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Sound Design for Low & No Budget Films by Patrick Winters

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Chapter 6 Walla/Group/Loop Group/Group ADR/Rhubarb

Why Can't I Hear Them?

Introduction

Walla is the vocal sounds that people make in the background as the actors with speaking parts deliver their lines. If there are no actors speaking dialogue, then walla would be the murmur of the crowd. Walla is recorded because the background actors don’t typically say anything during the shooting of a scene. The focus of sound on any given scene is the recording of the dialogue, not the background sounds. The walla recording may be for general backgrounds, or specific reactions ...

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