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The Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, 3rd Edition by David Lewis Yewdall

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Chapter 16

ADR and Looping

Getting the Lips to Flap in Sync

“The actors were whispering … whenever they weren't yelling.”

– Jeffrey Haupt

I believe in the magic of the production track. If the director and producer want less ADR in their films and more of that magic production, then they must work more closely with the production mixer. They must put a lot more effort and patience into getting the magic of the production track at the time of principal photography, or they ultimately pay extra budget dollars and time to revoice the actors later on the ADR stage. All right, best effort or not in trying to capture a great production track, the fact is, here you are with a certain amount of need for revoicing dialog.

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