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Producing Great Sound for Film and Video, 4th Edition by Jay Rose

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Section IV

POSTPRODUCTION

 

 

One writer/producer I know loves every part of production except the last step: saying the film is done. He’d rather tweak edits and the track endlessly in postproduction, in search of absolute perfection. His clients and investors won’t wait that long. He once told me, “A movie is never finished. It’s just taken away.”

This last section of the book is about getting the best audio in the least amount of postproduction time, so you can use whatever’s left—before they take the project away—for additional creative tweaking.

The whole idea of “postproduction” originated in the glory days of Hollywood, where tasks were broken up so studios could crank out dozens of films simultaneously. Films were shot—that’s production ...

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