chapter  8
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Recording audio for post production 83


Aims Audio that will be handed over to post production needs to be recorded in a way which enables it to be edited and mixed successfully. Ideally, some advance communication between the recordist and the post production team is desirable, but not always possible due to schedule constraints. Failing this, the recordist needs to think ahead and ensure that the post production department receives the material it needs to do its job well. This should include:

Reproducing the original location performance as faithfully as possible. Minimizing audio quality changes within a scene, from shot to shot. Reducing extraneous noise on set/location. Recording dialogue and fx wildtracks. Recording with as little reverb as possible – this can be added later but not removed! Avoiding dialogue overlaps, which may create difficulties in editing. Recording on the appropriate medium, format (mono/stereo) and sample rate/bit depth.