What is a good example of great dialogue mixing I can set as a foundation that I can judge my own work against?
I have been told time and time again:
"It sounds a bit dull."
"It's too sharp."
"It's too bright."
"Just a little muffled."
I don't think there's been one mix where the dialogue was "perfect" in the ears of the producer/director.
Yet, none of those producers/supervisors can point me to a source of what is proper in terms of a good voice mix.
Has anyone else had this problem and how do you handle it? Maybe I'm just horrible at dialogue mixing and I should throw in my fader and quit.
What is a good example of a mix where the dialogue is perfect that I can hold as a standard to strive for?
I've been told Pleasantville is a good example.
Also, Titanic and Lord of the Rings. However, LOTR was 98% ADR...