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Off screen interview on narration stem?
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Off screen interview on narration stem?

Received specs that considers off screen dialogue as narration and should be on the same stem as the VO. So if it starts on screen it should be on the dialogue stem and as soon as picture cuts to b-roll, it should go to narration. Is that a thing?

And if so, should I make a 2 frame crossfade on each stem or cut hard? What’s the practical use of this anyway?

Last edited by pethenis; 1 week ago at 07:52 AM.. Reason: Grammar
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Cleared up, please remove. Unreadable specs :-)
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Glad it's not a thing since it's a stupid idea....
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The only reason I can think for doing this is if foreign distributors want to mix translation-over whenever there's an on-camera speaker on screen... and either fade on-camera before the cut, or have it disappear abruptly.

This could possibly save some time in an assembly line translation, where they want to check only the on-camera stuff to make sure the new v/o recording is staying roughly in sync with it.
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What they actually wanted was an MDE version, with off screen dialogue omitted. If, say, a quote starts onscreen, it should be in the MDE, even when it finishes off screen.

If it starts offscreen, it shouldn’t be in the MDE even if it finishes on screen.

Whatever makes them happy I guess
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If the off camera dialog is tired to the on camera, then its considered dialog, not narration for the sake of narration/vo stems.
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