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Postproduction

Digital Technology Brings New Editing Possibilities

After nearly 20 years of cutting news footage for the Los Angeles independent station KCAL-TV, News Editor Tom Novak has pretty much seen it all, including the changes of the station’s ownership from Disney to Young Broadcasting to current owner CBS (which has maintained the station’s independent status). As one of five editors working on the multiple evening news broadcasts, Novak notes that two of the biggest changes involve the way raw footage is captured and the increasingly rapid turnaround time made possible by digital technology.

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Post Audio

Even though Hollywood has been doing multichannel audio mixing for over 70 years, the sound technicians and artists behind today’s mixes take nothing for granted. To get a feel for today’s audio postproduction tools and techniques, I visited two of the hottest boutique post houses in town. SonicPool and 5 Guys Named Moe offer state-of-the-art equipment and software and a full range of postproduction services, and both have corporate cultures that focus on strong customer service. The co-founders of these boutique houses both feel that the size of their companies enables them to offer more personal service. “Being a small company helps us be more efficient,” says SonicPool Co-Founder Patrick Bird. “We try to operate as if we’re a production’s post department rather than an outside facility.”

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PART THREE: THE DIGITAL DILEMMA 2 REPORT

The Digital Dilemma report published in 2007 focused on the archival status of  motion pictures produced and owned by the Hollywood studios.

The Digital Dilemma 2 report deals with the archival status of  independent narrative films and documentaries. Both reports were co-sponsored by the Academy of  Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of  Congress.  The research was a collaborative endeavor by Andy Maltz and Milt Shefter, who co-authored both reports.

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ADR with Todd-AO’s Ron Bedrosian

Obtaining optimal sound quality while recording on set can be an arduous task for production sound mixers. Let’s face it, exploding bombs, rapid-fire machine guns, massive tanks and even spaceships can get obnoxiously loud — and they can create challenging sound problems on set. To resolve these issues, Automated Dialogue Replacement (ADR), or the process of re-recording dialogue in post to improve or clarify the diction of the actors, has become an essential part of film and TV production.

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PART TWO: THE DIGITAL DILEMMA 2 REPORT

The Digital Dilemma 2 report was co-sponsored by the Academy of  Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of  Congress. It was co-authored by Andy Maltz and Milt Shefter. Maltz is  director of  the Science and Technology Council at the Academy of  Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Shefter is president of  Miljoy Enterprises, Inc., a media asset preservation firm that provides consulting and project management services.

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