O'Reilly logo

The Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, 3rd Edition by David Lewis Yewdall

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 13

Sound Editorial

Sync-Sync, Chop-Chop

“Think about sound effects as though they are music—find the right ‘note’ for every sound event, then build a ‘chord’ around it, choosing sounds in higher and lower registers that will support that key ‘note’.”

Dave Whittaker, M.P.S.E.

All through a film's evolution, sound endures uneven recordings, mismatching formats, missed opportunities, temp voices, temp music, and temp sound effects. It suffers clipped lines, radio interference, line static, digital zits, dramatic level shifts, noisy backgrounds, fluorescent ballast, power hums, and just about every other insult and shortcoming a sound engineer can imagine—not to mention ignorance, carelessness, and mindlessness. The project experiences ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required