Know How They Give Sound To A Movie By Taking This Quiz!

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Do you know that there is a ton of work that goes behind giving audio to every movie that you see? It is a huge task with a lot of different processes, repeated recording, syncing softwares and what not. Take this quiz to know how they give sound to a movie!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a "mix stem"?
    • A. 

      Term describing the buss outputs of a scoring console

    • B. 

      It refers to an English style of post production workflow

    • C. 

      It is to a soundtrack what a scene is to the script

    • D. 

      A mixed subdivision of a full mix

    • E. 

      Sound recorded on location

  • 2. 
    The process of changing the speed of audio recorded on set to sync with NTSC picture is called
    • A. 

      Resolving

    • B. 

      Pulldown

    • C. 

      Knock down

    • D. 

      Re-syncing

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 3. 
    Why is room tone important?
    • A. 

      So that no outside noise interferes with the recording

    • B. 

      To maintain ambience continuity with the dialog recorded on location and ADR

    • C. 

      You need pristine silence for soundtracks

    • D. 

      So the Foley artist has a reference

    • E. 

      Because the ADR needs to be non diegetic

  • 4. 
    Who, of the following, is NOT present at the final sound mix:
    • A. 

      Dialog editor

    • B. 

      Production sound mixer

    • C. 

      Film director

    • D. 

      Supervising sound editor

    • E. 

      Re-recording Mixer

  • 5. 
    ADR is sometimes referred to as
    • A. 

      Looping

    • B. 

      Automated Dialogue Replicator

    • C. 

      Walla

    • D. 

      Syncing tag

    • E. 

      All the above

  • 6. 
    About how far away should the mic be when recording ADR?
    • A. 

      6 inches

    • B. 

      All up in your grill

    • C. 

      Far enough away to squeeze in a pop filter

    • D. 

      2-3 feet

    • E. 

      Slightly off axis

  • 7. 
    At what stage do you put your final audio mix through an encoding process?
    • A. 

      Printmaster

    • B. 

      Back track

    • C. 

      Layback

    • D. 

      Laydown

    • E. 

      Printout

  • 8. 
    What is the purpose of an "M&E Mix"?
    • A. 

      To lower the overall levels for TV broadcast

    • B. 

      To provide the director with alternate mix ideas

    • C. 

      For distribution to the elderly or hard-of-hearing

    • D. 

      To allow for easy foreign-language dubbing in international distribution

    • E. 

      To allow for stereo playback on a two-channel system

  • 9. 
    Which of these encoding methods IS NOT a Dolby encoding?
    • A. 

      ProLogic

    • B. 

      AC-3

    • C. 

      Dolby Digital

    • D. 

      SDDS

    • E. 

      LT/RT

  • 10. 
    Which encoding method puts data between the perfs on a film print?
    • A. 

      SDDS

    • B. 

      Dolby SR

    • C. 

      Dolby LtRt

    • D. 

      DTS

    • E. 

      Dolby Digital

  • 11. 
    If you are editing sound effects for a scene, which category of effect would you likely use for a gunshot that occurs on screen?
    • A. 

      Foley

    • B. 

      Stereo effect

    • C. 

      Stereo ambience

    • D. 

      Mono effect

    • E. 

      PFX

  • 12. 
    What is the purpose of dialog editing?
    • A. 

      Keeping room tone consistent

    • B. 

      Removing extraneous noises

    • C. 

      Replacing off-axis dialog with better sounding alternate takes

    • D. 

      Separating production effects (PFX) from the dialog tracks

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    What is the meeting called when the Supervising sound editor sits with the director and slowly goes over ideas about the movie?
    • A. 

      Testing

    • B. 

      Blocking

    • C. 

      Final cut session

    • D. 

      Spotting session

    • E. 

      Cueing

  • 14. 
    At which timecode would you find a two-pop?
    • A. 

      02:00:01:00

    • B. 

      01:00:08:00

    • C. 

      00:59:58:00

    • D. 

      02:00:10:00

    • E. 

      04:00:09:00

  • 15. 
    What kind of sound is recorded on set during a shot, that should be split to its own track if possible?
    • A. 

      Source music

    • B. 

      Foley

    • C. 

      PFX

    • D. 

      Wild track

    • E. 

      Footsteps

  • 16. 
    What is the difference between film speed and NTSC speed?
    • A. 

      4%

    • B. 

      .1%

    • C. 

      1%

    • D. 

      48.048%

    • E. 

      2%

  • 17. 
    When sound and picture change simultaneously, this is an example of a
    • A. 

      Jump away

    • B. 

      Cut away

    • C. 

      Split edit

    • D. 

      Hard cut

    • E. 

      Synchronicity

  • 18. 
    A scene in a film depicts a car interior. The music playing on the car radio is an example of
    • A. 

      Displaced diegetics

    • B. 

      Diegetic music

    • C. 

      Production music

    • D. 

      Non diegetic sound

    • E. 

      Sound fx

  • 19. 
    On location the cinematographer and production sound mixer plot the movement of cameras, actors, and microphones. This rehearsal process is referred to as
    • A. 

      Slating

    • B. 

      Plotting

    • C. 

      Spotting

    • D. 

      Blocking

    • E. 

      Planning

  • 20. 
    A "wild take" is
    • A. 

      On a soundstage

    • B. 

      Any kind of non-sync recording

    • C. 

      Time code recorded in video signal

    • D. 

      Time code for film

    • E. 

      A type of edit

  • 21. 
    The process used to transfer film to video is called
    • A. 

      Pull-down

    • B. 

      Telecine

    • C. 

      EDL

    • D. 

      Printmaster

    • E. 

      Spotting

  • 22. 
    What is commonly used to make "footsteps on grass" sounds on a Foley stage
    • A. 

      Egg shells

    • B. 

      Furry slipper

    • C. 

      Shredded cloth

    • D. 

      Analog cassette tape

    • E. 

      Fiberglass

  • 23. 
    When doing ADR there is a series of beeps, and on the imaginary ____ beep is when the actor starts the line.
    • A. 

      3rd

    • B. 

      4th

    • C. 

      5th

    • D. 

      6th

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    A prelap refers to
    • A. 

      Another name for montage

    • B. 

      A type of jump cut that only partially breaks continuity

    • C. 

      A type of split edit where the picture fades in before the sound for the next scene

    • D. 

      A type of edit where the sound comes in after the next scene

    • E. 

      A type of edit where the sound of the next scene comes in before the picture cut

  • 25. 
    The "Rustle Track" is recorded by the
    • A. 

      Foley artist

    • B. 

      Foley recordist

    • C. 

      Production mixer

    • D. 

      Re-Recording mixer

    • E. 

      FX editor