The template below can help you keep track of timing, character, source and new dialog but can be customized to fit your needs. Adding a column for images, tone or pacing notes could also be helpful.
You may want to add additional fields such as duration, syllable count, or on/off screen.
In order to fit your new dialog into the video without having to edit it, you will need your new voice over to be the same duration as the line you are replacing. This likely means you will need to tweak your lines or play with the speed the line is delivered. If you are interested in syncing your new dialog with the original lip movement, you will need to pay close attention to the shape your mouth makes when speaking Italian, similar to the graphic below, to then replace with dialog that starts with a similar shape, focusing on the most pronounced shapes.
Giving and receiving feedback is a valuable way to practice listening and speaking critically in order to nurture a community of growth. Below are a few tips for going into a critique.
Make sure you are clear on the intentions of the maker. It's not helpful to simply give feedback that is only about the decisions you would have made. If you aren't sure what the makers intentions are, ask!
Be specific! When giving feedback, back up your comments with examples from the work.
Know what you like about your piece ahead of time
Don't preface your work with too much unnecessary context.
Articulate what you already know isn't working for you after others have given their feedback
Media management encompasses the organization of media assets from research and writing through sharing and archiving. Below are some best practices for keeping track of files as you work on your project.
Organizing your files will help make the editing process smoother
All media imported into Garage Band will be saved within the project itself.
It is good practice to have your media backed up in two separate locations, if possible
Staying organized is essential as you collect and create various assets for your project. Below is an example of how you can stay organized during this process.
It’s important to always back-up your media and project files in case your computer crashes or hard drive malfunction. All machines in the DDS are wiped weekly. Save all project files and media assets onto an external drive.
DDS can help support a variety of approaches to this assignment, but the method we recommend for both ease of use and audio quality is detailed below. To book the DDS Recording Room, click here.
You may find that for scenes that take place outdoors or very specific environments your recording doesn't feel like it's embedded in the scene when recording in a Studio. Using a field recorder to record in other environments may help create a distinctive quality/texture that's more resonant with your scene or intentions. For help with this, please contact Kim Forero in the DDS.