Dubbing and Adr

Dubbing and Adr

Dubbing is a post-production process where the Audio visual is swapped with audio in a different language or in the same language for better clarity and sound and is then mixed or replaced with the audio of the media to make it sound as natural as possible. It gets more complicated than that, but in a nutshell, that’s what dubbing is.

Though not very common for Americans to hear in films, dubbed content is common in many other countries. For example, the majority of the world did not experience Avengers: Endgame this past spring in English; through the magic of dubbed content, allowed non-English speakers to get the full experience. An actor watches the image repeatedly while listening to the original production track on headphones as a guide. The actor then re-performs each line to match the wording and lip movements. Actors vary in their ability to achieve sync and to recapture the emotional tone of their performance.