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Music Editing for Film and Television by Steven Saltzman

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Chapter 4

Temp Editing

 

 

4.1 WHAT IS TEMP EDITING?

Music: beautiful, used, abused, and then thrown out. This is what the skillful, creative, and tough-skinned music editor loves, hates, and endures with temp editing (also known as temp scoring). The “temp” here is short for “temporary,” but can also be understood to mean “template,” in reference to its role as a guide for the director, editor, and composer; although, as discussed in Chapter 7, composers may have issues with treating the temp as a “template” for their writing. Whether or not this is the case, this wonderfully crafted musical score will eventually be tossed aside and replaced by the newly composed music.

It is important to note that preparing temporary sound does not just happen ...

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