Glossary

There are many outstanding film sound glossaries. David Yewdall’s Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, Third Edition (2007), contains a glossary with concise, no-nonsense definitions useful to sound editors and designers. Another, Larry Blake’s “What’s a Binky?”—a legendary collection of film sound terminology—was originally published in Mix Magazine; it is now available on a number of web sites. This is one of the most comprehensive film sound dictionaries ever compiled and offers a refreshing glance of what things are really called in the working world. For a massive glossary of film editorial terminology, see Norman Hollyn’s The Film Editing Room Handbook; for a narrative-treatment glossary with a historical bent, turn to Film Sound: ...

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