ADR stands for “Additional Dialogue Replacement” – or also known as ‘looping‘ or ‘dubbing‘. And whether it’s done to hide an overhead airplane, traffic, wind, add another line off screen or replace a mumbled word… with almost every project, it needs to be done. And ‘Yes, We’re Open‘, is no different.
But real recording studios communicate through a ‘phone patch‘, where the person on the other line can hear the audio/takes directly from the mic and vice versa into the actor’s headphones.
However here in the SHEN STUDIO, we don’t believe in all that expensive, fancy-schmancy gear (nor can we afford it) — so we simply hold up a cordless phone to communicate. Bam. How you like dat?
Towards the end, there was a potential snag. One scene took place in the shower and we needed to match the ‘echoey-ness’ of the bathroom we shot in. So the isolated padding of the booth just would not do.
Solution? Break it down ‘mobile-style‘ and into the shower!
During playback I noticed the mic was picking up the clicks and hums from the laptop being too close — so a small tweak.
45 minutes to combine the takes, label them, email them off… and we’re done.
And believe you me, if I weren’t planning on taking photos of this process for a blog post — this ADR session would’ve been entirely done while wearing nothin’ but my boxers.
The ‘perks’ of working from home, right?
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