What work needs to be done and who should do it
“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job,wait until you hire an amateur.”1
—Red Adair, oil well firefighter
On my first movie, I convinced a music editor that he should do all of my post-sound. He was reluctant, but he had the software and was willing to work cheap, so in my mind he was the right guy for the job. This was a classic first-timer mistake that nearly ruined my movie.
Poor sound quality makes an audience uncomfortable. It really does not matter how great everything else about your movie is; an audience will simply not be able to enjoy your film if the sound is unpleasant. ...