Forgive me if someone else has already asked this, but I just did a "just for fun" sound design on a short film I found and I had a bit of a problem.
The film is cutting between a sniper and a victim, and it goes back and forth between their two perspectives quite a bit and fast - no fades/dissolves on the picture.
I had trouble making the outside-forest-ambience cut smoothly between the silent sniper's room.
Is there a rule of thumb I don't know about for this type of cutting of ambiences/picture?
I found that if I faded the ambience for too long it sounded jarring, and it took me quite a while to get the exact right fade at the right time (just nudging to find the exact spot and then starting the ambience right there wasn't working for me).
Your help is greatly appreciated, as always...