The Challenging Battlefield of Production

Publication year: 2012
Source: Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, 2012, Pages 67-117

David Lewis, Yewdall

 Summary: Without doubt, the most difficult and arduous recording process in the audio-track development of a film is the on-camera production dialog recording. It’s here that any lack of preparation and tactical planning will rear its ugly and expensive head in the coming months of postproduction. Here the ignorance and apathy of other production-unit department heads, usually consumed by their own contracted concerns, becomes apparent. Only seasoned directors and producers know the loss that occurs of both real money and of the magic of on-camera performance. Whether to record digitally or analog is a decision that requires factoring numerous technical and…