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

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CHAPTER 13

Editing Voices

 

 

 

image ROSE’S RULES

Good dialog editing is transparent. The goal is to change a performance or make an interview more concise, but never to sound “edited.”

If you want to edit moving pictures of people doing things, you have to stay aware of how people move in real life. The same thing is true for their voices. You can be a much better dialog editor if you know how people combine sounds to form words.

Being a good video editor doesn’t automatically make you a good dialog editor. The principles are different. But if you’re good at cutting pictures, you already have one skill that’s absolutely necessary for cutting ...

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