MPSE Wavelength

Fall 2020

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26 I M PS E . O R G ADR editor will create an ADR cue sheet with the lines separated out and given cue numbers with either timecode or footage, the line written out exactly as it's spoken in the film. We usually figure an actor can do about 10 lines of dialogue per hour. (see sample sheet) DIAGETIC AND NON-DIAGETIC SOUND: These are sounds that either go with something we see on screen (diagetic) like a door close that you both see and hear. Non-diagetic are sounds that do not belong in the film like a crew member accidentally dropping a wrench off-stage. CUE SHEETS: We don't use these much anymore except for music to show where all the music cues in the film are located. Every phase used to have a cue sheet. Dialogue cue sheets would give the re-recording mixer a road map of where all the pieces of sound lives. Today, we can visually SEE where all the cues are on all the tracks at once. CELL: The cell side of a piece of film is the "shiny" side. You had to know these things to know what was the right way the film (image) was going! EMULSION: The emulsion side or the "dull side" is where you put your splicing tape. To test it, you put it on your tongue and if it pulls the skin off, it's the emulsion side! Ouch. MAG: Short for magnetic oxide, where the sound was recorded on sprocketed 35mm film. If it got close to any magnet, all the sound would be erased!

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