Just got through recording a celeb who was just getting over a cold.
I said no way to the producer. Producer told me deal with it. I said there is no way to deal with it. He said, just do it - there is no time.
What do I do?
I don't think it's fair to me or the celeb and I voiced this more than once during the session and I was regarded by the producer as an incompetent. There isn't really a way to get in touch with the director...
I notch out the honk factor which is 100X worse because this talent is stuffed up. It's a bit better but it's just not full anymore and sounds sucked.
I have been through this route before with recording talent "because it can't wait" when they're sick or just getting over a sickness, and ALL of them I've had to re-record, all the while with me thinking "I told you so...". This one isn't likely to be re-recorded as that would be a lot of money.
I'm asking you, my colleagues, if there is such a thing that can make someone sound well again as a last resort. Have any of you been in similar shoes? What did you do to handle the recording?
Don't know what I am going to do... Hope people don't think I'm incompetent that I couldn't cause a miracle and make someone sound un-stuffed up with mic placement/mixing...