Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Avoiding these issues on future jobs, part of Premiere Pro and After Effects: Adding Handle to Sound Bites.
So now you know, my technique for combining audio mixing, time remapping, frame blending, and also a bit of key frame interpolation, to create sufficient handle around a sound bite that you extract from the middle of a longer interview. But, you may have heard the saying, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, that's true in this case too. What you really want, is to have someone on set during the interview, who's very familiar with the subject matter.
It could be you, it could be the client, hopefully it's the director. And they need to be listening while the interviewer is speaking, for good tidbits or good sound bites that may be useful later on. When an interviewee is done at giving their particular speech or a particular paragraph, or whatever, have that person, politely stop them and say, that's great, do you remember when you said, this? Could you go back and say this one more time, that was really good. Then have them say it in isolation, and you've got a sound bite with natural handles around the front, and you don't have to use this post production trickery.
But, we know the world is rarely perfect, so when you do have situations like this where you need to extract a thought and weave it into a larger program, now you know a way of making it look more natural. Hope it's useful for you. I've used it lots of times on my own work, and on clients' works. Go forth, have fun, maybe you'll find another way to do this even better. If so, share with me, I'd love to learn.
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