Wednesday, June 25, 2014

And More on ADR

Okay, these videos on dialog editing are just awesome. Nobody does videos about dialog editing, so these things are just a relief to look at. I'm thinking "Here's somebody who's really doing it!"
There are a few "rules" John Purcell lays down which are actually just "ProTools" rules. Stuff about using time compression and expansion and some of the data management he does. But otherwise -- who'd have thunk about reversing room tone to make a longer loop? Oh man, that changes my life right there.
This looks more like I expect to EQ lav mics under clothing. Sometimes a shelf on that very high end is nice (although there really isn't very much signal up there.) EQ band number 3 there has a mightily wide "Q" but it really helps with making the recording sound more natural. Obviously there's a lot of clothing to poke the sound through as everything below 1000 Hz needs a world of reduction.
Man, I just had the biggest technical problem recording some ADR. Kept getting a "pop pop pop" sound on playback. I tried everything. Reboots, switching FireWire audio devices, flipping from ASIO to WDM. Finally tried recording to a new track. That worked. Sheesh. Very weird.


Kangas said...

I don't wanna sound like a know-it-all but I've reversed the room tone before. I've also used crazy shit like locusts to cover dialogue issues where there was wind in one angle's audio, no wind in the other.

What I'm saying is, when your audio's a fucking disaster like mine has been sometimes, you figure out all the ways to make it acceptable... :)

Andrew Bellware said...

Reversing... just brilliant.
I wouldn't have ever thought of that.