Re: How do TV stations edit dirty language in movies?
at times they will have voice actors overdub stupid lines that make no sense. what are they thinking when they write these lines? other times they will actually have the actors / actresses record the new lines in the event there may be a possibility for appearing on tv.
i personally can't stand overdubs for many reasons. for one, the words they choose are lame, it doesn't sound like the actor, or the audio is WAY OFF. OR....the level of audio and the acoustics of the room they record the voice overs in don't match. that drives me nuts. listen for this when an actor walks away from the camera. since the boom operator isn't there to capture the audio, they have to overdub it in editing. you can tell it's a little too clean sounding for that brief moment since the recording environments were different....studio stage versus studio for dubs. i'm sure you know what i mean. this is very noticeable especially with older films and it drives me nuts. take the time to do it right!