Time for an update on A House for Marge!
Lately, I’ve been working hard both learning how to dialogue edit and mix sound, and also applying that new knowledge to the project. I got a great book called Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures: A Guide to the Invisible Art. It’s been a fantastic help.
The book starts out with the history of dialogue editing and then explains how to get all the pieces you’ll need on a big production. Not necessarily useful to me, but it was interesting.
That’s the first third of the book. For the rest, it’s all practical hands-on stuff about the dos and don’ts of dialogue editing. And it’s more principles than rules (or should I say guidelines?). If you read this book, you will learn how dialogue editing works and you will be able to apply it.
So I’ve been doing that.