Have you ever wanted to mark up a script or ADR recording session with your edit notes whilst recording with Pro Tools but have had to resort to pen and paper? Well, I have and I am sure I am not alone. The team from Quiet Art have also spotted this limitation and developed a solution centred around an app called Recorditor.
Following on from the mumble-gate sagas, with TV shows like Happy Valley and SSGB here in the UK in this article I wanted to explore a variety of issues that affect intelligibility. Intelligibility is a multi-faceted issue and blame cannot be laid at any one door. We start with an intelligibility issue you might not be aware of or even considered could be a problem...
Russ came across this video and was gobsmacked as to how this could have ever made it out. In an edited highlights cut, we show some serious issues both with the sound capture and most importantly the edit and mix and then outline how some simple changes would have resolved all these issues.
Here is another tutorial from Oscar nominated Marcelo Cryo. In this tutorial Marcelo takes a look at how to use reverb to treat dialog tracks to give them more life and help to make them believable.
Audionamix are showing a brand new plugin at AES this year that will be of great interest to the post community. They are announcing the announce their first speech-optimised product, the ADX Speech Volume Control (SVC) plug-in.
In our continuing series we have been featuring tips in audio post production in Pro Tools from Marcelo Cyro from the Oscar nominated animation - The Boy And The World as well as other other films Marcelo and the team have been working on. In this video Marcelo takes through how to create evil voice effects for cartoons.
Congratulations to Mark Franken, founder and lead developer at Sounds In Sync Pty Ltd who has been awarded an Emmy® for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for his software application EdiCue. The Engineering Emmys are presented to an individual, company or organisation for engineering developments so significant that they materially affect the transmission, recording or reception of television.
With Synchro Arts' Revoice Pro 3 you can take the wild-lines that don't match sync-wise to production dialog and automatically modify their sync and pitch to create realistic sync dialog and even reconstruct entire scenes without having to resort to ADR.
In this show and tell review Mike Aiton takes a detailed look at the new McDSP SA-2 Dialog Processor to see if it helps him with his post production workflow. Watch the video to see how he gets on.
Dialog is a key part of any movie, television show, documentary, or for that matter, any creative media production involving the spoken word. The McDSP SA-2 Dialog Processor is based on hardware originally conceived by Academy Award winning re-recording mixer Mike Minkler (Black Hawk Down, Star Wars, Dreamgirls) and used on over 100 major motion pictures.
In this video James talks about some of the upgrades he has put in place in his video productions to make the voice over audio better. He takes you through the 3 stages of dynamic mic, tie clip and head set microphone and give you audio examples of just how different these 3 techniques sound.
This is the next of a sequence of videos from Sound Designer and Mixer Jonah Guelzo was working a low budget/ crowd sourced film Norman and he teamed up with our friends Sounds In Sync to use their EdiPrompt and EdiCue software and this video is the story of now easy the actors found the ADR process because Jonah was using EdiPrompt and EdiCue.
iZotope RX Control is designed to deliver transparent, broadcast-compliant audio faster than ever. This offline plug-in is the newest addition to the RX family of post production solutions and iZotope have released it today.
EdiLoad is the Sound Editor’s Edit List Toolkit. It conforms location audio, re-conforms Pro Tools sessions, imports edit data from Pro Tools sessions and exports a variety of files to aid the sound post-production process. EdiLoad v3 contains a new ‘Compare’ window which allows users to find the difference between vision lists and create a list of picture changes. This was previously performed using the EdiTrace website, however this new feature contains advanced VFX tracing controls to match updated visual fx shots. Watch our show & tell review to see how it could work for you.