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Directing, 3rd Edition by Michael Rabiger

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CHAPTER 39

EDITING THE FIRST ASSEMBLY

 

THE PHYSICAL PROCESS FOR FILM

MACHINERY

For those unused to handling film, the best type of editing machine is undoubtedly a flatbed table editor such as the Steenbeck (Figure 39-1). Easy to thread, it keeps sound and picture in constant sync but allows either to be moved in relation to the other. Sound and picture are simply spliced into the left side of the film's passage through the machine.

SOUND TRACK EVOLUTION

Until the fine-cut stage, the sound track is dialogue only and is assembled into a single track. This is a compromise, for within a single sequence several mike positions may be cut together, and the sound may vary in level and acoustical quality. Because the priority at this stage is to achieve ...

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