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Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures by John Purcell

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You’ve been through the whole process of dialogue editing. You’ve taken a film, whose narrative was complete but whose sound structure was a mess, and turned it into a clean, clear gem that has focus, point of view, and tension. You’ve sought out the very best of the sounds recorded on the set and folded them into the story without compromising the director’s vision. You’ve removed from the dialogue the telltale artifacts of the filmmaking process as well as the annoying noises that everyone makes while talking.

Then you presented all of this to the mixer in a way that ensured a quick, productive, artistic mix. In short, you’ve successfully presented the moviegoer with the cleanest, smartest, most appealing dialogue sounds possible. ...

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