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First-Time Filmmaker F*ck-ups by Daryl Goldberg

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Fuck-Up #58

“Anyone with a Computer Can Do Post-Sound”

What work needs to be done and who should do it

 

“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job,wait until you hire an amateur.”1

—Red Adair, oil well firefighter

 

The Fuck-Up…

On my first movie, I convinced a music editor that he should do all of my post-sound. He was reluctant, but he had the software and was willing to work cheap, so in my mind he was the right guy for the job. This was a classic first-timer mistake that nearly ruined my movie.

How to Do It Right…

Poor sound quality makes an audience uncomfortable. It really does not matter how great everything else about your movie is; an audience will simply not be able to enjoy your film if the sound is unpleasant. ...

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