Dialogue Editing in a Nutshell



Regardless of how a film is shot or distributed, its dialogue editing follows more or less the same path. Only the details vary depending on style, budget, and schedule.

This outline of the steps involved in editing dialogue for a theatrical dramatic film should help you plan your work and follow your progress, whatever the project. Don't consider this etched in stone but rather as a suggestion. Keep in mind that the type of film you're editing determines whether all steps will be required or if some will be replaced. For example, documentaries generally don't need ADR, and shorter TV schedules eliminate some steps because of time and budget constraints.

Depending on the project, you probably won't ...

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