The World of ADR (aka "Looping")


The World of ADR (aka "Looping")

Explore the world of ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement) and ask questions of one of the busier talents in this field, Paul Pape, who has done ADR for over 90 TV series and hundreds of feature films.

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So how does one find a loop group?

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Comment by Barry Trussell on May 10, 2009 at 4:35pm
Wow John, had no idea. That's really pretty cool.

Barry Trussell
Comment by John Fowler on May 10, 2009 at 11:15am
Another thing I've noted about ADR is how they've used it to add a different dimension to characters on the screen using others voices. For example: In Hellboy, Doug Jones very adeptly played the physical part of Abe Sapien, but David Hyde Peirce did the voice using ADR. It worked so well that David even refused to a credit because he felt that Abe was entirely Doug's creation and did not wish to detract from his performance. Class act!
Comment by Bettye Zoller on May 2, 2009 at 12:22pm
To answer Barry's question, don't have any video of an ADR session. That's a good idea everybody...try to get one. Show how you match the voice to the mouth onscreen. In anime they call that "matching the lip flaps." Strange how terminology in every field constantly changes just to keep us all on our toes...
Comment by Bettye Zoller on May 2, 2009 at 12:21pm
The most difficult ADR I've ever done was doing the voice of the actress that portrayed Jackie Kennedy in the movie JFK. The courtroom scene where she describes "I held his brains in my hand" really bothered me because she was so well educated and would not have said "brains." It should be "brain, the organ, the brain." Oh well. I protested in a spirit of helpfulness but to no avail. I did several other scenes too. Love ADR. Wish we got more of it here in Dallas. Hey everybody out there...I'm in NYC August 5-about Aug 15 so if you need me, holler.
Comment by Barry Trussell on April 30, 2009 at 4:08am
Hi Paul,

Do you by chance have a clip of part of a looping session to share? I learn so much from some of the othe vid's on VU - extremely informative. Thanks!

Barry Trussell
Comment by Bettye Zoller on February 16, 2009 at 6:03pm
Yes. ADR work is one of my favs. I looped dialogue in the JFK film a few years back...when Jackie describes graphic details of the shooting etc. And I did ADR on a really cute commercial you may have seen on TV...a takeoff of the Casablanca Movie with Bergman and Bogart on the airstrip. Yes, it's really fun. Sometimes, the mouth matching is difficult, other times easy. It's a skill all vo talents should have. I would love to do foreign language dubbing or ADR but it's just not done much I guess outside of NYC or LA? Oh, and I was taught, many years ago that ADR stands for "Additional Dialogue Recording" or "Replacement" either one. Glad to find this group.
Bettye Zoller
Bettye Zoller's Voiceover Cemtral (my group on VU)
Comment by Stefania on December 24, 2008 at 3:59am
Happy hols and blessings to all! Wishing much v-o prosperity to everyone in 2009. There's room for us all! :D
Comment by Deby Cedars on December 7, 2008 at 3:38pm
Well I've done comedy impersonations of Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Kim Cattrall and Holly Hunter.....but I've only been asked to do ADR for Christina Aguilera and most recently auditioned for a voice match on Marilyn Chambers (speaking that is.....yes she does more than moan)....anyway the last two I would have never thought of but I do sound like them
Comment by Donna Reed on November 2, 2008 at 3:12pm
Thanks for starting this group - it's such an interesting part of the voiceover field!
Comment by Barry Trussell on September 27, 2008 at 12:27am
Hello Paul, thanks for the group. I have always imitated people, it's a natural instinct or personality trait I guess you could say. At least now I know what to call it! I've got alot of reading to do here.

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