From the acquisition of original sound in the field, to the creation of sound effects and foley, to constructing music beds to final editing and mixing, the sound drives the video in any storytelling effort. The making of compelling video sound tracks requires a creative imagination, a sense of how music works in stories and a trained ear for good audio. The early stages of audio editing involves cutting and deleting sound elements and assembling them into a clean sets of tracks.
As it has always been, good sound editing for video requires an aesthetic sense of rhythm and timing. Music — whether live instruments or synthesized sound — is critically important in the mix and the whole track must be synchronized precisely with the video cut. The next step is editing — where the sound….