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

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CHAPTER 13

Dialogue Editing Tips and Tricks

 

 

Chapter 11 dealt extensively with the logic, the rules, the “whys and hows” of our craft. You learned about track organization, room tone, how and where to make an edit, and ways to deal with multitrack recordings. In Chapter 12 we touched on storytelling elements of dialogue editing, such as depth and perspective.

In an attempt to humanize the process and to provide some insight from the world of movie postproduction, I invited several dialogue editors to contribute tips, advice, and bits of wisdom about this trade. As you'll see, I tossed in a few tips of my own. Some of this advice is practical, some technical, some philosophical.

How Do You Know?

My mantra for production dialogue editing is ...

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