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Guide to Postproduction for TV and Film, 2nd Edition by Susan Spohr, Barbara Clark

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8   Sound

Okay, it’s time to talk about sound. Listen up. This is a big topic and an important one. Even in the days of silent pictures, there was sound. Someone played the organ or piano offstage, in the dark, giving life, emotion, energy, and flow to quiet images. These guys could be called the first film sound composers.

Audio Sweetening

Taking your production audio and finalizing it with enhancements, looping, music, sound effects, and various clean-up procedures is called audio sweetening.

Audio sweetening includes the manipulation of the production sound track on many levels. Extra sound “material” can be added, production tracks cleaned up, existing sound enhanced, music bridged between scenes, music and effects added, and ADR or looping ...

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