Dialog EditorsHollywood's Unsung Heroes

Publication year: 2012
Source: Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, 2012, Pages 363-382

David Lewis, Yewdall

 Summary: How many times have you sat in the theater enjoying the movie and sighed with admiration for the dialog editor’s skill and handiwork? If you did notice, it was not because the dialog editor did a good job, it would be because the dialog editor did a poor one. Dialog editing is an invisible art form. If the work is good, the audience never notices. This is a good news/bad news thing to dialog editors. The good news is the great satisfaction that the transparency of their work does not reveal the fact that the dialog track is a patchwork…