Emmy recipient John Purcell has over 30 years of varied studio experience in picture and sound. He has edited projects ranging from documentaries and concerts, to presidential campaigns and television series, to feature films and classical albums. On top of editing dialogue for movies, he writes training programs for audio engineers, and teaches at film schools in the Middle East and in Latin America.
Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures, Second Edition is the indispensable reference source for learning the concepts and processes involved in transforming the words of the script into the most important element of the motion picture sound track. It contains an entire career's worth of insight and detailed practical knowledge explained in straightforward, easily understandable language. This book is essential reading not just for prospective dialogue editors, but also for working directors, picture editors, sound mixers and those engaged in numerous other filmmaking disciplines. - Gary Gegan, rerecording mixer and sound editor, In Treatment; Being John Malkovich I have always emphasized the crucial role of dialogue editing as the basis of film sound design. This is a book that I will keep coming back to and share with my students for years to come. I only wish I wrote it myself! - Svetolik Zajc, film sound designer and dialogue editor, Black Cat, White Cat; Super 8 Stories