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

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Chapter 7

Picture Editorial and the Use of the Sound Medium

THE BASTION OF ABSOLUTES

You may wonder why I start this chapter with a review of the traditional film procedure of receiving, syncing, and preparing dailies for the picture editor to commence the creative process of editorial storytelling. The reason is twofold. First, it is important to understand the process because, in a real sense, the discipline of the process has not changed, only the technique and the medium. The second reason is that sooner or later, much to your surprise, you will find yourself in need of knowing how things were done. There are millions of feet of film in vaults and thousands of feet being sifted through on a daily basis for all kinds of reasons, everything ...

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