Hire The Right Audio Post Production Expert For Your Project
All About Audio Post Production
In the worlds of film and TV, audio post production is an essential part of the post production process. While post production refers to everything that happens after production has wrapped, audio post production specifically refers to the audio editing work that ensures the sound of a video project is in tip top shape. Hiring a skilled audio post production expert is the best way to ensure that your project's audio is up to snuff—and when you use Voices, we can pair you with a trained professional who can make exactly that happen.
When you watch a movie, you may have noticed that a film can get away with a few blurry images or some uneven camerawork—as long as the sound is still easy to understand. However, if the sound in a movie falters, it can make an entire scene virtually unwatchable. The overall importance of sound to audiovisual storytelling cannot be overstated. With Voices, you can get access to a vast talent pool of audio post production experts who are versed in every facet of audio post production necessary to make your story come to life.
Audio post production usually concerns everything done with the sound of a film, TV show, or commercial after the filming is over. Some of this work involves syncing the sound to moving images, sound design, foley effects, dialogue cleanup and automated dialogue replacement (otherwise known as ADR), and audio restoration. Audio post production experts typically work closely with a film's editor, music director, and composer, to make sure that a film's soundtrack comes together as a unified whole.
There are a number of different roles that fall under the audio post production domain. These roles include supervising sound editor, re recording mixer, sound designer, sound effects editor, dialogue editor, foley artist, and ADR mixer. The audio post production expert you hire on Voices will have a sound knowledge of the duties each of these roles fulfills and the ability to complete these tasks on your project.
The various steps of the audio post production process include (but are not limited to) production dialogue editing, automated dialogue replacement, foley recording, music editing, and mixing. The production dialogue editing process consists of editing and cleaning up all the dialogue that was recorded on set, which usually includes a mixture of camera audio, boom mic audio, and wireless microphone recording. When reviewing footage and the audio that was captured along with it, it is common to identify a number of moments where dialogue needs to be replaced, whether due to unwanted sounds of traffic, wind, or other background noises interfering with the actors' dialogue. To make up for any lines that were lost during production, actors are brought back into the studio (either physically or virtually) to re record their lines in sync with the filmed footage of them.
Another major component of audio post production is foley recording. Foley recording involves a sound effects expert—generally known as a foley artist—employing props and other recording techniques to recreate sounds in a scene that weren't picked up by the camera. For example, a foley artist will work on a foley stage with a variety of textures and objects to recreate the sound of footsteps, the smashes and crashes of a fight scene, clothes rustling, or doors squeaking.
Music editing is another instrumental piece of the audio post production puzzle. A music editor ensures that the score that has been composed for a movie is properly synchronized with the movie's picture. The final step of the audio post production process for a movie is the mixing process, which is when the production dialogue, ADR, musical score, and sound effects are all brought together as the final audio track for the film. Your audio post production expert will have the ability to prepare your audio mix for the final audio format that it will be distributed in.
Are you ready to work with a trained professional who can hone the sound of your project? Browse our lineup of featured audio post production talent to find just the right audio post production expert to merge all your moving parts and oversee your creative project's sound through to completion.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hiring an audio post production expert is easy on Voices. Post a job and get matched with a technical and creative professional to hone your project's sound.
Audio post production refers to every stage of the audio editing process that takes place after a film, TV, or video has finished wrapping. It includes the foley recording, automated dialogue replacement, music editing, sound design, and more.
The audio post production process can take everywhere from a few weeks to a few years. It all depends on the scope of a project, the length of the content being edited in post, and whether there is a need to schedule new recording sessions and revisions, or try out different versions of an edit with test audiences.