May 29, 1997

It's very hard to get good information on doing a film sound mix on video--the technology isn't incredibly old, and experts seem to have different opinions. I've been trying to educate myself on the ins and outs of keeping the sound track in sync through the many phases of the process, searching the Internet for technical information and asking everyone I know for advice. Through the Independent Feature Project's Resource Program, I've contacted a few post-production professionals; today I spoke to Steve Hamilton of Spin Cycle Post, who was very helpful and informative. I don't understand the whole process yet, but I'm getting the feeling that it's at least possible to mix on video and keep in sync, as long as one follows a complicated set of procedures that requires an engineering degree to understand.

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