Viscount Omega

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  1. Are they using a large diaphragm condenser on the boom? The actor's voices inside don't sound like my small diaphragm mics.
  2. I think one reason this film "gets away with" having so much room reverb is that Polanski is using a lot of wide-angle lenses that, even in close-ups, show some of the room. The viewer knows we're in a place that has a lot of reflections.
  3. Thank you so much for the info and pics. Great stuff. I'm glad it was mostly boomed because that's the way I want to work, ADR being such a hassle. When the couple is walking down the hallway in the clip, I wonder if 2 boom mics were used at each end or 1 tracked them the whole way. Certain lines in the film sound "off" to me like they were added later though--the scenes with "Hutch" taking the lamb out of the oven for example. (not in my clip.) Some outdoor stuff sounds ADR. Also, in the shot below, Sydney Blackmer's voice sounds closer than a boom mic could get (to me)--I see a lot of headroom above him. One reason I thought it must be ADR. Maybe just good reach with the mic.
  4. Hey Guys-- I've been reading at this site and others about sound recording in films and was wondering if any of you pros knew anything or had opinions about how the sound in Rosemary's Baby was done. I can't find any info. Some scenes sound like obvious ADR but others I'm not sure. I read somewhere that the NYC apt. was created in Los Angeles on a sound stage. If so, it would be easier to do ADR convincingly using the same rooms as the picture was shot, right? Looking at the film again today, I'm wondering if the entire film wasn't done with ADR and Foley added later or not. I know it's trendy nowadays to spend a lot of time and money eliminating reverb in rooms but I really love the sound perspective in this movie. It sounds "alive" and real. Any idea what type of mic(s) might have been used? I put together a short clip of some scenes in case you haven't seen the movie. Thanks, Omega