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Premiere® 6.5 Fundamentals by Dennis Chominsky

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Chapter 8. Audio Sweetening for Perfection

What is it that makes people sit on the edge of their seats when watching an action thriller? Or curl up into a ball during a horror film? Or shed a tear during a true-love drama? As much as they require good acting and cinematography, these emotions are usually carried out through the sound. Don't believe me? Watch the same movie with the volume turned off and see if it has the same effect on you. Music and sound effects can have a very powerful impact on people. Think back to the golden age of radio and tell me audio didn't mesmerize listeners.

I've seen many producers spend days setting up scenes to shoot and countless hours in editing suites generating the most amazing visual effects and then drop ...

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