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Nonfiction Sound and Story for Film and Video by Cheryl Ottenritter, Amy DeLouise

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7Your Mix Session

Audio Finishing is one of the final steps of a project; knowing what to expect can take the stress out of the process so you can have fun! In this chapter, I’ll give you my insights into the sound design and mix process, so you can understand additional possibilities for the role of sound in your story. We’ll cover tips and tools for collaborating with your sound design and mixer, as well as introduce sound editing and design techniques for working with voice, effects, and music. We will also discuss monitors, the use of headphones, and listening techniques for a better mix. To understand the evolution of a mix, let’s review the basic steps of audio finishing, which can often go in this order, but that’s not a hard and fast ...

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