AGR Busy with ADR

Santa Monica, CA (May 25, 2007) -- Atlantis Group Recording (AGR) has been quite busy tracking ADR (automatic dialog replacement) for a variety of projects over the past few months.
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Santa Monica, CA (May 25, 2007) -- Atlantis Group Recording (AGR) has been quite busy tracking ADR (automatic dialog replacement) for a variety of projects over the past few months.

Engineer Micah Johnson has recorded a handful of actors for Symposium Productions' yet to be released feature Baby Blues, shot in Savannah, GA. Johnson tracked the actors in Atlantis Group's studio A on the Digidesign ICON console.

Engineer Jaimie Siedow hosted actor John Cusack for ADR on his upcoming feature, Grace is Gone, out of studio B. Although the film's production team was stuck in New York, direction was handled via telephone patch to Cusack as he locked to a Pro Tools sessions created from previously delivered OMF and QuickTime video files. Siedow also records ADR for TV and recently tracked actors for the hit show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

AGR's president and engineer, John Chominsky, had an interesting challenge while tracking ADR for the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. video game. Originally created in the Ukraine, Russia, localization required the game's pre-animated cutscene characters to be voiced in English.

Video games rarely require ADR to be tracked, but this was not the first time Chominsky had received such a request. A few months earlier, he recorded all the ADR for the cutscenes in the latest Bratz video game. He explains, "Yes, normally in video game world, the graphic artists are animating to the already recorded dialogue, but certain circumstances arise where we need to work in reverse and re-voice a part to the already created visual. We can fly through the tracking sessions a lot quicker than ADR for live action film or TV because of the looser lip sync."

The crew at Atlantis Group has also been busy recording voiceovers for other members of Hollywood's acting elite, including Gary Busey, Eliza Dushku, Neil Patrick Harris, Jaime Pressly and Tim Curry.

Atlantis Group, Inc.
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