Wednesday, July 06, 2005
A few things
I've started my sound edit. I've almost finished cutting all of the dialogue together. But I've also added a few effects tracks. Also managed to do some levels mixing and EQ correction. Even though it is said that only after the dialogue is cut, that you go on to the effects and then finally mix, I somehow like working non-linear. Such a routine was drawn up specifically because each of those things was a separate job carried out by a different individual. But in my case I have to do everything. Production mixing, effects recording, synching and tracklaying, dialogue editing, foley, foley mixing, effects editing, multitrack processing and final mixing; apart from designing the entire soundtrack. The only things I do not do are location boom swinging, music recording and mixing, sound transfer and mastering.
Because I have complete control over all the things I do do, I can chose to do most of it in the order I am comfortable with; barring scheduling, budget and euqipment availability issues. The last thing I wanted to be was a techy geek, but I am turning into one. One of the reasons I did not take up Guru's book tag was because the last five books I've read are all technical handbooks or manuals. I do have to admit that I somehow like being a geek!
After a couple of really 'low' weeks, just figured that I've to get back to life with a vengeance. The first attempt at which ended with three of us having consumed many pitchers of real ale, and thus having missed the last train back, and then having been turned away from every single hotel/B&B in the train station's vicinity, finally remebered to get to an apartment belonging to a friend of a friend who lived in the area! We managed to catch part of the concert in Philadelphia before losing consciousness.
Though it could have ended better, I would not consider that night a total failure at bringing my spirits up. Just in time for me to start the sound edit.
Meanwhile, I managed to watch quite a few films, one of them was Batman Begins on Imax. I might put up a post on my own take on that film.
Comments to A few things
Anand.. Are you you OK...Just confirming...
posted by Bajji6:52 pm, July 07, 2005
Hey all well?
posted by Suman1:37 pm, July 08, 2005
Cheers guys, it was rather scrary when the news first broke, but then again, you know how the British are. Everybody here is rather mature about things!
posted by Anand6:30 pm, July 11, 2005
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