After having worked with with Oscar Winner and all around cool guy Matthew McConaughey, Fontanez Recording Studios got a bit of the acting bug. well sorta. Not only do we specialize in music pre and post production we’ve now entered the world of film sound engineering.
Our most recent collaboration came with famed actor Jeffrey Donovan of the USA Network Hit Series “Burn Notice” which ran from 2007 – 2013. In it he plays Michael Westen: A former US Army Special Forces soldier and a current CIA contractor, he has been burned (identified as an unreliable or dangerous agent) and now finds himself in his hometown of Miami, unable to leave. With his assets frozen, he is forced to live off his wits and any small investigative jobs he can find while he searches for answers about who has burned him and why. We loved this show. Great acting and quite funny when it needed to be.
Jeffrey is the area filming his latest project, “Honest Thief” starring alongside another amazing actor, Mr. Liam Neeson, and was in need of a studio to some ADR which stands for “Automated” or “Automatic” Dialog Replacement.
Looping originally involved recording an actor who spoke lines in sync to “loops” of the image which were played over and over along with matching lengths of recording tape. ADR, though faster, is still painstaking work.
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. Learn More Here
Mr. Donovan was in need of doing this for two projects “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years and “Villains” a dark comedy about a pair of amateur criminals that break into a suburban home and stumble upon a dark secret that two sadistic homeowners will do anything to keep from getting out, both of which are in post-production.
Fontanez Recording Studios has always been about achieving excellence in all we do and we truly appreciate that Hollywood Studios appreciates and trust we can achieve the sound and production quality they require for their films.