ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement) means "synchronized dialogue recording". When the quality of the live recording is poor, or there are insurmountable technical problems, the crew usually needs to pay an additional fee to hire actors, sound engineers and other staff to re-record and Picture-matched dialogue or sound to restore the situation on the screen.
This article will introduce the basic concepts of ADR technology, such as the setting of the recording space, recording techniques, and actor photo background removing guidance methods, etc., so that video creators can understand the effects and workflow of ADR. If the production budget is insufficient, they can also try to record by themselves. Complement the integrity of the work. The plot of the movie "Postcards from the Edge" undergoing ADR: Actor Hugh Jackman behind the scenes for the movie "Logan" ADR: Clearly recognize the purpose of the recording and confirm the necessity of the ADR process 01_ADR Photo Credit: "Rescue of the Jedi" stills "We will only ADR when absolutely necessary." - Rachael Tate, ADR director for "Rescue of the Jedi" and "Alien: Covenant"
There are many situations where ADR is needed, such as: shooting a big long-term view but unable to receive audio, shooting musicals that need to sing to the mouth, or shooting in a noisy environment that leads to poor radio quality and cannot be corrected in post-production…. But when it comes to the necessity of ADR, ADR director Rachael Tate still emphasizes: "In an ideal state, we will use 100% of the radio from the scene." For example, when dealing with the sound of "Alien: Covenant", director Ridley Scott (Ridley Scott) paid great attention to authenticity, so even if there were a lot of caves and water droplets on the live radio, she would try to use it as much as possible, and use it later. Raise the volume of the actor's dialogue during production to avoid over-reliance on ADR. 02_ADR Photo Credit: Alien: Covenant stills However, Tate also believes that ADR actually has many benefits for actors. In addition to correcting their