Audio Post Production For Film and Television
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Audio Post Production For Film and Television

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Author: Mark Cross

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Post Production
Audio Post-Production Overview
Evolution of Sound for Film and Television
The Timeline
Fantasia And The Expansion Of Theater Sound
Multitrack Recording
Multi-Channel Surround-Sound Playback
Noise Reduction
The Birth Of The Pan Pot
Developing Dolby Stereo
The Thx System
Digital Theater Sound
The Process of Making a Film
Post Production
Distribution And Archiving
Meet The Players
Organization Film
Post-Production Media
Digital Audio File Formats
Film/video Formats
Digital Formats
Telecine Machines And Process
Location Sound Recording
The Location Sound Crew
In-Depth Look At Transfers
More On Location Sound Recording
A Closer Look At The Gear
Working With Sounds Effects
Sound Design
The Supervising Sound Editor
Backgrounds And Room Tones
Sound Effects Editor
A Few Words About Conforming
Delivering The Sfx To The Dub Stage
Sound Effects For Episodic Television
Working With Dialogue
Glossary Of Production Dialogue And Adr Terminology
The Dialogue Editor
The Assistant Dialogue Editor
Dialogue Editing In Television
Dealing With Production Dialogue In Reality Tv
Real-Life Situations
Prepare Physical Studio Space For Voice Recording
Voice-Over And Narration In An Adr Session
The Moves/clothing Track
The Footsteps/steps Track
The Props/specifics Track
Recording Foley
Spotting Foley
Recording Foley
The Control Room
The Foley Stage
Foley At Home
The Foley Mixer
Music Editing
The Process
Temp And Source Music
Conforming Music
Techniques For Placing And Editing Music
Mixing Music for Film and Television
Mixing Film Music
The Composer Studio
Mixing Music Demos
Mixing In Stems
Locked Picture
Pre-Records/pre Lays
Recording And Live Mixing (Orchestra)
The Decca Tree
The Mix/deliverables
The Pre-Dub/temp Mix
The Pre-Dub/temp Mix In Film
The Pre-Dub/temp Mix In Television
The Pre-Dub Session
Pre-Dubbing Trailers For Radio And Television
The Final Dub
Dub Stages
The Re-Recording Mixer
Mixing Workflow On Pro Tools
Creating The Mix Sessions
Mixing The Reel
Turning Back Over To The Editor
I/o Routing In A Final Dub Template
Plug-Ins And Processors For Mixing Dialogue, Sound Effects, Foley, And Music
Dialogue Unit (Dx)
Futz Track
Dx Reverb
Mix Workflow
The Music and Effects Mix
The M&E
M&E Scenarios
M&E Mix Techniques
Delivery and Archiving
Deliverables, Formats, And Deadlines
Quality Control And Quality Assurance
Session Management For Deliverables In Daws
Final Implementation And Delivery
About the Author

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. Includes foreword, introduction, afterword, author biography and index.

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