Ok, we've all heard jokes and stabs at "how bad the ADR was" in some movies,
but, I want to get to the bottom and real cause of ADR dialogue being off and low-quality.
I honestly don't believe some of the edits I see/hear in some movies, and I think something else is to blame.
Maybe the audio is off a bit throughout the whole movie?
Maybe someone was using a wrong frame-rate session?
Maybe someone wasn't locked to Video Ref while running it off, thereby getting to hour 3 it's off by a couple frames.
Maybe the picture editor failed to give the information on those last-minute time changes and edit clean-ups/tightenings.
Maybe after the final listen-back after everyone leaves the producer takes matters into his own hands and tries to "fix" something in SHUFFLE MODE and throws the ADR track out of whack.
What really is the cause of bad ADR in some movies? Is it really the Audio Editor at fault? Or can there be other factors involved?
Sometimes it's the actor... I've had actors come in who are so disinterested to be there working on a movie they've since forgotten and not getting paid for a session of ADR that they just put half the effort in it and the ADR turns out hopeless and useless.
What are your thoughts?
Just a thought I had tonight ;)