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POP Sound Completes ADR Work for HBO’s “Band Of Brothers”

Adding Clarity to the Confusion of Battle (September 07, 2001)
POP Sound recently provided audio dialogue replacement services for Band of Brothers, the landmark World War II mini-series debuting this month on HBO. The audio post production facility recorded ADR dialogue segments for seven of the series’ ten parts, including for many of its spectacular battle scenes. Executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, the series tells the story of a group of American soldiers who parachute behind enemy lines during the Allied invasion on D-Day. Based on the book by Stephen Ambrose, Band of Brothers debuts September 9 on HBO.

For the ADR sessions, POP Sound hosted many of the series’ stars, including David Schwimmer, Donnie Wahlberg, Damian Lewis, Colin Hanks and Rick Warden. Primarily, the actors were there to record dialogue for combat sequences. “A lot of the battles were staged in an enormous aircraft hangar in England,” said POP ADR mixer Michael Miller, who oversaw the recording sessions. “There were a lot of guns firing and explosions going on, they were also using huge wind machines, so the recording conditions were tough.”


The challenging task lay in identifying individual bits of dialogue so that the actors could repeat them accurately. “There were a lot people yelling in the distance,” noted Miller, “and we had to identify both what was being said and who was saying it---and that wasn’t easy as there were so many people on the set.”

Miller and his crew recorded the replacement dialogue onto the digital drives of a ProTools system. They laid off the finished tracks to CD (in an uncompressed format for maximum quality) for shipment to England where final post production work on the series was being done.

POP Sound is located at 625 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401. For more information, call (310) 458-9192 or visit www.popsound.com.

For additional information, contact:

Linda Rosner
Artisans Public Relations
(310) 837-6008
lrosner@artisanspr.com

DJ Fox-Engstrom
POP Sound
625 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 587-1291
dfox@popsound.com

Jennifer Warren
POP Sound
625 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 587-1240
jwarren@popsound.com



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