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Designing Sound for Animation, 2nd Edition by Robin Beauchamp

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Chapter 8

Sound Editing

Overview

A sound editor is called upon to complete a multitude of tasks including designing, syncing, and organizing audio clips and tracks. Many of the seemingly routine editing tasks can become creative opportunities when approached with a design mindset. Editors learn to prioritize tasks, working quickly on some tasks to create time for more complex edits. There are many software applications and associated plug-ins designed for media production. Pro Tools is one such application and is fully representative of the tools required for completing a soundtrack. Regardless of the specific technologies used, the goal of sound editing is to support story telling. Thus, editing is most effective when transparent to the narrative ...

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