I visited Paula, our sound effects lady, in Burbank this morning. With every other room in her building locked up for the weekend she was working hard cutting in sound effects (SFX) for the movie – trying jet noises and space effects for the band’s van as it drives down the Eastern Seaboard. All this hard work will hopefully get us some extra laughs and helps all those drive-bys work. (Remember the Sphincter Unit Day 2?)
Next stop ADR. While the ADR session the other day was for stuff we hadn’t recorded today we shot ADR on stuff we had recorded. Doug and Jerry both came in to re-record lines that were messed up by trucks driving by or by noisy Englishmen shouting directions in the background. This is where the AUTOMATIC of Automatic Dialogue Replacement comes in though it’s not frankly very automatic and a real pain in the butt for the actors who (rightly) would prefer to stick with what they said on the day. Some directors make actors re-shoot their dialogue for the whole movie – they say Jackie Chan even has a sound-alike! But 2gether don’t need stunt-voices they do their own stuff!