Chapter 5. Working with Sound

Working with Sound

Sound is a crucial part of any filmmaking endeavor nowadays. As George Lucas once said, “Filmmakers should focus on making sure the soundtracks are really the best they can possibly be, because in terms of an investment, sound is where you get the most bang for your buck.”

Audio is an aspect of moviemaking that everyone is aware of, but not everyone completely understands or appreciates. Some directors concentrate primarily on their images and leave audio as something to be finessed in post. Ask any successful filmmaker how important it is to get good production sound and then complete a professional mix in postproduction. ...

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