A blog by Jorge Garcia.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

In the Season of Lasts I Just Had Another

Yesterday was my last ADR session on LOST

From Wikipedia:

Automated dialogue replacement / post-sync

Automated dialogue replacement (ADR) is the process of re-recording the original dialogue after filming for the purpose of obtaining a cleaner, more intelligible dialogue track (also known as looping or a looping session).[1] In the UK it is called post-synchronisation or post-sync.

34 comments:

Dorci said...

So sad!

BubbaCoop said...

I used to hear it called "Automated", but now it seems like everyone called it "Additional".

Annundûr said...

It'd be cool to watch someday a video of the cast working at ADR

Jorge Garcia said...

I know it as "additional" but I was just looking for something official sounding that I could copy and paste rather than try to explain it myself.

MonkeyFace said...

Bittersweet.....have any plans after LOST?

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

so? fork you your done?...r u going to be on jimmy's show after the last show of lost?

Fibro Witch said...

I hope you plan on keeping this blog after LOST. It's enjoyable to read your posts, and it will be fun to continue following your career.

Do you have any new acting jobs lined up? Maybe a spin off of Hugo running his empire?

VivaciousVegan said...

I like it and understood it just fine!!!
When will you be baking again?
I know you are a star and all, but I like your cooking posts so much!!

Robert Konigsberg said...

Jorge was that your last acting task on Lost? Does this mean you've finished? Like FINISHED finished?

Thanks, still loving every minute of the show.

Abigail said...

Aw, Jorge. I wish you every success and joy in life. You are such a good guy. Thank you for sharing bits of pieces of your life with us.

Linda Jividen said...

PLEASE JORGE...... MUST you remind us that the END is near? ... I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!!! ;)

becky said...

So bittersweet! Man... last weeks ep made me bawl!!! I have a feeling these last 3 eps will do the same... :)

Watching S5 eps in the background as I type this!

Tammy said...

Hey Jorge

In Canada we call it Additional Dialogue Recording"
Im not in the sound department but I don't believe there is anything Automated about the process is there?

Courtney said...

sad face....

A Comedic Author, With Rat Training Tendencies said...

Hubby and I worked TV and movies for years and years.. He worked for the company that does sound for Ron Howard's films, and I did fx- Foley! It would crack us up when his music would be on MY commercials, before we knew each other. Now we watch shows with a "bad loop", "oops, ADR slipped", "Foley sucked", or "Great afx." there's nothing sadder than the day you hear, "This was (insert name) last scene, It's a wrap. moving on.." hated hearing that.

Shelby said...

I'm sad for you! I can't believe it's really going to end..

I hope to see you in more things..right away!

Oh, and Happy late Birthday!

Irish Girl said...

by the way...has nothing to do with your blog entry, but I'm watching it right now...

BETTY WHITE RULES...SNL!!!

Good God, she's funny as hell..

Irish Girl said...

ADR: "Additonal Dialogue Recording"...

Otherwise known as "dubbing"..

Actors have to go into a booth, watch themselves on playback, and re-record their dialogue in sync with the screen. They have to do this when the mikes during principal photog pick up anbient sounds, or when the mikes just f*** up and the dialogue didn't register...who knows why. Every actor has to do ADR. It's sort of like lip-synching, only it's not Milli Vanilli.

Sometimes you feel silly, completely idiotic (ie, making nonverbal sounds such as "uh, ah!, urrrgh, eeek!, etc.)or it's getting back into character six months after the original scene...("uhh, where is this? is this before or after the inhaler?")Or just completely confused and you just go with the script ("Okay, whatever, just give me the sides and let me get it over with....")

The fun part about ADR is: no makeup, no waiting, and nobody sees you doing it except the director,producer, and editor.

Unless, of course, they're doing a "Behind the Scenes"...

;)

Irish

nanyu fonseca said...

ohhhh, and what are you doing right after LOST?

ben said...

"Automated" is weird anyway. What's automated about it? Have the director and sound people been replaced by robots?

It actually seems like the opposite of automated to me... An automated process would involve a computer program pulling out the ambient noise from the original recording, not bringing in a bunch of people to do things.

Canzonett said...

Maybe something like this: You use your own voice, but it does not originate from the You 1.0, i. e. the version of you that has been filmed, but rather from You 2.0 that is watching the clips afterwards? (Vocal out-of-body experience?) Hell, I can't explain it better either. Abbreviations don't make it better, though ...

Dee said...

Thanks for the explanation, hope you enjoyed your final session : )

Alisha Rene' said...

*insert hissy fit emoticon*

MareHare said...

Oh no, say it isn't so :(

Maybe you'll get a gig on FlashForward or V or Vampire Diaries - homes of the lost LOSTERS.

Jeanne said...

Jorge, am I correct in assuming this is how the guys who are Hugo's voice in other countries make it happen? I wonder if the international Hugo's are also feeling all the lasts of Lost!

LostFreak04 said...

Wow I can't believe the end is finally here...what am I going to watch now!? lol Love ya Jorge! Hugs and kisses =)

Karen said...

These "last" posts are making me SAD!

Any chance of a Hurley-centered spin off??

Summer said...

My friends and I went wine tasting today in Sonoma and, in our tipsy state, realized that we were close to Santa Rosa. I (apparently) went around asking the winery workers where the mental hospital was so we could take a pic of us in front of it and send it to you.

...Let's just say I'm glad that we soon realized that it wasn't actually filmed there. But, I just wanted to let you know that you were on our minds and we were excited about the potential of sending you a kick-ass picture. Cheers, Jorge!

Damon said...

So... do you have any clue what's next for you?

Pamela said...

I HATE that Lost is ending! I have a horrible feeling that Hurley is not going to survive and just thinking about it makes my stomach hurt. When they killed off Charlie I was shocked, I named my chihuahua puppy Charlie after him...but nothing will make up for Hurley's demise! I am almost scared to watch tomorrow and can't believe how much the characters feel like family and the feeling of grief after last week's episode. PLEASE not Hurley...I couldn't take it :(

ugly pony said...

When you switch from Dispaches from the Island to wherever your new spot will be, maybe you could have an entry about how you and Beth met!

ugly pony said...

PS - I just found your blog pretty recently and so I've been reading the back entries during lunch breaks and stuff. But I'm all caught up now and it kinda bums me out. And it's happening way too close to the end of LOST.

Iberostar said...

When you started sobbing on the show after the sub accident - man, you made me cry. I'm going to miss my favorite island guy! Your good karma will follow you everywhere. Peace.

Devon said...

Sometimes I think the end of a theatrical run is easier because the curtain comes down, you all say goodbye, you pack up, go to the bar, and it's more of a clean break.

This -- you have a final day of shooting, and then you have the ADR and then you have to wait for it to air . . .on the one hand, it's been so great and you want to hold on, on the other hand, does it make it harder?

Best wishes == and I'm really looking forward, too, to seeing what you do next, whenever you decide what it is. I hope you're taking a break first!