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Friday, January 14, 2011

Sound Track Reading: The Duck Hunt

In conjunction with yesterday's posting on sound sync, here is a sheet prepared for the 1932 Mickey Mouse film Prod. CM22 - The Duck Hunt, from Burt Gillett's papers. It shows the breakdown of the dialog for scene 2A, seemingly recorded 1/6/1932, "Not a duck in sight!" punch 5, take 2. (At the top is written "1-15" - the actual length of the sound of this sentence is just that: one foot 15 frames.)

The sync mark would be on the beginning of the N of "not." The numbers on the left, 32B and 32C refer to the beat numbers of the music - Measure 32, Beat B & C. It is a quiet scene, on a 24 beat. Note that the dialog is edited to the word "duck" hits beat 32C! Coincidence? Maybe - maybe not!

Another thing of note is the date: if the recording date truly was January 6th, then it is especially noteworthy that 22 days later, on January 28th, the film was released to the distributor!



Anonymous Steven Hartley says...

Mmm, interesting - so it seems our topics for now is about sound syncing. That's cool - I like Disney sound effects that goes with gags.

Friday, January 14, 2011 at 7:41:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Hans Perk says...

Well, "topic..." - I just pulled some documents that *I* found interesting ;-)

Friday, January 14, 2011 at 7:47:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Michael Sporn says...

This is an extraordinary document, indeedf. I love that the paper is broken into 8 frame sectors with highlights at the 16 fr mark, exactly as modern sheets were developed.

Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 5:20:00 AM PST  

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