Applied ADR

"Automatic" Dialogue Replacement
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Hosted by

John Wang
Tony Wijs

Course Overview

Practical ADR Experience, Each Week!

ADR for Voice Actors is instructed by producer and actor John Wang and accompanied by audio engineer Tony Wijs. Together they will run full live-simulations of ADR sessions presenting various information throughout this course. This small class-sized course will have students performing real ADR sessions each week.

ADR is a post-production process used in filmmaking and video production in which additional or supplementary recordings are synced and mixed with original production sound to create a finished product.

18 hours spanning 6 weeks with minimal theory and all practice, to get you familiar with ADR and character development for voice over. Understanding how ADR works from behind the scenes as well as in the booth is important. You will get hands on training at a base level with practice scripts, mic time, and ADR step-by-step processes.

After this course, you should feel more comfortable stepping into a booth, understanding an ADR script, and feeling confident in creating character choices.

Course Outcomes

  • Common Terminology & Practices:

    Learn how to recognise and read common symbols and terms used in ADR sessions, as well as how to 'break down' an ADR script.

  • Timing & Taking Direction:

    You will learn how to start your performance in time with "beeps", as well as how to adjust your performance based on direction you receive before each take.

  • ADR vs Dubbing; Animation vs Live Action:

    Understand the differences between ADR and Dubbing, and learn how to match your performance to the 'lip flaps' of your character and how to match 'time' when matching the lip flaps isn't possible.

Hosted By

  • John Wang

    John is a 10 year production veteran, a voice coach, casting and dialogue director, and voice actor. With indepth knowledge on both sides of the window and behind the scenes, his work can be found on major networks such as NBC, CCTV, BTV, and Discovery as well as dozens of video games, corporate videos, and commercials.

    Fluent in English, Japanese, and Chinese, John currently direct talents across the world for various major brands and corporations. With partner studios in Beijing and Tokyo, some of his clients include Google, Microsoft, Nike, Mitsubishi, and United Airlines.

    He is the founder and CEO of Voicedubz Studios and the Head of Education and co-founder of Closing Credits.

  • Tony Wijs

    Tony is a seasoned audio producer with over 10 years of experience. After getting his bachelors in audio production, he began to freelance on many productions including sound design, video production, and documentaries. He has extensive knowledge in the voice acting field and can be heard in video games such as Overload and Empire of Sin, has voiced Spider-Man and other characers in electronic reader books for Marvel, and has voiced many commercials on major networks including ABC.

    He is the co-founder and CEO of Immersed Productions which specializes in voiceover demo production, casting, podcast editing, and sound design for video games.

    If he’s not out recording new and original sounds for a project, he’s hanging out with his son gaming and playing music.

Course Schedule

2-4 hours per week
  • Tuesdays

    7PM-8PM EST

    Our live sessions happen every Tuesday.
  • July 17th

    A special event and AMA
  • Homework

    About 2 hours per week

    It will take about 2 hours each week for homework. Please plan accordingly

Course Benefits

  • Live interactive classes

    You will get personalized feedback and sessions will be just like a classroom setting
  • Video Recordings & Downloadable Content

    If you need to review a class or want to learn more, the content will be ready for you
  • Dedicated Assistance

    This course has an instructor, a TA, and peer-run assistance to help you with your questions.

Frequency Asked Questions

What happens if I miss a class?
We will record the live session for you to review.
What is your refund policy?
No refunds. Please be sure you want to take the course before you purchase it.
Do I have to turn on my video during sessions?
If you are uncomfortable showing your face on video, you don’t have to. It is helpful for instructors to watch your gestures and your movements in order to properly assess you as a student, but it’s not required.