MAJOR Process of dubbing a Hollywood movie in another lang

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What is the major parts to dubbing a movie?

In this ARTICLE, we are going to tell you how to Dubbed a movie, TV series or a viral video on YouTube from your own home.

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Let's get Started (Process of Dubbing)

Please don't hate us for messing around with the classics. Changing just the voiceover in famous movie scenes so it all makes completely different sense is a lot of fun!! Viewers recognize the scene, but don't expect the dialog to be random, which creates a comic effect. By the way, short videos like time around 10-15 minute are a great idea for a comedy YouTube channel if you have one. But people record their own voiceovers to movies, TV series, shows and popular YouTube videos for more than just joking around.

Have you ever wonders how non-English speakers watch Hollywood blockbusters? Well, mostly in European countries they use subtitles in their native languages. But not everyone likes subtitles. In fact, in some countries all the movies and shows are dubbed into the native languages by local actors. Even accents can cause problems. Did you know that in the US they sometimes use American actors to overdub British TV shows so original accents don't confuse US viewers? 

Like they did with the Builder - a British TV show for kids. These days there is so much video content that professional studios simply can not keep up with even translating via subtitles, never mind voiceovers. 

And this is where small independent studios can get in on the action. "SMALL" sometimes means one person. That's right , Nowadays, literally anyone can build their own home studio and record voiceover. If you are lucky to speak two languages fluently, you can translate and overdub videos  all by yourself. 

For instance, popular English shows, movies and vlogs ,stand-up comedies, educational videos or, even you own content or Vice versa!. There is a lot of great video content that's never been translated into English. So you can be the one to bring it to the English-speaking internet!

Some YouTubes even build entire channels around overdubbing great stuff no one has ever seen in English. Others translate their own content to reach out to new audiences. Whether you are interested in providing translations or just messing around with the classics. You should know that recording an overdub is easier than you think. 

Basically, a simple microphone and some recording software is all it takes. But let's go step be step to understand how it works and what you should bear in mind before recording an overdub. 


There are three basic microphone types:  

  1. USB-microphones,
  2. Condenser microphones, and 
  3. Dynamic microphones. 

USB-MICROPHONE is the simplest type, This kind of microphone is not expensive. it's mobile and can just be connected to the computer directly.  It can also start recording as soon as it's connected. Not long ago, they were not treated seriously. They were just supposed to be used for Skype sessions. But now, models like blue yeti or Blue Snowball are frequently used for podcast and stream recording as well as for voiceovers in home studios. One can purchase a decent USB-microphone for about 100-200 dollars. I'd recommend you to get a mike of this type. Image 


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Maono AU-A04TR USB  Link_2nd

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A CONDENSER MICROPHONES is more of a pro item. The cheapest one is about 150 bucks. As for the most expensive...  I don't even dare to say it out loud. Those microphones can be found in larger studios and most commonly used for vocal music recording. They have good sensitivity at middle band and high band frequencies. It can't just be connected to a computer. For starters a phantom power supply is required. In addition, you are going to need an internal sound card or another audio interface. It's one of the cheapest models, and costs about $150. The wire goes straight from the mike to the phantom power supply block there's a small box which has to be connected to a socket. Then, the second wire goes to the internal sound card. The microphone sensitivity and the sound volume in the earphone can be adjusted. And the sound is transmitted through the USB-wire from the sound card into the computer. 


Condenser Microphone  Link_1st

Fifine K669B Metal USB Microphone Condenser Link_2nd

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A DYNAMIC MICROPHONE:- The third microphone type is the Dynamic kind these are price too and also require an audio interface. But their is no need for a phantom power supply. It is Dynamic microphone that are used on the radio. One clear upside is that it smoothest out abrupt sound in the recording process, but a downside is its really low sensitivity. The speakers has to stand very close to the microphone. However, it works just fine for voiceovers. 


MX Dynamic Beta58 Mic Cardioid Link_1st

AHUJA AUD-98XLR Unidirectional Dynamic Link_2nd

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These will come in handy when you want to hear the original audio track of the video you are dubbing you are going to need closed headphones. You might be wondering if one can use ordinary earphones? Well, you see you have got to be able to hear the original and need the next for dubbing at the same time. With open headphones the isolation is not good enough which means the mic will record both you voice and the original audio track from the video. Which will lead to sound overlaps and the recorded voice will be impossible to edit later on not a good outcome. 

So, I highly recommend you use the closed type of headphones with secure isolation. 


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Pop Shield


You might have seen this strange-looking item in front of a mic in music videos. It's called a pop shield. It's capable of suppressing plosive sound like "B" or "P" and will reduce the  sound of your breathing. it's price is around 20$ , A small but useful addition to your tool kit.

4. ROOM:- ( Pyramid Foams)


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Pyramid Foams

As you see, we have got sound baffles in the form of acoustic wave and pyramid foams. 


Nope, it's not a special design. Without them, the sound of my voice would be all over the place, reflecting off the walls and ceiling, even in a small room like studio room. The microphone would also pick up this annoying effect. That's why we have mounted them all over the place. But don't just rush off to do the same thing in your home! Here's a little life hack. stranger as it may seem, the sound gets absorbed just fine in a fully furnished living room with some clothes and other objects hanging around and a carpet. 
Even with a simple setup, there will be no extra echo in your voiceover. 

Choose the right position while the voice is being recorded, Most microphones have a cardioid diagram, that is, in a shape of a heart. They capture the sound right in front of the mic. It's the best recording position for dubbing. If you get too close while recording, your voice will come across with soft low frequencies. My advice is to keep a distance of two palm widths. 

If you need to record dubbing, make sure you have the original text at hand. It will ease the process of tracking the cues. If you are not just making an unusual voiceover of the original text but have made a number of modifications. you really need to have the text in written format in front of you, it will be way easier than improvising. In additions, you can focus more on the tone of your voice, manner of speaking, or the way you express a character's emotions. 

Record you clip piece by piece, doing as many takes as you need recording from the first take doesn't always work out. Here's why my recommendation is to break down your video into multiple parts and record each part several times, just to be on the safe, the intonation may vary too. You will be able to cut out extra cues in the editing process. 

And this way you will have several options to choose from A mic, headphones and an appropriately configured room. Seems like everything's ready to go.

A program to record the dubbing. 

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