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Filmmaking by Jason Tomaric

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CHAPTER 19

Postproduction Audio

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INTRODUCTION

Once the visuals of a movie are edited and the picture locked, it’s time to focus on editing the audio. Audio postproduction work includes rerecording dialog, mixing in music and sound effects, balancing the levels of each sound element, and making sure the audio is within the proper technical parameters for exhibition.

Considered even more important to the audience in making an emotional impact than the visuals, people can detect far more sound cues than visual images, making the sound design a very ...

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