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Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures by John Purcell

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APPENDIX A

Dialogue Editing in a Nutshell

Regardless of the shooting format or the video standard, all dialogue editing follows more or less the same path. Only the details vary depending on style, budget, and schedule.

This outline of the steps involved in editing dialogue for a theatrical dramatic film should help you plan your work and track your progress, whatever your project. Don’t consider it etched in stone but rather as a reminder. Keep in mind that the type of film being edited determines whether all steps will be required or if some will be replaced. For example, documentaries generally don’t need ADR, and shorter TV schedules eliminate some steps because of time constraints.

Depending on the project, you probably won’t perform all ...

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