Chapter 9



Transfers are a necessary if not very creative part of the postproduction process. In fact, it is important to rule out creativity because the job of making transfers is to produce identical work, week in and week out, during postproduction so that transfers made weeks apart can intercut with each other transparently. To do this it is exceedingly important that tight standards be set and maintained for every kind of transfer.

It is worth pointing out, however, that for this “noncreative” job there are multiple Academy Award-winning mixers who started their careers in the transfer room, making transfers from original production sources, sound-effects sources, and compact discs; from film to film; and to and from ...

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