Music Editing

for Visual Media

 The job of a music editor is to synchronize non-original music to picture. The music tracks are carefully chosen by the director or the music supervisor if any. Music editing is very common in documentaries, where there is neither the budget nor the time for a custom musical score.

If you would like to submit a project for a free estimate, please use the form below:

A temp track (also known as "temp music" or "temp score") consists of existing pieces of music or songs that the director uses to help composers understand exactly what they want for a specific scene. Temp music provides important information such as genre, mood or pace. One of the jobs of the music editor is to quickly edit these temporary tracks to picture so that the composer can start writing as soon as possible.

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Jonathan Galland Frequently Asked Questions

You must provide me with music tracks licensed to you. A music editor's job is to cut the music to picture, not to provide non-original music or songs. The music editor will not be held responsible for his work if the music provided to him is not rightfully licensed to the client. Temp music however may be used without license.

BE ADVISED THAT COLLABORATION ON ANY UNETHICAL PROJECT PROMOTING VIOLENCE, UNLAWFULNESS OR OBSCENITY WILL BE DISCARDED.

 

Also, please remember that I have an hourly rate. Therefore, you may want to consider sending only the locked cut (free of any timecode change).