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André Engelhardt
Re: Tips on cutting dialogue and sound
on Jun 9, 2011 at 1:52:10 pm

Hi Jimmy,

I think you've already hit the nail on the head that it's about the point in time where you cut out the music that makes it sound 'wrong'. If you're limited to using only one song for the entire soundtrack you might have to start re-editting the video to match the music. If you are a bit handy at cutting and pasting you can head into soundtrack pro and extend or shorten some sections by cutting and/or copying certain parts. If all else fails you can cover up bad transitions with some sound effects to mask the roughness a little bit.

On a side note: If the actor is showcasing different types and/or styles of characters, acting and what not I'd go back to her/him right now and recommend two things: pick different songs (or better yet instrumental pieces) for the different parts that match the emotion of the acting and secondly not to use a song as recognizable as Paint it Black as that will diminish any original impression the viewer might have.

And last but not least, remember to check any licensing / copyright issues using a song like the Rolling Stone's!

Good luck!


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