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New Art Miami Provides ADR Services for Summer Blockbuster Movies - 'Ted,' 'Savages,' & 'Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter'Actors Mark Wahlber, Anthony Makie + Sandra Echeverria Tap New Art's Hollywood-Scale Studio + Accomplished ADR Talent (July 24, 2012)
"Logistics is never an issue when connecting talent in Miami with west coast-based directors and ADR supervisors. It's a virtual session with no compromises - like we're working together in the same suite, " says Diequez, who helms the session in Miami, seamlessly collaborating via ISDN lines, using one to send time code, for locking up machines, and a second for communications between himself and the talent, and the director.
"Miami is a real Mecca for both actors who live, vacation or work here, as well a diverse mix of film and TV production," says Dieguez. "The talent really appreciates the convenience of being able to tap into the technology and talent of a world-class recording studio, in a spacious, modern facility right here in Miami. Over the years we've built a reputation as a reliable source for ADR looping and ISDN services that are on par with LA's and NY's top sound houses.
New Art Miami's looping reputation has attracted a steady stream of feature films and episodic television, including movies such as 'Memoirs of a Geisha,' 'Get Him To The Greek,' 'Backup Plan,' 'El Violin' and 'The Departed,' as well as shows, such as 'Burn Notice' and 'Magic City.' Dieguez, who also has documentary, music and animated work - such as "Doug" and "Little Bill" - to his credit, enjoys the diverse of projects that come through New Art Miami's doors.
The size and flexibility of New Art's sound room and audio suite is a key draw. Built in 2010, the 13' x 15' sound booth was designed with comfort of actors and the high standards of feature filmmakers in mind, creating the kind of roomy and technically versatile facilities that A-listers demand. The studio pioneers the next generation of "Whisper Room," by Vocal Booth. Creating a clean, full sound that meets the standards of the most discerning audio supervisors and directors. It can accommodate as many as six performers, and its high ceiling allow mics to be set up film-style. Dieguez usually uses a Sennheiser 416 Shotgun microphone positioned on a Boom two to three feet above the talent's head, and a secondary Sony ECM 78 Lav body mics - and when sessions require additional mics they are easily provided.
"This room and the suite's tools - from ProTools to the high-end Focusrite Red 5 pre-amps - interface to create the optimum clean, full sound that films require, with none of the hollowness and tightness that are inherent when working out of smaller sound booths," say Diequez. "And New Art's great looking space and comfortable modern lounge areas with all the amenities - and sweeping panorama views, add to its appeal."
Dieguez, who has worked with a long roster of Miami-based talent and directors or ADR supervisors based in studios in LA and around the world, notes, "The process begins with New Art receiving a QuickTime with the picture and production dialog, music and effects. Pro Tools enables us to generate Time Code and send it through an ISDN line, allowing the remote studio to lockup their machine or computer, and watch picture in sync with the talent's voice. A second line is used for sending voice, allowing the session to run in real-time and as seam- lessly as if we were all sitting in the same audio suite. The ability to finesse and reconfigure takes on the fly from, production to recorded - and improvise - makes virtually any combination possible. That's the beauty of ADR."
With the talent onsite, it's charged to Diequez's to run the session - and provide star actors and world-renowned directors with exacting execution. An experienced engineer, Dieques brings efficiency and flexibility to the task with his ability to think on his feet and come up with innovate creative solutions on the fly, leaving no gaps in workflow and ensuring that the everyone is happy with the process, as well as the final product.
For Mexican-born actress Sandra Echeverria, the role as Magda, the daughter of a drug kingpin (Selma Hayek) in Oliver Stone's 'Savages,' marked her transition from telenovela's to a major Hollywood feature film. It was her first looping session, and Diequez helped guide her through the process, translating to her in Spanish - to help her understand the subtleties of the director's instructions as she re-recorded dialogue obscured by noise and segments, that needed to be more clearly articulated.
Diequez usually sends actors their lines through their headsets - as they were initially recording during the shoot, with the volume very low, so they can follow the timing and inflection, and then cues them before with three audible beeps, signaling them to come in on time. He later removes any audible trace of the original track during the clean up, before transmitting the final loop via an FTP site or secure line, such as DGDelivery.
"Miami's appeal continues to grow, as both actors seeking a retreat from the LA movie scene, and TV and film production take advantage of the city. We're proud of the fact that once actors work at New Art Miami and experience its signature blend of quality and convenience, they tend to request to work here next time they're in town and need to do ADR," adds Diequez.
"ADR recording is a real growth area for the audio department at New Art Miami - and we're also called upon to provide high-speed ISDN services for feature films, documentaries, TV shows, commercials, and music media for voiceover talent based around the world," adds Alan Olem, the company's director of business development." So in addition to our full-service editorial, visual FX and color correction services, when it comes to audio recording and mixing, New Art has no boundaries."
ABOUT NEW ART MIAMI:
New Art Miami is a creative service provider offering Editorial, VFX, 3D Animation, Color Grading, Finishing and Audio for spots, broadcast content, music video and all platforms of visual media. Our team is committed to providing dynamic, flexible and innovative solutions that cross platforms and exceed expectations.
For additional information about New Art Miami contact Alan Olem, director of business development, at 305.857.0340 or visit www.newartmiami.com.
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