How To Record A Scene

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Recording a scene for rehearsal is the way you prepare to learn your lines. You say both your lines, and your scene partners’ lines, and once recorded, you’ll play the scene back over and over to rehearse, and learn your lines.

NOTE: You don’t need to print out your script, or use a printout you already have, and record using that printout! You’ll see the script on your screen, and you’ll voice the recording AS YOU SCROLL THE SCRIPT ON THE SCREEN WITH YOUR FINGER. Rehearsal® Pro will record both your voice, and the movement of your finger on the screen, and will sync those up to play them back when you rehearse.

Here’s a video that shows you the whole process:

And here’s how to do it step by step:

1. To record your scene, first scroll to where your scene begins. Make sure your lines are already highlighted, and you’re zoomed in to the width of the dialogue. Also, make sure no tools are active, like the highlighter, the scribbler or the eraser.

2. To begin recording, tap on the record button at the very left of the bottom toolbar. You’ll hear three ADR beeps to allow you to get set.

Once those sound off, the audio meter will start moving and you can start your recording.

3. Scroll the script as you need to to move through the lines.

REPEAT: You don’t need to print out your script, or use a printout you already have, and record using that printout! You’ll see the script on your screen, and you’ll voice the recording AS YOU SCROLL THE SCRIPT ON THE SCREEN WITH YOUR FINGER. Rehearsal® Pro will record both your voice, and the movement of your finger on the screen, and will sync those up to play them back when you rehearse.

4. Say your lines with no performance effort at all. Just flat, but with the same pace you expect to use when you audition or perform the scene.

Say your scene partners’ lines with all the richness you expect once you do your performance (which can mean no richness at all, if you expect the flat, fast read of an audition reader).

5. When you’re finished, tap on the stop button at the very right of the bottom toolbar. This button is a stop button only while you’re recording. It turns into a play button immediately after you stop a recording.

6. The moment you stop the recording, the Name The Scene screen will appear. You can simply tap Done if you want to let Rehearsal® Pro name your scene, or you can use the keyboard to rename it to anything you want.

When you tap Done, you’re returned to the scene you’ve just recorded, and you’re ready to rehearse.

Record a second version of the scene

Once you’ve rehearsed your lines with this recorded scene, to the point where you know the lines cold, record a second version of the scene, but this time just mouth your words, don’t say them out loud.

Why?

With this second scene, you have no voicing of your lines to distract you, but you do have the timing you need to really work the scene. And if you find that in changing your performance with the lines that your timing is now off, go ahead and record a third silent scene with your new pace and delivery.

So, where does that scene get stored? They are in your My Scenes area, accessible from the front menu. They are grouped by script title, and in the reverse order that you record them.


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