I'm currently working on a cinema-verite style feature. It's very low budget and all the production was done with a volunteer crew. The production sound requires a lot of work to reduce noise, keep levels consistent, and try to compensate for off axis mics etc etc. I know how to deal with most of these issues but there is one situation that I don't know how to deal with. What is to be done with sounds that happen concurrently with the dialog? Often these sounds are part of the action - the character unwrapping a package while talking, scooting forward in a chair while talking etc. These sounds are frequently very loud and harsh sounding. Also, since I am doing a lot of aggressive leveling and EQing these sounds are unintentionally effected along with the dialog, further drawing attention as they change in volume and frequency content. Since it was shot documentary style I don't have alternate takes to draw from. What should I do about this?
I have very little experience with production sound recording so I don't know if these things are the result of poor recording technique or not. How are these situations normally dealt with on set?
When preparing tracks for M&E or even just when splitting out PFX from DLG what is the approach taken with concurrent sounds?
Edit - I should also mention that we will be doing some ADR but we're trying to keep it to a minimum.