Temp Dubs and Test ScreeningsA Critical Objective View

Publication year: 2012
Source: Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, 2012, Pages 177-182

David Lewis, Yewdall

 Summary: So you think you have a surefire hit—the most important picture of the year. Of course, every other producer and director believes their film is the one, but that’s only to be expected. You lived with the project for months, perhaps even years. You know every word, every moment, every cut. Actually, all this places you at a tremendous disadvantage. You lost your objectivity, especially if you were in the throes of the love–hate evolution that so often grips intensively involved craftspeople who are completely immersed in their project. The time comes to arrange a test screening. Don’t screen the…