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Thread #97258   Message #2072952
Posted By: GUEST,dave
10-Jun-07 - 01:21 PM
Thread Name: Lip-synching: Art or Rip-off?
Subject: RE: Lip-synching: Art or Rip-off?
There are two types of lip synching. One where the pre-recorded voices are played at a concert and the singers just move their lips. This has been proven to not be the case with CW. They perform live at their concerts, as attendees have attested to.

The DVD shown on PBS is a different matter. The video footage show from Slane Castle was, for the most part from that live concert. Some addidtional closeups might have been done pre or post production because of camera placement issues, but the main filming was live during the concert. Now, the audio used for the DVD was probably not the audio captured during that show. A clean, well mixed studio recording was used for the soundtrack on the DVD, and the actual video footage was laid over to match. The wireless headset mics and instrument pickups used in concert cannot create a mix like the one one the DVD.

This is not cheating. This does not make CW hacks. When you are creating a high profile, high production DVD like this, you can't just "record the take" that you get during a live show and call it a day. If the fiddler had broken a string, or a performer had cracked a note, you wouldn't expect the producers to just say "That's the way it goes, Print it!" The DVD is a polished version of these wonderful ladies performances, and while I would expect and enjoy seeing a live show of their's with all the artifacts that come with a live performance, I'm also very pleased with a beautiful, visually stunning representation of what these woman can really do.