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

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CHAPTER 6

A Quick Look at Picture Editing

 

When editing the dialogue you learn a lot about actors' voices, acoustics, feelings. You can go and search the dailies, looking for noises or backgrounds that may be very useful in the build of the narrative sound track. This bird sang, this dog barked far away, this motorbike passed by, and it was during the shooting. It happened only once. It can be troubling and useless, but it can also be magic and poetical.

Cécile Chagnaud, film editor/sound editor/sound designer Un coupable ideal; Boxes

More than any other sound editor, the dialogue editor needs to know what happens in the picture department. When we remain ignorant of “that picture stuff,” things go wrong and we don't know why. If we don't ...

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