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Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures by John Purcell

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Preface

There are many books about film sound. There are books about sound theory and the role sound plays in a movie. There are practical books that teach you about sound editing, sound design, or sound equipment. There are books for film music composers or those who wish they were composers. And there are books about Foley, sound effects, music editing, and mixing. But you do not hear of many books about dialogue editing.

Every live-action film contains dialogue. Lots of it. After all, that’s how most films tell their stories. When you, the dialogue editor, receive a locked film from the picture editor, the sound is a mess. It sounds bad, it’s unorganized, it doesn’t “act” like a movie. You have just a few weeks to untangle this mess, to create ...

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