Success or FailureBefore the Camera Even Rolls

Publication year: 2012
Source: Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, 2012, Pages 27-65

David Lewis, Yewdall

 Summary: The success of your final soundtrack is decided by you, before the cameras even roll, even before you commence preproduction! You must hire a good production sound mixer along with a supreme boom person, and you must know the pitfalls and traditional clash of production’s form and function to “get it in the can” and on its way to the cutting room. You must know how to convey the parameters and needs to the nonsound departments, which have such a major impact on the ability of the sound-recording team to capture a great production dialog track. You must know how…