Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Mixing & Sweetening/AF Tip of the Day

I am in a mix session for the next two days trying to finish up a friend's movie. Note I said mix and not sweetening, sweetening is something you do to iced tea, mixing is what we do in film. I hate that word sweetening and when I hear people use it I realize how little they know about filmmaking. It also implies that the user doesn't think that the audio is as important as their visuals. Remember this, you can have the coolest shots in the world, but if people can't understand the dialog in your film they won't watch it!

Anyway, the point of all this was that I am really slammed so I might not blog tomorrow. We'll see. Come back and see. I'll let you know how the mix turns out later.

And here is your AF Tip of the Day.

Make your idea fit the budget. Don't write something you can't pull off.
- - from The Angry Filmmaker Survival Guide (coming in 2008)


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