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What Are You, New?

So you show up for your very first day of work on set, and you tell the best boy electric, who isn’t any kind of boy you’ve ever seen, that you’re an electrician coming to work.

He says:

Best Boy, eh? What Makes Him the Best?


ADR – stands for “automated dialogue replacement” (or “additional dialogue recording”); also known as looping. Rerecorded dialogue that’s replaced during post-production.

ambience – not to be confused with any sort of romantic mood. Rather, a term referring to a scene’s background noise or existing light level.