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How is sound recorded on motion picture film?

The phrase "optical soundtrack" sounds like a contradiction in terms, but it's the secret to how sound is recorded on motion picture film.

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  • 10 Highest Paying Jobs in the Film Industry

    10 Highest Paying Jobs in the Film Industry

    You'd think that everyone who works in Hollywood is filthy rich, but the reality is that the film industry doesn't pay most of its employees more than any other. However, some people are making out like bandits. See more »

  • Coming Soon to a Quiz Near You: Summer Blockbusters

    Coming Soon to a Quiz Near You: Summer Blockbusters

    Who needs swimming pools and water parks when you can cool off in a movie theater with the latest summer blockbuster film? Grab a bucket of popcorn, then settle in for 20 questions about the biggest summer blockbusters to ever grace the screen. See more »

  • Fact or Fiction: Hollywood vs. History

    Fact or Fiction: Hollywood vs. History

    Did you learn most of your history from the silver screen? If so, you might want to fact-check a few things. Test your real history knowledge by separating the real story from cinema inaccuracies. See more »

  • How are Hollywood blockbusters financed?

    How are Hollywood blockbusters financed?

    A good Hollywood blockbuster should be able to defray much of its cost in post-production -- think ticket sales, DVD rentals and merchandising contracts. But an expensive movie also needs some money to start out with. Where does it come from? See more »

  • How AVID Editing Machines Work

    How AVID Editing Machines Work

    AVID editing machines are the editing machine of choice for all television shows and movies that come out of Hollywood. Learn more about these amazing machines in this article. See more »

  • How Becoming a Movie Director Works

    How Becoming a Movie Director Works

    There's no easy way to becoming a movie director. It takes education, experience and a lot of contacts. Learn more about becoming a movie director in this article. See more »

  • How Casting Directors Work

    How Casting Directors Work

    Did you ever wonder how they picked those actors and actresses for your favorite movie? A casting director did most of that work. What goes into casting a movie, and how do you become a casting director? See more »

  • How Cinematographers Work

    How Cinematographers Work

    "Tropic Thunder" had a distinct look and feel to it. But how did they manage to get that authentic war-movie feel to it? Enter the Cinematographer. See more »

  • How Digital Matte Painters Work

    How Digital Matte Painters Work

    Digital matte painters bring some of your favorite movies to life. Check out this article to learn more about digital matte painters! See more »

  • How does a movie clapperboard work?

    How does a movie clapperboard work?

    When filming a movie, the sound and the images are recorded and stored separately with different devices. After filming the challenge is to synchronize those two recordings. Learn how a clapperboard is used in movie production. See more »

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