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

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Fuck-Up #59

“Dialogue Is Recorded on Set”

What looping is and why it will save your movie

 

“If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.”

—author unknown

 

The Fuck-Up…

Discovering looping is like finding a fairy godmother who has come to grant many of your wishes about what you would like changed in your movie. However, the fuck-up many new filmmakers make is not appreciating what looping is and its capabilities.

Through looping, you can replace poorly recorded or poorly acted sound, and you can change the tone of dialogue or put in new dialogue entirely. By understanding looping, you may be able to radically alter a great deal in your movie (without costly reshoots).

How to Do It Right…

Looping, also called Automated ...

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