CHAPTER 2

No One Works in a Vacuum—How to Know Where You Fit into the Filmmaking Process

Introduction

Most of the challenges facing dialogue editors are the result of decisions made on the set. Location mixers must make choices about sound, story, sample rates, timecode, and formats. These decisions will irrevocably affect the future of the production tracks and hence your way of working.

You can’t undo incorrect sample rates, weird timecode, or improper timebase references, but if you equip yourself with a knowledge of production workflows, you’ll be better able to respond to the problems that come your way. Since you inherit the fruits of the production, you need to understand how films are shot and how the moviemaking chain of events fits ...

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