Sarah on ADR recording

Peter on mixing film in 5.1
February 14, 2017

Sarah on ADR recording

Matching clean dialogue to the location recording may sound out of place and unrealistic when mixing placing the two together. Differences in tones may become evident in using both tracks in close proximity of each other. Some methods can be taken to avoid some inaudible sessions of dialogue, especially when recording next to a busy environment such as a road etc. In order to avoid these differences in tone and overall timbre some steps should taken.
Liaising with the production company who have chosen the boom and or clip mic will be able to provide a specification sheet to match the microphones used, they may also provide alternative with a similar tone and frequency response. Clip mics may catch the talents movement on the clothing, and the boom microphones will catch atmospheric ambience, these two can be mixed or requested to be re-recorded if not a good quality. As part of capturing room atmosphere a wild track of at least a a minute can be taken as well as an extra track for sound effects. The dialogue will be placed on a separate track ready to be mixed alongside. The room ambience is there to ensure the sound looks like it is coming for the sound source to match the visuals without the room could sound empty. In mixing the engineer can swap between each of the tracks and mix in additional dialogue accordingly. Capturing the dialogue replacement for Louis Hynes in “Series of Unfortunate Events” the session used a Sennheiser MKH 50-P48 as a boom mic and a DPA 4060-BM as a clip. Using both will often get the desired effect a more well rounded sound.
The talent will stand at a distance to the mic that won't vary widely in order to avoid difference in a dynamic range. The clip mic will also be placed on clothing; the distance again will not very.
Each of the microphones have a reasonably flat response until you hit 5khz, each frequency response has its uses for different instruments however a flat response is better for EQ purposes. It will also mimic the human ear thus providing a more realist sound.
Summary
Service Type
ADR Recording
Provider Name
London Media Post Production
Area
London
Description
Some methods can be taken to avoid some inaudible sessions of dialogue, especially when recording next to a busy environment such as a road etc. In order to avoid these differences in tone and overall timbre some steps should taken.
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