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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, 3rd Edition by Peter W. Rea, David K. Irving

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chapter thirteen

Sound

There was a problem we weren’t prepared for: the hum of the fluorescent lights.

Howard

DIRECTOR

Recording Clean Tracks

During the past 25 years, the processing and transmission of sound to film audiences have undergone a radical evolution. Today, projection sound systems such as THX, Dolby, dts/sdds, and Surround Sound have heightened the aural dynamic of the film experience. Digital sound reproduction is drastically changing the way audiences hear sound tracks in theaters. However, with everything that can now be done in postproduction to process and deliver a complex and exciting sound track, the most important step in this chain is still the first one: the recording of good, clean sounds, especially dialogue, during ...

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