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Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, 4th Edition by David Lewis Yewdall

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Chapter 4

Success or Failure:

Before the Camera Even Rolls

“If you prep it wrong, you could find yourselfin a win-win-lose situation.”

The success or disappointment of your final soundtrack is decided by you, before the cameras even roll, even before you commence preproduction!

The above 22 words constitute perhaps the most important single truth in this book. It is so important that I want you to read it again. The success or disappointment of your final soundtrack is decided by you, before the cameras even roll, even before you commence preproduction!

You must hire a good production sound mixer along with a supreme boom person, and you must know the pitfalls and traditional clash of production's form and function to “get it in the can” and ...

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