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Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures A Guide to the Invisible Art

ISBN-10: 0240809181

ISBN-13: 9780240809182

Edition: 2007

Authors: John Purcell, Dominick Tavella

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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
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 5/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 382
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

John Purcell is an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing at Griffith University, Australia, a Visiting Professor at Bath University School of Management, UK, a Deputy Chairman of the Central Arbitration Committee, and an arbitrator with ACAS, UK.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
What Is Dialogue Editing?
No One Works in a Vacuum-How to Know Where You Fit into the Filmmaking Process
A Quick Look at Picture Editing
The Sound Department
Getting Sound from the Picture Department to the Sound Department
Burn-Ins, File Names, and Backups
Screening the OMF/PostConform-The Spotting Session
Managing Your Time
Getting Started on Dialogue Editing
Now, the Actual Editing
Image, Depth, and Perspective
Damage Repair
Production FX and Guide Tracks
Conformations
ADR
Editing Production Sound for Documentaries
Preparing for the Mix
The Mix
Afterword
Dialogue Editing in a Nutshell
Track Template for a Typical Small Film's Dialogue
Glossary
Bibliography
Index