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Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures, 2nd Edition by John Purcell

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CHAPTER 3

Film Sound Workflows:Then and Now

 

There is no right or wrong way to edit dialogues—every scene and every film will demand something different. But the aim will always be the same. The dialogue is, for the most part, where the essence of the story lies, and it will more than likely need a lot of work to ensure the audience clearly understands and comprehends the story.

Jenny Ward, supervising dialogue editor The Great Gatsby

It's pretty obvious that the technology of filmmaking has advanced a lot since Léon Gaumont's rooster crowed for the camera. Like any other evolutionary process, there have been periods of relative calm, punctuated by moments of unimaginable change. At any time, people have felt it's never been so complicated. ...

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