Hi everybody, I´m just thinking about stereo dialogue mixing for tv, and I´d like to know yours opinions. The thing is that I´m working on the first chapter of a Tv Serie (with a stereo final mix) that has several scenes inside an F-250 truck, with 3 characters sitting at the front seat. Everyone has his owns lavs, and there is an ORTF stereo set with two Senheisser 416, placed in the middle of the cabin. The shots usually are frontal, with the camera mounted on the car´s hood. My big doubt is if I should pick the boom mic that has the character who speaks at the moment (alternating the mic, like when you have two boompoles) OR should I leave the ORTF signal, that sounds really great indeed, close and clean, with a nice natural reverb. I´m inclined to use that option, but I have two issues regarding that. First of all, is it unconventional, the driver always sounds at the right of the screen, like the other character at the left side and the one in the middle, at the phantom center. Is it that strange? in a good or bad way? Could I use the lavs panned to center? And second, how to clean and EQ both tracks, cleaning like an stereo and doing copy-past of the EQ automation?
What you would do if you have to choose in this situation? Did you have stereo dial before? How did you deal with it?