Who’s Who in Film Music
The music is one of the last artistic additions to a movie, and the way music is acquired or written can be as varied as the music score itself. While a movie is in audio post-production, many processes are taking place at the same time – the editor is completing the picture edit, the dialogue… Continue reading......
What to Deliver to the Editor
Shooting on set is an exciting and stressful time. Working hard to make your schedule, complete your shot list, and get the best performances from your actors can be a daunting task. In the middle of all of it, you need to make sure that the work you did that day makes it to the editor.… Continue reading......
Free YouTube Music and Sound Effects
We think of YouTube as a distribution platform, but they have been adding a few really nice content creation tools for filmmakers. The other day, I was checking out the Creator Studio tools in my YouTube account, and I discovered a treasure trove of stock music and sound effects. The music runs the gamuts of… Continue reading......
Managing Your Footage on Location
The script supervisor maintains logs of each take, its length, any problems (both technical or performance), how much of the scene each take covers, and any other notes requested by the crew.
The script supervisor then packages these notes, which serve as an index of the footage, and delivers them to the editor.
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The Secret to Knowing When to Cut
A cut occurs when you, the editor, decides it’s time to show the audience the action from another camera angle. Sometimes, this choice is out of necessity – the actor leaves the frame, the scene ends, or there’s simply nothing interesting happening in the shot anymore. Even in these instances where it’s clear you need… Continue reading......
How to Hire an Editor
Hiring an Editor The decision as to when to hire the editor is dependent on the budget. Ideally, the editor will be brought on board in pre-production, so he is involved early in the creative decision-making process. Taking time for the editor to review the script, individual scenes, and storyboards with the director and cinematographer… Continue reading......