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Music Editing for Film and Television by Steven Saltzman

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Chapter 9

Conforming

 

 

9.1 EVERYTHING CHANGES

One of the primary reasons that filmmaking is so creative is that there is always more than one way to tell the story. Filmmakers are constantly lengthening and shortening shots and moving scenes around. For the music editor, this means that the minute you think you have completed a task, it has the potential to be disassembled and put back on the “to do” list. With luck, you won’t have to start your work all over again.

Welcome to conforming! Postproduction audio conforming is the process of reediting or altering the audio sync of a movie when picture changes have occurred. For instance, if a preview of a show or movie leads to changes in the picture, conforming will be required to repair and or ...

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