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I work on dubbing a lot of shows and, from my perspective, non-language vocalisations are more than welcome in the M+E. However, like everything in life, it depends on specifics. Here's a list of things that come to mind: Specific non-voiced mouth sounds like kisses are often done by foley artists anyway, so there's no reason to omit them from the M+E. If ...


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Thats a pretty common delivery for any film short or feature length that is being distributed. Hopefully you agreed upon some sort of delivery requirement in your contract with your client. Completely doing an M & E after the fact can be a lot of work. Was it expressed beforehand that they need this as a delivery requirement? If they do need an M&...


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Reversing is an easy, tried-and-true method that usually yields acceptable results. Or you could copy some non-discernable english from another part of the clip and use it as fill. Both approaches are standard. I wouldn't advise leaving holes in your track; they might sound like dropouts and flag a QC kickback. Keep in mind that the composite BG track is ...


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I will have multiple reverbs with the same setting routed accordingly if I need a room for more than 1 group. Otherwise it stops you from printing your mix and all the associated splits and deliverables in one pass.


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In my experience, and that of anyone i've spoken to about it, walla should always be included in the M+E. In fact, sound effects editors are often responsible for cutting it in, and take great care to remove or blur any kind of distinguishable words using various techniques. If you think about it practically, an M+E should contain everything except language....


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I wish there was a 'standard' way of dealing with this. It really is a case by case basis. Sometimes reversing the section works as long as it is short and doesn't sound too weird. Other times you can usually find a section of the track that you can copy and paste over the discernible dialogue. What we usually try to do is have our BG editor try to cut ...


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