The Basics You Should Know Before You Start.
If you have worked with other people on projects like this before, you may know most or all of the things I will cover in this article, but if you are setting out on your own for the first time, these are the key points which I found incredibly helpful to know.
Depending on the experience of the director, producer, picture editor, and most definitely the “on location” sound person, your job can vary a bit in its scope. Just know this, mixing music for bands is going to seem a lot easier after you get done mixing sound for film.
Calibrate Your Control Room
Project Timeline (Scoping)
Normalize your dialog
Stereo or 5.1 Surround?
Sample Rate and Bit Depth
Get a Good Loudness Meter