Produce professional level dialogue tracks with industry-proven techniques and insights from an Emmy Award winning sound editor. Gain innovative solutions to common dialogue editing challenges such as room tone balancing, noise removal, perspective control, finding and using alternative takes, and even time management and postproduction politics.
In Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures, Second Edition veteran film sound editor John Purcell arms you with classic as well as cutting-edge practices to effectively edit dialogue for film, TV, and video. This new edition offers:
Don’t allow your dialogue to become messy, distracting, and uncinematic! Do dialogue right with John Purcell’s all-inclusive guide to this essential yet invisible art.
Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures, Second Edition is the indispensable reference source for learning the concepts and processes involved in transforming the words of the script into the most important element of the motion picture sound track. It contains an entire career's worth of insight and detailed practical knowledge explained in straightforward, easily understandable language. This book is essential reading not just for prospective dialogue editors, but also for working directors, picture editors, sound mixers and those engaged in numerous other filmmaking disciplines.
- Gary Gegan, rerecording mixer and sound editor, In Treatment; Being John Malkovich
I have always emphasized the crucial role of dialogue editing as the basis of film sound design. This is a book that I will keep coming back to and share with my students for years to come. I only wish I wrote it myself!
- Svetolik Zajc, film sound designer and dialogue editor, Black Cat, White Cat; Super 8 Stories