Room tone

EN: Room tone


Different sets and locations have different audio characteristics. A sound recordist will typically make a recording of the natural ambient silence in a set/location for the sound editor, who will use it as a reference point, or for when silence is required.Fictional Movie(s): Living in Oblivion (1995)
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Room tone

A recording of the silence of a room or any location, to be used to fill in gaps when editing the sound. The silence of a location is really not very silent at all, and the room tone of one location is not a substitute for another, so a sync sound shoot will usually end with the sound recordist asking everyone to be quiet for the recording of 30 seconds of room tone.

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