If you lose your voice screaming... keep screaming
"Recently I was doing [Automated Dialogue Replacement] for [Cloverfield], and the thing you don't realize on set is, when you're doing a lot of heavy breathing and screaming and a lot of that stuff, in order for it to all edit together, you have to do the whole thing all over again [in a studio]. It's all rendered pointless at the end of the day. So I was in ADR for hours, basically going through the whole movie. Any time I have scenes where I'm just breathing or crying or screaming, I'm redoing all of that. And they have to make sure it all blends seamlessly, so I have to do it over again, anyway. By the end of the session, my screams are just sounding like a little boy going through puberty. The voice just keeps cracking, and Dan [Trachtenberg, director] was like, 'Can you do it without the voice crack?' I'm like, 'I'm trying! I'm losing my voice!'"
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Matt Patches is Thrillist’s entertainment editor. He previously wrote for Grantland, Esquire.com, Vulture, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Guardian. His favorite scary movie is Kill List. Find him on Twitter @misterpatches.