This weekend proved to be productive in re-working
sound. Mattson Tomlin implemented his system of dubbing - an
effective approach that none of the actors had experienced before.
Our actors repeated their lines 20 or more times (maximum was 70)
until we felt there was a dynamic between what we hear and see on
The actors expressed difficulty with having to "speak to themselves"
and not having someone to react to in the scene. It seems like a
fabricated approach, but there were lines that came out
in a more genuine tone compared to some of the original sound. It will be interesting to see how the new sound relates between the characters.
Essentially, this approach gives us more control in the editing room.
Images can speak for themselves, but sound can make them resonate and
now we have control over the pitch.
On another note, I was looking through production stills and came across a picture of Young Billy. Suddenly there was an appropriate poster... in its first draft!