Saturday, August 25, 2012

ADR Again: The ADRening

Yeah, we did more of this today. ALL the REST of this today, in fact. So we have nice, clean audio for Dorothy for the entire movie. Which doesn't seem like a big deal, but it means a lot to us. It's kind of a fun process to be involved in, because we got to play with Mare's performance a lot, but it's not so fascinating to write about. So I won't even try. Instead, here's another little video breakdown for you guys. It's shorter than the last one, but it's got footage from a day that DESPERATELY needed the ADR. Much more so than yesterday's example.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go put this computer in my car so I can drive back to Maine tomorrow morning. Yay...

Automated It Ain't

Yes, that IS a picture of Mare without a green screen behind her. When has that ever happened? After our smashing success recording our Witch ADR with Marie, we knew it was time to bite the bullet and let Mare have her turn. We'd already done ADR with her once (actually twice) for the Concept Scene (which oh yeah, is so totally online, you guys). And it went pretty quickly. But the difference here is that the Witch is only in the film for eight or so minutes of run-time, and Dorothy is in the film for... all the other ones.

Which means that there's obviously a lot more to record with Mare. She and Amy drove down today and showed up at around one-thirty. They didn't leave until after seven. Like I said, a lot more to record. And that was only the first half of the script, we still have to hit the back-half tomorrow.

To protect against echo, Sean and I set up the coolest blanket fort ever, which you can only see a little sliver of in the photos. But to the delight of the kids inside us, it actually worked pretty effectively. Because I love you guys so much, I edited together a short comparison video. Click below for a little taste of our new audio.

Are those the takes I'm going to use? I don't know. I just dropped in the first cycle that worked. I don't love you THAT much...  But hopefully it's enough to get you to love me a Kickstarter's worth? Check out the page and maybe share it with your friends. Or if you really love me, maybe donate? I'll love you back WAY harder.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Raw Frame of the Day Revisit

Let's do another one of these bad boys. Remember that Seinfeld episode with the man-hands lady? Mare got to be straw-man-hands in this raw frame. Now there's an actual point to the shot.

This is my favorite shot, hands down. Get it, because... I was lying anyway, it's not my favorite shot. I just wanted to do hand puns...

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Raw Frame of the Day Revisit

Heh. Remember we used to do raw frames all the time? I totally forgot that I'd had a grand plan there, to revisit some of those frames every once in a while to show our progress. We even did one a little while back with the Witch scene. Well anyway... Here's one now. This is a work-in-progress version of this raw frame from way back. We'll hit it again sometime in the near future to show the final before the scene goes online.

Let's all say hi to the fantastic Drew More, ay?