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Audio Post Production for Television and Film, 3rd Edition by Tim Amyes, Hilary Wyatt

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Preparing for the Mix: Music

Hilary Wyatt

Aims

Music is one area of audio post production that many directors and producers deliberate over most, and it can contribute a large part of the emotional content of a piece. Music is a hugely powerful tool in the hands of the filmmaker, regardless of the type of production. It is also a very versatile tool and can work on a number of levels within the soundtrack. Music editing can be as simple as laying the series opening title and end credits music, and locating a few short pieces of library music from CD to cover certain sequences. At the other extreme, it may involve a music editor working with a composer who will compose and orchestrate original music. From these examples, it will be clear ...

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