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

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CHAPTER 19

Preparing for the Mix

 

 

By the time you finish your final pass on the dialogue, the tracks are as good as they'll ever be. The next few days in the dialogue premix will bring your tracks to life and tell the story you want to tell. Or they will be a painful realization that this will not be a dialogue job you're proud of. The dialogue premix is where your tracks come out of the closet. There are many factors that can dull the shine of the dialogue: bad location recordings, a troublesome director, sound-unfriendly actors, your own personal issues, and more. But nowhere are you on the line more than in the dialogue premix. A little preparation will put the odds in your favor

The editor should go through all of the recordings and provide ...

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