Jakk asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 1 decade ago

what is re-recording?

Does re-recording mean that after a film is finished being filmed the actors return to a studio and re record all of their lines? I used to think this as a little kid when I saw credits to a re-recording artist in the end credits but thought it was unnecessary and impractical. If it is true, then what is the point of having the boom and other microphones to pick up the sound when filming if its recorded over anyway?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Re-recording is the process by which the audio track of a film or video production is created. As sound elements are mixed and combined together the process necessitates "re-recording" all of the audio elements, such as dialogue, music, sound effects, by the sound re-recording mixer(s) to achieve the desired end result, which is the final soundtrack that the audience hears when the finished film is played.

    A re-recording mixer, formerly known as a dubbing mixer, is a person who is part of a post-production sound team and works specifically with dialog, music and sound effects to create the final soundtrack for a production. They are responsible for ensuring that the sound in a film or television program is technically correct, and as near to the director's or sound designer's original idea.

    Re-recording mixers prepare an initial film soundtrack for audience previews by performing tasks such as mixing and cross-fading the sound, and adding a temporary music soundtrack that will have been prepared by the music editor. After the previews, the film is usually re-cut and the sound is mixed once more. Once the film is given its final approval by the producer and financial backers, the re-recording mixer works towards a final surround sound mix.

    A re-recording mixer is someone, or a team of two or three individuals who, working with the Director of a film or television show achieve the desired sonic balance between dialog, sound effects, and music. The first part of the traditional re-recording process is called the "premix." In the dialog premix the re-recording mixer does preliminary processing, including making initial loudness adjustments and reducing environmental noise that the on-set microphone picked up during the shooting of the scene.

    In the previous phase of post production, sound editors and sound designers have assembled many sounds for each scene. During the "final mix" the re-recording mixers, guided by the director, make creative decisions from moment to moment in each scene about not only how loud each major sound element (dialog, sound effects, and music) should be relative to each other, but they also modify individual sounds when desired by adjusting their loudness and spectral content, by adding artificial reverberation, and by placing sounds in the three dimensional space of the listening environment for a variety of venues and release formats: movie theaters, home theater systems, etc. that have multi-channel (5.1 7.1, etc.) sound systems.

    Not to be confused with...

    Automated Dialogue Replacement

    AKA: Automatic Dialogue Replacement, ADR, Dialogue Looping, Dialog Looping, Looping

    The re-recording of dialogue by actors in a sound studio during post-production, usually performed to playback of edited picture in order to match lip movements on screen. ADR is frequently used to replace production track of poor quality (e.g., due to high levels of background noise) or to change the delivery or inflection of a line. ADR can also be used to insert new lines of dialogue which are conceived during editing, although such lines can only be placed against picture in which the face of the actor speaking is not visible.


    Sometimes a line doesn't make sense, an example being in Eyes Wide Shut, the audio has Nicole Kidman saying "you and I made love" while her lips move to say "we made love." It was re-recorded to make sense of who it was she was talking about in the scene.

  • 4 years ago

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  • 5 years ago

    Haven't thought about it

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    I think it depends

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