Wednesday, June 22, 2011

ADR Completed

Yesterday, during one of the worst downpours I've ever seen in Edinburgh, we completed ADR with the inestimable Chris Dunne, who plays Ogilvy, the slightly mad, pyschogeographer priest in the film. As with all the other ADR sessions we've had, it was hard, finicky work, but it has improved the film immeasurably. Now ADR'd dialogue outweighs the original, live dialogue. I think if I had my way on the next film - if there is one - I would ADR everything. Anyway, I shall leave pipe dreams well alone for the time being, and get on with finishing the film at long last. The end is nigh.... or call me Harold Camping.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Joys of ADR

Yesterday we did ADR with Steve Dineen, who plays Paul, an itinerant tie-monger. OK, "Top Regional Sales Consultant, Southwestern Region". As with all ADR sessions - a few weeks ago with Adam Napier, today with Sally Scott - the pleasure of all this hard work is when the actors can contribute a slightly fuller intonation than in the original. It means that not only is the sound naturally greatly improved, but the emotional content of a scene is, too. You start to see your own script in a slightly different light, realising how even the simplest of words can carry hidden weight. Even the line quoted below!

"We've got a website. Under construction. My tie's on the homepage!"