Previously titled Audio Post-production in Video and Film, this third edition has been completely revised and restructured to provide a step-by-step guide to the professional techniques used to shape a soundtrack through the production process. Covering sound for both film and television, this edition includes many of the practical techniques and shortcuts used by experienced editors and mixers.
Part one explains the basics of audio post production - how audio is recorded, how sound and picture stay in sync, how audio can be exported from system to system, and how film and video technology works. Part two follows the path of production sound from its original recording right through to the final mix, and includes sections on editing sound with picture, dialogue, sound effects and music editing, how to run ADR and Foley record sessions, and mixing, using many practical examples.
Audio Post Production for Television and Film is aimed at professionals already working in the industry, newcomers, students and those considering sound for film and television as a career - in fact anyone who wants an insight into current professional practices and a comprehensive overview of the sound post production process.
"A comprehensive guide to creating, editing and finalizing soundtracks for film and TV…Well illustrated with plenty of practical examples, this is recommended." - Sound & Lighting International
"Any reader engaged in this field will want to possess their own copy. It makes riveting reading with many excellent illustrations helping the understanding."
"It's a book which will have something for everyone - even the most experienced technician. But its real value lies in its comprehensive overview of the art of producing sound for vision - a must for the student."
"What is really interesting about this book is the techniques and technical knowledge - it is packed with little nuggets of useful information that will really impact on your work and workflow if you take them on board."
"…is a good introduction to the process of producing a soundtrack to accompany a TV or Film shoot, and gives step by step instructions as to how the various professional techniques are used on the set…I would say that this is a useful and interesting book for beginners and essential reading for any student before being let loose on a set…" - BKSTS, May 2006
Introduction; The evolution of audio post production; Digital recording and processing; Synchronizing and controlling audio post production equipment; Audio transfers and file formats; Video, film and pictures; Film in audio post production; Post production workflows; Recording audio for post-production; Editing picture and sound; The Digital audio workstation; Preparing for the mix: editing production sound; Preparing for the mix: sound effects editing; Post sync recording; Preparing for the mix: music; Monitoring and the environment; Mixing and processing equipment; The mix; The Transmission and reproduction of audio post-production material; Glossary