Let's say that the filmmaker has achieved an unbiased shooting and editing process (or as close to neutral as possible), how then does one select the accompanying soundtrack? This, like shooting and editing, is another way to manipulate the visuals and/or the narrative and possibly force/communicate something other than the truth one intended or the subject agreed to. So, what is your process? Do you want to enhance the apparent (like the pace of the action) or the mood of the scene/action (argument, laughter)? Do you prefer something more organic using the original recorded sounds and location ambiance? Do you think more in terms of big picture soundtrack that focuses on the theme or spine of the documentary?
This topic is nuanced enough and it is much more specific, sort of.
[added the 'e' in NClarke - sorry about that]
Edited by Thom(asher), 14 August 2008 - 02:47 PM.