I "grew up" under the wing of a Music Mixer, and got my start doing music related audio work, and I am very familiar in the mastering techniques for Music albums and the like.
I am now working almost exclusively in ADR, Dialogue, VO and Final Mixing for films.
I am curious if you do any mastering to your films. Do you add compression? Do you do overall EQ? By stems? Overall 5.1 bus?
And how about for DVD? Does it get mastered and tightened before being released on DVD?
I get to watch "for your consideration" DVDs from the Academy and these always sound better and more dynamic than a DVD. I suppose it's been mastered for the DVD release?
In all the mixing I have done I have not used compression or EQ on my final mix. But, am I doing something wrong?
I'm very curious about this point.