Dialogue in film and video refers to the spoken words between characters in a scene. It is a crucial element in storytelling and helps to advance the plot, develop characters, and build relationships. Good dialogue should be natural, engaging, and believable, and it should also reflect the personality and motivations of the characters. In order to create effective dialogue, screenwriters must carefully craft each line, while actors must bring it to life with their performances.
During the making of a film or video production, the recording of dialogue is a crucial step called dialogue recording or ADR (automated dialogue replacement). It takes place either in a soundstage, recording studio, or on location. The recording engineer uses specialized equipment to capture and record the dialogue, ensuring clear and quality sound. During film or video production, the team captures dialogue for later use in post-production. They aim for seamless and immersive experience for the audience. Good dialogue recording relies on specialized equipment to capture high-quality audio. In post-production, the team syncs the captured audio with the visuals.