Every day musicians, songwriters, and composers are losing their ability to make a living from their craft, and you would think that with all of the talk of the importance of “job creation” the impact of a “shrinking middle class”, and the general need to bolster the US economy that representatives in Washington DC would express some interest in protecting the jobs, income, livelihoods, and intellectual property rights of songwriters and composers.
So you’re going to mix sound for film for the first time. You have been an audio engineer for a while. You have spent the years building up your skills, and you love movies! You think to yourself “mixing sound for film seems like a perfect fit”. If those previous statements are true, then it probably is a perfect fit, but there are a few differences between audio post production for film and mixing a record for commercial release.
I recently began doing audio post production for film, and though my skills from engineering and producing music translate over very well, this kind of work is a different beast all to itself. Without certain tools you would find it near impossible to restore and use audio that was captured on location.