What does the AMV community think about dubs?

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What does the AMV community think about dubs?

Postby TomoyoSupe » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:18 am

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starting with martymcfly then

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me

Can I have a place to communicate with people :D abouts dubs, this used to be fun to watch and be in the community back then.
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Re: What does the AMV community think about dubs?

Postby GloryQuestor » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:05 pm

I don't really have any problem with fan-dubbing. I try to catch fan-dubbing events at conventions when I can, and I'm also a fan of the many re-dubs and abridged versions I've seen on YT. There are also a few notable fan-dub/AMV hybrid projects, like Studio Sokodei's Evangelion Re-Death. Look up their page on YT for the segment "It's Gendou Remastered" for a glimpse of it. :)
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Re: What does the AMV community think about dubs?

Postby ZephyrStar » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:04 am

I'm actually rather interested in it, mainly from a "noob going pro" standpoint. Over at Voice Acting Alliance there are a lot of folks who started in the fandub community and worked their way up to pro status (as in have auditioned and gotten parts in English DVD releases).

The reason I'm interested in it is that I'll probably be targeting some of those folks for my own original production (see my sig/blog).

That said I can't watch YT at work, so I'll take a look when I get home.
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Re: What does the AMV community think about dubs?

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:58 pm

I enjoy good parody fan dubs. I'm actually showcasing quite a bit of them this fall at AAC with the help of Scott Melzer of NoN.D.E. Fanfilms.
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Re: What does the AMV community think about dubs?

Postby TomoyoSupe » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:58 pm

ZephyrStar wrote:I'm actually rather interested in it, mainly from a "noob going pro" standpoint. Over at Voice Acting Alliance there are a lot of folks who started in the fandub community and worked their way up to pro status (as in have auditioned and gotten parts in English DVD releases).

The reason I'm interested in it is that I'll probably be targeting some of those folks for my own original production (see my sig/blog).

That said I can't watch YT at work, so I'll take a look when I get home.


Very cool, I never considered going professorial unless I can work out other voices but it is fun to watch others like cristina vee and nyanners for me. I'll have to check out voice acting alliance.
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Re: What does the AMV community think about dubs?

Postby TEKnician » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:18 pm

If you attempt to dub, keep in mind the environment both IN the anime and WHERE YOU ARE RECORDING. I don't want to hear the reverb of your voice echoing off concrete walls while the character is clearly OUTDOORS. Its the little things that get me.

I like how the sound also pans as the character moves from one side of the screen to another (making me feel that he is actually walking around me and interrogating me from behind my chair).

And if you DARE try to mimic Crispin Freeman, you will not only FAIL, you would have embarrassed yourself. You can not anywhere NEAR his caliber.

Other than that, dubs are ok, i guess...
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Re: What does the AMV community think about dubs?

Postby ZephyrStar » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:48 am

reverb


Yep, this. But it's more to do with your recording area. You want a good treated room to record in, even if you have to do things like hang blankets on the walls to prevent reverb. You should be aiming for a "colorless" recording, because intentional reverb can be added back in post if it is needed for a scene. I'm going to invest in some auralex myself...
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Re: What does the AMV community think about dubs?

Postby Kisagi » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:13 pm

Honestly I'm not really a fan of dubs. I only watch it if it is my favorite anime, but I mainly watch subs or raws
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Re: What does the AMV community think about dubs?

Postby Foreverheat » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:35 pm

Theredflash66 wrote:Honestly I'm not really a fan of dubs. I only watch it if it is my favorite anime, but I mainly watch subs or raws


How do you watch raws? Do you know Japanese? Or is it like the whole spanish soap opera thing where you don't have any idea what is being said but you get the story?

But yeah I have no problem watching dubs.
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Re: What does the AMV community think about dubs?

Postby ZephyrStar » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:24 am

On this topic, I picked up the first half of the Funi release of Steins;Gate at NDK. I watched 1-12 yesterday in English. I have to say it's one of the best dubs I've heard in years. All the jokes make sense in the context of what the originals were. The adaptation reminds me a lot of FLCL, so many things were kept, but a lot of new things were scripted. Daru says "internets" a few times, "fail" is used a bit. Normally I'd be against such things, but the usage is limited and works. I was super impressed and also laughed my ass off.

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Re: What does the AMV community think about dubs?

Postby BlindSage » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:48 pm

I can careless about dbz dubs but when it comes to a good series and they have dub, they usually end up ruining the good anime but most dvds now have dual audio.
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Re: What does the AMV community think about dubs?

Postby Jasta85 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:36 pm

I'll just throw in my 2 cents. Dubs have certainly gotten better over the years, and I can name a couple series/movies in which I have actually enjoyed the dubs over the original (vampire hunter D: Bloodlust is probably my favorite dub example, mostly because the variety of accents that the dub brings, rather than the universal Japanese accent of the original).

However, In probably 95% of dub vrs subs I'll prefer subs, for several reasons.
1. The original anime voice acting usually (not 100% of the time but most of the time) sounds more authentic and has more emotion. Seriously, have you heard the one piece dub? But granted, I think it would be hard to find an english speaker who could accurately represent ridiculous voices like in that series anyway.

2. The translation from Japanese to English doesn't always come over well, especially if it involves a play on words, rhyming, Japanese jokes or something similar that simply doesn't make sense in English. I would be very interested to see if they attempt to make a Joshiraku dub, Much of the series is about Japanese puns and play on words, which make absolutely no sense if directly translated to English.

3. Occasionally certain conversations (especially if they are very mature in nature or involve sexual stuff) are changed, sometimes into completely different conversations than the original ones, because the original content is not considered suitable for western audiences. Note that I haven't actually heard a dub in quite a while since I almost entirely watched subs for the past several years, so this may not be as big of an issue. But i distinctly remember watching certain series in dubs first (via toonami or other TV channels) and then watching the subs later and thinking, "wtf, that conversation was completely different from what I remember".
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Re: What does the AMV community think about dubs?

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:46 am

If OP is still around - it might be worth clarifying that you mean "Fan Dubs" "Fan Dub Parodies" or "Fan Parodies" in the title and have some actual content beyond youtube links in your post so people who can't read before they post don't get confused.
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Re: What does the AMV community think about dubs?

Postby TEKnician » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:16 pm

BasharOfTheAges wrote:it might be worth clarifying that you mean "Fan Dubs" "Fan Dub Parodies" or "Fan Parodies" in the title and have some actual content beyond youtube links in your post so people who can't read before they post don't get confused.


Fanduparodies.


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