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

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APPENDIX B

Track Template for a Typical Small Film's Dialogue

 

 

It's impossible to create a track setup that works for all small- to mediumsize films, but when you're setting up your workspace you have to start somewhere. I suggest you build a template with the tracks shown in the following table. Keep it on a USB keychain or in your phone so that you can take it from job to job. If you move about from studio to studio, keep templates for each of the platforms and versions that you might encounter in your market.

I prefer to use letters in naming the tracks I take to the dialogue premix (e.g., dialogue, PFX, X, ADR) and numbers in naming the tracks that don't interest the mixer but just make my life easier (e.g., work and junk tracks). What ...

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