chapter  7
Music
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The music editor is often brought in at the very beginning; on some films, their work will be needed before musical scenes can even be shot. This may involve making click tracks for dance numbers or preparing playback tracks for musical scenes involving lip syncing or the simulated playing of musical instruments. This involves prepping DAT or other playback tapes for use on the set. Because playback on set is the responsibility of the production mixer, they determine the playback format of this “guide track.” The director will also be involved in this planning as the playback tracks must be prepared based on the shot lists and camera blocking.