So much of the dialog that’s recorded on set is flat, flubby and uninteresting. Even with the best microphones and best situations – even in ADR in a sound controlled studio – things can get boring sounding. We need to hit the “punchy dialog” button – if there were one.
90% of recorded dialog can use some kind of “snappiness” added to the original source to help it punch through the mix and make words more intelligible.
I love the show “Walking Dead,” but my main frustration with it is that the actors are ALWAYS mumbling or whispering their lines, and the mixers do nearly nothing to help make those lines more intelligible outside of what appears to be 101-level tools. Namely just adding high frequencies. And while that does help with sibilance, if there’s no sibilance to begin with, things get dicey.
In this video, Mark shows us how to create punchy dialog in Adobe Premiere Pro easily and effortlessly – in line with the Cinema Sound education on how to do the same in Adobe Audition.
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