C H A P T E R 4 3

EDITING FROM FINE CUT

TO SOUND MIX

THE FINE CUT

With typical caution, filmmakers call the outcome of the editing process the fine, not final, cut. There may yet be minor changes and accommodations, some from laying sound tracks in preparation to produce a master mixed track.

FINALIZING SOUND

SOUND, PSYCHOACOUSTICS, AND SOUND’S NARRATIVE CONTRIBUTION Contribution

Sound is an incomparable stimulant to the audience’s imagination, and only rarely gets its due. Ideally, everyone is alert to sound-composition possibilities from the script onward, but often sound is left as a late mop-up operation. To combat this, it’s important to note down every idea for sound that anyone has along the way, and not leave it all to an audio-sweetening ...

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