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

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Chapter 11

The Sound Librarian

The Curator of an Audio Empire

“The best chefs collect the best ingredients before theystart cooking—and the best sound editors approach sound effects thesame way. Recording fresh sounds and building a library of them ismore important than the latest digital ‘gizmo’ or plug-in. You don'tneed an atomic eggbeater to make a cake. It might make it faster—but not always better.”

Steve Lee, Weddington Productions

PRELUDE TO THIS CHAPTER

Before you read the rest of this chapter, let us first take a moment to get a few points understood in today's postproduction audio world. First of all, technical data are barely published before they are already out of date and/or obsolete. New companies are formed while others close ...

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