June 16, 2003 at 2:23 am #5415
I’ve got quite a bit of dialouge in the movie I’m working on now. I was wondering how I should go about the process.
what i used to do was just film then add the talking and hope that I had left enough room for what I wanted to say. If it didn’t then I would just repeat the clip.
now though i realize that people can sometimes notice when there is repetition so i’m not sure if I want to go about it that way.
so what I’m thinking of doing is first recording all the dialouge, then see how long it is, the try to film the amount needed for it.
what do you guys suggestJune 16, 2003 at 2:30 am #5418
Brian of GepParticipantJune 16, 2003 at 2:32 am #5419
strongest of the weakParticipantJune 16, 2003 at 2:35 am #5420
I record the dialogue first in WAV format (reason for that coming up). I use Audacity to do that. Then I use the program WAVtracker (reason for the WAV format) to find out how many frames the fig is talking. Then I animate that many frames.
For the film you are currently animating, it depends on how far you are in production and if you are willing to fix it. If you feel that it is really bad, you should probably redo it. This is what I would advise anyway because I really feel that the finished product is much better when the dialogue is done first.
-AlexJune 16, 2003 at 10:02 am #5433
That WAVTracker looks like a good alternative for MagPie (trial version that is linked is fully functional and will not expire. Ever.).
As a last link, MrGraff has a great little app to calculate frames from timecodes. See this page.
To answer your question: yes, timing beforehand is the way to go. If you have to repeat, it’s better to repeat footage. Imagine you have these frames:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
and you need 15 frames. This is the easy way:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 4 5 6 7 8 9
but it shows a jump from frame 9 to frame 4. This looks better:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 8 7 6 7 8 9
I hope you get the idea…
Stefan.June 16, 2003 at 6:49 pm #5470
FerderParticipantJune 21, 2003 at 9:09 pm #6113
HappyFaceParticipantJune 21, 2003 at 10:51 pm #6125
ErlicParticipantJune 22, 2003 at 12:34 am #6140
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