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Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures: A Guide to the Invisible Art


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Dialogue editing is a crucial yet invisible part of filmmaking. Do it right, and no one notices. Do it wrong, and your film or video sounds messy, distracting, and unrealistic. This is a book for people who need to edit production sound for film, TV, or video but were never taught how to do it. It goes step by step through the process and covers all the workflows you are likely to encounter. Efficient working practices are emphasized throughout, so you learn to save time and avoid needless repetition.

Many dialogue editors are hobbled by a lack of understanding of the non-sound aspects of filmmaking. Unlike editors who cut effects, backgrounds or Foley, a dialogue editor's work is directly affected by what has gone on before. How a film was shot, recorded and edited will dramatically influence the dialogue editing process. Much of this book, then, deals with things which at first glance don't appear to be dialogue. You will find overviews of film picture and sound postproduction--film, tape, NTSC, PAL, 24p, and HD. There are summaries of film picture editing, OMF manipulation, and ADR management.

* A veteran sound editor shows you how to produce a flawless dialogue track

* Covers organization and time management so you can work efficiently

* Must-have information for sound editors, dialogue editors, and assistant editors

* Foreword by Dominick Tavella, who mixes films in New York (some of his films include: Chocolat, Far and Away, Vanity Fair, and Chicago)

About the Author

An Emmy award-winning sound editor based in Tel Aviv, John Purcell has decades of experience in film, video, and sound editing in the US, Europe, and Middle East. In his current role as a motion picture dialogue editor and sound supervisor, he is responsible for budget development, artistic direction, sound editing and mix preparation. He is often called upon to fix unprofessional or botched sound jobs.

an Emmy award-winning dialogue editor with experience in film, video and music editing.

Table of Contents

What Is Dialogue Editing; Things You Need to Know about Postproduction; A Quick Look at Picture Editing; The Sound Department; Getting Sound from the Picture Department to the Sound Department; Files, Back-Ups and Burn-Ins; Screening the OMF; Managing Your Time; Getting Started; The Editing Begins; Image, Depth and Perspective; Repairing Damage; Conformations; ADR; Preparing for the Mix

Product Details

Purcell, John
Focal Press
Foreword by:
Tavella, Dominick
Tavella, Dominick
Motion pictures
Sound motion pictures
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Television - Direction & Production
Motion pictures -- Sound effects.
Film and Television-Production
Publication Date:
9.25 x 7.5 in

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