I can hear it now,
“And the Oscar for Sound Editing goes to….
I’m sorry, no one voted”
As I understand it, to be an Oscar voter you have to
be white & male working or have worked in the film industry… there are about 6000 voters, 22% are actors and when surveyed in 2012, 94% were Caucasian, 77% were male, and 54% were found to be over the age of 60….
So having spent many years professionally working on film, and a lifetime watching & listening to films, one might presume each Academy voter has a fairly good understanding as to how films get made…
But not this voter
While I agree with their abstinence, there should be no need for it…. after all, a lack of knowledge or understanding is not a permanent flaw – it is an educational opportunity!
So for your good deed of the day, lets help this poor voter….
Relative to this voters dilemma, please answer these two questions
Sound Editing is…..
Sound Mixing is….
UPDATE: Thank you Mr Murch
Ai-ling Lee in LA Times: “I get asked this quite a bit,” she laughs. “You start with sound editing, taking the production dialogue recorded on set and cleaning it up so you don’t have any hiss and pop. Eighty percent of sound is added during sound editing — background sound, car doors, giant monster sounds, are all designed and recorded then. The sound editing team basically creates a palette of all of these sounds.”
Next, you move onto the sound mixing. “You take all that material and sift through them to see what is important to focus on,” Lee says. “It’s like when you’re watching a film and the camera is helping you focus on what’s onscreen. Here you do that with the sounds created by the editing team.”