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Old November 21st, 2005, 05:47 PM   #1
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Making indoor dialog sound like it's outdoors

Is there any way to make dialog recorded inside (with a slight echo from the walls) sound like it was recorded outside? I shot a scene recently on a set that I built in my house. The dialog clearly sounds like it was shot inside. Is there anyway to remove the slight echo and make it sound like it was shot in a wide open space? Basically removing the echo, I think.

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Old November 21st, 2005, 05:52 PM   #2
 
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Is there any way to make dialog recorded inside (with a slight echo from the walls) sound like it was recorded outside? I shot a scene recently on a set that I built in my house. The dialog clearly sounds like it was shot inside. Is there anyway to remove the slight echo and make it sound like it was shot in a wide open space? Basically removing the echo, I think.

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Bryan Mitchell
In a short answer...no.
You can attempt to remove some of the echo, but it will definitely sound processed and not "right."
The human ear is incredibly perceptive...
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Old November 21st, 2005, 06:34 PM   #3
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Theoretically you could ADR it (re-record the audio) but it's probably not worth doing.
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