Learn the essential skills to enter the audio post-production industry.
This book offers a broad coverage of audio post production, including the four basic elements: dialogue, music, sound effects, and Foley effects. You will learn strategies for working with composers, music supervisors, and dialogue and sound effect editors, and explore techniques on how to edit songs to fit a scene, record dialogue replacement, cue Foley effects for a scene, as well as many more. In addition, you will learn how to prepare for a pre-dub or temp mix (to group and sub-mix tracks into stems for the final dub), create the final dub, and prepare the mix for foreign distribution and final delivery.
By learning the tools and strategies used by working professionals, you will have an advantage to participate effectively in this fast-paced environment, as well as applying these skills to independent projects.
You will learn to:
- Use professional standards, procedures, and terminology for commercial film and television audio post production
- Navigate through the post-production process, including how the different types of audio engineers coordinate their work, and communicate with the director, post-production supervisor, and others involved with the project
- Identify the gear and types of studios used in audio post production
- Coordinate and assemble different dimensions of a film’s audio: dialogue, sound effects, music, and Foley, into a natural-sounding final mix
- Integrate dialogue from different sources, such as location sound and ADR sessions, and prepare the mix for final domestic and international distribution
- Organize, deliver, and archive audio files, and create reusable templates to make the post-production process more efficient