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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Comment by Lynnanne Zager on September 25, 2008 at 1:23am
Hi Paul,
Could you help me find that "gravel" and "resonance" in the voice. I know I would work a lot more in ADR if I could find that. Also, do you know how to "smooth out" your voice? Thanks for the help.
Comment by katie leigh on September 17, 2008 at 2:20pm
I have been looping for 25 years! I worked with everyone in past. I specialize in kids' voices and Spanish. Loop groups have come and gone and become more cliquey. I don't know who is running what anymore. However, there is nothing that I enjoy doing more. If anyone in LA is looking to try some new voices for ADR, I'M HERE!! Check out my website for my credits and experience.
Comment by David Marc on August 28, 2008 at 1:39am
Paul ...

It's great not only to be part of this particular group but (thanks to Randy Thomas!) ...

I'm praying for Don & family ...

David Marc

TGMD, Los Angeles
Comment by Paul Pape on August 19, 2008 at 10:15pm
welcome to all the new members. I apologize for the slight delay and I will answer some of your individual comments very soon. We will be starting a discussion forum for ADR shortly that will hopefully open up this mystery world of ADR for folks a little more. Ric Party is working with me on some other ideas to explore as well. All the best for now...Paul
Comment by Deby Cedars on August 16, 2008 at 9:35am
I recently got an invitation to audition for a voice match on Christina Aguilera. I was shocked at just how close are voices are....I've heard her sing a lot but, I had never heard her speak that much. Her accent is very California and I found it very easy to match!
Comment by Conchita Congo on August 13, 2008 at 1:56pm
Thanks for the group add. I find this aspect of voice over very
interesting want to learn all I can. How does one get started in this facinating field? I do have a good ear & am very versitile. & love detail. I am able to travel to LA on short notice, if necessary.
Are there workshops to fine tune my skills? Thanks again for the add & your generous sharing.
Comment by Sharon Garrison on August 12, 2008 at 4:17pm
I am so glad you started this group. I am in the same boat as Kim in that I am not new to VO work but new to ADR. Can't wait to hear more and get some of my ??? answered. Thanks.
Comment by Kim de Blecourt on August 5, 2008 at 10:47am
Hi from West Michigan! I am working with a local independent film company here and we'd like to start an ADR / Looping group for future film work. I'm not so new to voiceover work, but totally new to ADR. Where's the best place for us to start? I'm heading out to VOICE this week, but this seems like the best place to start! Great site;-) Kim de Blecourt
Comment by Paul Pape on August 3, 2008 at 3:34pm
For DENNIS: Sounds like you have a natural feel for doing sync lines. It takes some people a long time to master that. The frustration that director was feeling is actually one of the reasons this is such a tricky feel. If you don't have experience doing ADR, how do you get experience doing ADR. And if you do get an opportunity, how can you get on someone's radar if you've never been trained in how to do it. As to yourself, it sounds like you have a sense of it by nature, which is really giving you a leg up. I'd say keep an eye open for further opportunities and continue to trust those instincts as you go along. The rest will come with experience. Glad you enjoyed it! It's a pretty cool way to make a living isn't it? Glad you're on board. Best regards, Paul
Comment by Dennis McGeady on July 27, 2008 at 5:02pm
Hi, Paul. I've only had to do looping once in my V/O career. There were several actors that were providing ADR for an o/c TV spot and some were not very experienced. The director was visibly distressed with the effort he had to put into getting what he wanted....until it was my turn..."Whoa! Where did this guy come from!?" was his original comment. The sync was right in line with the o/c actor and we were done in two takes. That's the kind of v/o work I like! As "Oliver" said: "Please Sir, may I have some more?" Good group. Thanks for starting it! Regards, Dennis

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