Picture Editorial and the Use of the Sound Medium

Publication year: 2012
Source: Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, 2012, Pages 145-176

David Lewis, Yewdall

 Summary: It is important to understand the traditional film process because it has not changed, only the technique and the medium has. When Disney’s Terry Porter handled the remixing challenge of the original Fantasia, elements that were nearly 50 years old had to be carefully brought out of film vaults, inventories checked, elements prepared, and old technology playback systems refreshed to be able to accomplish such a task.During the daily chore of syncing up the previous day’s workprint and corresponding soundtrack is where the assistant picture editor and picture apprentice must practice their skills with the strictest regard to accuracy and…