This is not a stupid question or a beginner question but we are all dealing with this and its usually not a big issue but I’m just curious what’s your favorite approach to this:
In a Dialogue, most people have the tendency to speak DOWN, I mean (louder) at the beginning of a sentence and then, slowly start to talk much softer.
There are many ways to treat this nasty habit. I’m using (depending on the project) mostly this kind of remedies:
-Dynamics on the track
-Limiting on the buss
-old-school fader (automation) compensation (I use this mostly)
-Envelope processor (depending on the editor)
-cut-and-level (make a cut until the loud part and bring it a bit down)
Of course, for every production there is a suitable approach; a basic corporate production gets a faster treatment than a hi-profile cinema/broadcast production.
but what are your favorites? anybody any other insights?