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16mm Film Cutting by John Burder

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Cutting Films Shot with Sound

 

When you cut a film you cut picture and sound. The sound may be recorded when the film is photographed or may be added later in the cutting room. A film may be shot with sound synchronised with the action. Alternatively it may be shot without any sound at all, or with ‘wild’ tracks. When you cut a film you will also be responsible for preparing the final film soundtrack.

Cutting programme – synchronised sound

If the film has ben shot with synchronised sound you will be handling soundtracks throughout the cutting process. When 16mm synchronised sound scenes are filmed, the action is normally photographed on ‘mute’ film stock while the sound is simultaneously recorded on quarter inch tape, on equipment electronically ...

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