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Michael Semanick: Re-recording Mixer at Skywalker Sound

Re-recording on films isn’t where you start; it’s a job you earn after years of doing every other sound gig. In charge of ensuring that the dialogue, music, and sound effects for motion pictures blend together seamlessly, re-recorders spend years building up experience and trust with directors.

Post-production Supervisor

Putting the finishing touches on a film or television show is a long and involved process that requires the dedicated efforts of numerous technical and artistic departments, much like principal photography. Just as the director provides leadership and oversight of filming, the post-production supervisor wrangles together the many pieces to complete the project.

Voice-Casting Director

What does a friendly and optimistic talking frog sound like? How about a troublesome yellow 10-year-old? Just about anyone aware of pop culture could give you their best Kermit the Frog or Bart Simpson impression or perhaps enact Yoda having a conversation with Bugs Bunny. What these memorable characters all have in common is a distinctive voice that is inextricably linked to the image audiences carry in their minds. So, how does one go about achieving such a perfect pairing of personality and voice?

Pitching Voices: Terri Douglas

Terri Douglas can find someone who sounds just like you. Give her the proper tools—a recording of your voice, for instance—and she could find a voice actor to provide an exact match and then hire him or her to, say, call your parents and have a nice little chat. Fortunately, Douglas uses her powers for good. As a voice-casting producer and manager of the Loop Troop, her own loop group, Douglas is often called upon to find voice matches for famous actors or characters.

Assistant Dialogue Editor

On a lucky day, the average film may require only a few minutes of replacement dialogue to substitute for unusable audio recorded during principal photography. Then there are those films that necessitate a great deal of ADR because of added special effects or particularly challenging environmental conditions where ADR editors may be working on replacement tracks in the double-digits. When a single ADR editor winds up with a massive workload, he or she often relies on an assistant to keep the process organized and efficient.

ADR Editor

Nothing can take a viewer out of the fantasy that a film creates quicker than garbled dialogue. As a pivotal member of the audio post-production team, the ADR editor makes sure that all the spoken dialogue in a film is of the highest possible audio quality.

Voice-over Designer

In the development of a game with an especially high volume of dialogue, a voice-over designer is hired to support the audio lead, game writers, and recording engineers in the production of voice-over assets.

Wildfire Post-Production Studios

Wilshire Stages was purchased and renamed Wildfire Post-Production Studios in 2007 by the duo of veteran re-recording and sound mixers Chris David and Leslie Shatz.