Puzzled by the process of audio post production? Check out this primer on the post production workflow:
How does sound get on pictures? The following is a rough sketch of the procedure for a major Hollywood feature production. But it is not a blueprint; exact procedures vary tremendously with the budget and shooting schedule of the film.
Blockbuster action films, for instance, often devote much more time and money to sound effects than is described below. The process certainly does not describe how the average film is made abroad; few other cultures have such a fetish for perfect lip-synching as ours–so even dialog is recorded after the shoot in many countries.
Read the full primer on post production sound – it’s quite a lengthy read, so grab a cup of coffee, lean back and dig in.