sound editing

Sound Editing-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 21

Sound Editing-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 21

The sound edit is where the dialog, music and effects tracks are all laid out and prepped for mixing and for outputs. The editing of the location dialog tracks, the…

Great Use of Music-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 20

Great Use of Music-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 20

When I was a kid television consisted of a few channels, broadcast over the air. If you were lucky and you could point the antenna (or coat hanger) in just…

Workflow-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 16

Workflow-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 16

There really is no “standard” workflow for anything in filmmaking. Every project, in every aspect, is a unique set of situations. This post will discuss the differences between movies and…

Tinker, Tinker, Tinker-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 10

Tinker, Tinker, Tinker-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 10

Back in the days of film, when edits consisted of a piece of tape or some glue, and when fades and effects were created in a lab, firm choices needed…

Silence in Sound-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 9

Silence in Sound-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 9

When editing sound and building layers for blending, sometimes there is a feeling that each moment, each action must be filled with sound. However, the push and pull of storytelling…

Audio Editing Shortcuts in Final Cut Pro 10.3

Audio Editing Shortcuts in Final Cut Pro 10.3

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Ripple Training’s Steve Martin some tips for making audio editing in Final Cut Pro 10.3 faster and easier. There are…

Atmospheres – 28 Weeks of Post Audio -Week 4

Atmospheres – 28 Weeks of Post Audio -Week 4

Audio atmospheres are a powerful and subliminal way to indicate many aspects of a particular scene with sound. In the convention of filmmaking (and our lives) we know that if…

DAW – 28 Weeks of Post Audio – Week 3

DAW – 28 Weeks of Post Audio – Week 3

Much like the heated debate between which is best – Mac or PC, a similar debate rages on in the Digital Audio Workstation  (DAW) world namely: to Pro Tools or…

Room Tone – 28 Weeks of Post Audio – Week 2

Room Tone – 28 Weeks of Post Audio – Week 2

True silence in filmmaking is rarely used. There might be a bit of silence at the fade out to black or between scenes, but during a scene, although someone might…

28 Weeks of Post Audio – Week 1 – Dialog Replacement

28 Weeks of Post Audio – Week 1 – Dialog Replacement

Dialog is an anchor element in sound for film. Everything gets mixed around the dialog. Shooting can be a messy process and what gets recorded can be catch-as-catch…