chaos. Either way, it takes discipline, a mastery of tools, and a keen eye for detail. It requires the ability to open a file you may have opened a thousand times and look at is as if it’s the first. To make no assumptions, trust (maybe), but verify everything.