Jay Rose Posted September 11, 2019 Report Share Posted September 11, 2019 I'm prepping a 2-hour docy that has an important one-shot premiere in a historic theater... in ten days. (Needless to say, it's not locked yet.) Of the two hours, about five minutes has stereo music or sfx. The rest is archive footage and new interviews. The theater can handle DCP, but the producer can't take the time for a lab. He's leaving my studio with a hard drive under his arm, hopping on a plane with the editor and his laptop, and they'll be syncing and compressing as necessary during the flight to the venue. The theater can also take BluRay with AC3, or play a stereo or LCR track with picture from a hard drive. I want to leave as little possible room for error at the venue. But I'm also concerned that in a 'historic' theater, having them use just their screen center channel for 96% of the movie won't fill the room. Or it will cause problems for people at the extreme sides of the front rows. Ideas? Mix as LCR, but also send my dialog to L and R down 6 dB or so (to keep things centered) at the same time? Mix stereo with a phantom center and hope for the best? After this premiere, they'll be shortening for theatrical /streaming and we'll have a chance to give the track more thought. Fortunately, picture is someone else's worry. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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