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Music Editing for Film and Television by Steven Saltzman

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Chapter 10

The Final Film Sound Mix

 

 

 

10.1 THE MIX, AN OVERVIEW

The final sound mix also referred to as dubbing of the movie, TV show, or documentary, is the time when the director, producers, sound people, and anyone else who has a vested interest in the outcome of the film, come together to finalize and balance the sound of the movie. While it is becoming more common to change or re-cut picture and audio at the last minute (and sometimes throughout the final mix), the sound departments should enter the dub stage with all of their respective elements of the movie soundtrack prepared correctly. There are long-standing methods of how to prepare tracks, audio, and picture for the dub, and each department has workflows that have been used and ...

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