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Music Editing for Film and Television

The Art and the Process

By Steven Saltzman

© 2015 – Routledge

288 pages

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Description

Making music for the movies is a complicated, involved, and challenging process. Music Editing for Film and Television covers the practical skills needed to successfully hone your craft. Through an overview of the music editing process, this book will equip you with detailed techniques to solve musical problems encountered during editing. An abundance of interviews with well-known professionals provide a wide range of perspectives on music editing for film, while special features address an array of projects, from a low-budget documentary, to a Hollywood blockbuster, to indie projects.

Reviews

"This is a 'must-read' for anyone considering a career in music editing, as well as a really useful reference book for anyone in sound post-production…Steven Saltzman is obviously a gifted teacher, as the book gently introduces you to who's who in the team involved, through providing the music track plus detailed observations from working professionals in an easy Q&A style…This book will most certainly go on my list of recommended reading for up-and-coming sound department professionals." - Wendy Laybourn FBKS, Network Nine News

"Saltzman does a fantastic job at detailing the work the music editor will go through from the beginning to the end…The interviews [of industry professionals] in the book are a fantastic bonus as well…This book is not only a good resource for music editors, but for anyone who is a part of the filmmaking process." - Ashley Kristoff, Raindance Film Festival

"Making music for the movies is a complicated, involved, and challenging process. Music Editing for Film and Television covers the practical skills needed to successfully hone your craft. Through an overview of the music editing process, this book will equip you with detailed techniques to solve musical problems encountered during editing." - Lori Barth, The Score

"Music Editing for Film and TV production has always required a unique set of skills and procedural knowledge that complement the inter-relationship of sound and visual elements of each individual production. The skill set and creative experience of a music editor must continue to meet the ever-changing complexities of professional work. Steve Saltzman’s book is a noble effort that presents these challenges and remedies in an relaxed, but comprehensive manner. If music editing for film and TV is of interest to you, the invaluable information within his book will both enlighten and inspire you." - Don Wilkins, Chair Emeritus, Berklee Film Scoring Department

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Foreword

Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Postproduction

Chapter 3: The Team

Chapter 4: The Music Spotting

Chapter 5: Temp Editing

Chapter 6: Editing Songs and Source Music

Chapter 7: Musicals and On-Camera Songs

Chapter 8: Working with a Composer

Chapter 9: Working with a Picture Editor

Chapter 10: Conforming

Chapter 11: The Film Mix, or Dub

Chapter 12: Delivery Requirements

Appendix A: Interview with Scott Gershin

About the Author

About the Author

Steven Saltzman

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Steven Saltzman, MPSE is a music editor and composer based in Los Angeles, CA. He received his Bachelors of Music in composition and film scoring from Berklee College of Music and is a certified Avid Pro Tools instructor. He has been editing music for film and television for the past eighteen years. In addition, Steven has lectured nationally, and he has created and taught numerous music editing courses. A recipient of a Golden Reel Award for music editing, Saltzman is also a member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild, the Society of Composers and Lyricists, and he sits on the board of the Motion Picture Sound Editors Guild.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUS032000
MUSIC / Recording & Reproduction
PER004010
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Direction & Production