Editing Sound Like a Pro

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Professional-quality sound editing is crucial to a finished film. While not all films can afford a dedicated sound editor, with some effort, it’s possible to edit sound yourself. The minimum requirements are a copy of Pro Tools (or a comparable Digital Audio Workstation, though Pro Tools is the standard in the film industry) and patience. […]

Killing Your Children: getting the tightest-possible edit

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While I really enjoy the wild and unpolished nature of independent film, all too frequently I observe work that could really benefit from a savage pruning. Sometimes this lacking may be because the work has missed out on re-edits (and friendly screenings of rough-cuts) due to time constraints. But other times, I think the editor […]