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"Real Husbands of Hollywood", with Samuel L. Jackson for the 2012 BET Awards

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PART 1 PART 2


Evolution of Hollywood Wax Museum SFX Work and Final Mix

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PART 1
Start SFX work. There is no production audio. Temp in some SFX ideas.
PART 2
Picture is close to locked. SFX work continues. Refining each segment, highlighting visuals.


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FINAL
Picture is locked. SFX are finished and the Music Cue is added to finished mix


On set mixers face numerous challenges capturing dialog and action in any given scene. Even under the best of circumstances these recordings can be compromised. Here are some common audio problems and the fixes they required. Some scenes required dialog replacement. Sometimes dialog can be salvaged through noise reduction. Foley, sound effects and looping were added as required. I have purposely chosen normal, everyday life scenes because audio problems seem more noticeable in these settings.

ADR, Foley, FX, Looping
This scene required ADR, Foley, Sound Effects and Looping.

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Background Noise Reduction
This scene had a severe ambient shift between characters. Noise Reduction salvaged the production dialog. Atmospheric effects were added to smooth the ambiance, making it seemless.

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Dialog Replacement
Car Scene
The dialog in this scene was unusable. Both character’s dialog was re-recorded. Engine, tire noise, suspension and wind were required to keep this scene believable.

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Outdoor Scene
Part of this dialog was usable, but we opted to re-record the entire scene. Sometimes, not always, this is a better choice. Foley and effects were added to keep the ambiance and the characters movement believable.

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Foley & FX
Sometimes a scene like this works fine without sound if it's in a montage. This scene was not in a montage, therefore, we opted to build out the sound of them entering the factory. It felt more “right” with Foley and Sound Effects.

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BEFORE AFTER