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post #4921 of 6855
Great post too daryl. Now if you can only explain the ending of S6 in such a way to make me like it:)
post #4922 of 6855
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Originally Posted by lonwolf615 View Post

Great post too daryl. Now if you can only explain the ending of S6 in such a way to make me like it:)

It was . . . She did . . . They wanted . . .

Argghh! I can't! I can't!
post #4923 of 6855
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Originally Posted by lonwolf615 View Post

Great post too daryl. Now if you can only explain the ending of S6 in such a way to make me like it:)

The "end" was great; it was the rest of the season that is questionable. smile.gif
post #4924 of 6855
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Originally Posted by Nuance View Post

The "end" was great; it was the rest of the season that is questionable. smile.gif[/


In the sense that the show lost its way during the season and threw in the biggest moment in the series almost as an afterthought, trying to save it, I agree.
post #4925 of 6855
^ lonwolf, you seem to be having trouble using the "quote" function. Several of your recent posts have quoted incorrectly.
post #4926 of 6855
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Originally Posted by daryl zero View Post

I also initially didn't like the scene in the basement where Deb did something that seemed forced. Thinking about it further, everything was leading up to it. Deb went through her own trauma in the first season and can identify with the victims. She is the one who understood that it was #13 who was the vigilante and saw that the girl had someone else who was helping her. She kept watching the dvds which the show (thankfully) didn't show you much of but made it clear that it was horrible torture.

That scene was a high point. In the same episode she admits to Dex she'd be on the same revenge path, cop or not.
post #4927 of 6855
MUST-SEE (unless you can hold until late Sep.): FIRST TWO MINUTES OF "DEXTER" S7 FROM COMIC-CON: http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/07/12/dexter-debra-reaction/
post #4928 of 6855
Spoiler-tagged in case anyone doesn't want to watch until September: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I hope Deb is smart enough to make the connection between Dex and the BHB. She asked about the plastic twice, so she must be thinking it. They end the clip trying to make it look like Dexter is about to attack Deb, but we know he'd never do that.

Thanks for posting the clip, dad.
post #4929 of 6855
Wow - can't wait!
post #4930 of 6855
It was pretty funny watching Deb speak on a video that wasn't age-gated.

beep.
beep beep.
beep beep beep.
beep.
post #4931 of 6855
Santiago Cabrera ("Heroes") joins S7 of "Dexter": http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/dexter-season-7-spoilers-santiago-cabrera-351256
Edited by dad1153 - 7/19/12 at 7:59pm
post #4932 of 6855
Santiago Cabrera... LOL misspelled both first and last names (last name by a mile)

I'm more interested in Yvonne Strahovski being in Dexter... we get her to uncensored TV at last..
post #4933 of 6855
Michael C Hall nominated for best Actor again. Even though I don't think last Season was one of the better, I think he deserves a win for once.
post #4934 of 6855
Dad great clip. One of the best previews for Dexter that I can remember!
post #4935 of 6855
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I'm more interested in Yvonne Strahovski being in Dexter... we get her to uncensored TV at last..

Yes, and hopefully she doesn't come with a no nudity clause that debra Ann Woll seems to have on True Blood.
post #4936 of 6855
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Originally Posted by mylan View Post

Yes, and hopefully she doesn't come with a no nudity clause that debra Ann Woll seems to have on True Blood.

From my understanding, there's no such thing as a "no nudity clause". No nudity is assumed, and rather there is a "nudity clause" that is explicitly added for those that agree to partake in it.
post #4937 of 6855
I say Tomato
" To MAY tow " ..... smile.gif
post #4938 of 6855
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Originally Posted by FreeBaGeL View Post

From my understanding, there's no such thing as a "no nudity clause". No nudity is assumed, and rather there is a "nudity clause" that is explicitly added for those that agree to partake in it.

Correct, and it's accompanied by a considerable bump in pay per episode.
post #4939 of 6855
It's been awhile since we had Jaime "Pardon My Tits" Murray to enjoy. Here's hoping that the showrunners spared no expense with Yvonne.
post #4940 of 6855
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Originally Posted by FreeBaGeL View Post

It was pretty funny watching Deb speak on a video that wasn't age-gated.
beep.
beep beep.
beep beep beep.
beep.

That was funny. Almost muted Debs entire dialog at one point.
post #4941 of 6855
ASK THE SOUND MIXERS CONTEST

Hi All you Dexter Fans...

In celebration of the Blu-ray launch of Dexter Season 6 in "killer" Dolby TrueHD, I’d like to personally invite you to take part in a special Dolby promotion that is being offered to AVS Forum members.

AVS Forum can submit 5 questions to the Emmy-nominated sound mixing team of Kevin Roache and Pete Elia, which a Dolby rep will ask in a video interview for our site. We are asking AVS Members to submit questions, from which we will then select the 5 that will be asked.

Out of the 5 questions we select from all that are submitted, 2 members from the 5 questions chosen will be selected to receive Blu-ray copies of Dexter Season 6! Please, real questions only. For the better your audio related question for the sound mixers, the better your chance at being selected as one of the 5 questions asked. Then you have a 2 in 5 shot of winning season 6 on Blu-ray in Dolby TrueHD.

For the questions, please post them in this thread BY NO LATER THAN END OF DAY JULY 31st PST. Please start the post with...

QUESTION FOR THE MIXING TEAM

...so we know you are asking a question to be considered to be asked.

That's it. Simple as that. We really hope this works out and we will post the video to the home page of the site and feature it. Your question may be heard by a lot of people and you will have helped give the AVS Forum community a voice.
post #4942 of 6855
QUESTION FOR THE MIXING TEAM

Congratulations on the excellent sound design of DEXTER and EMMY recognition of same! I have spent a great deal of money on my my in-home sound system, and would rank sound quality as THE top priority for me in terms of blu-rays I want to own and replay. Unfortunately, it is obvious to me that there are so very few productions that capture the sense of what it is I am looking for in sound. DEXTER has that magic, which I might characterize as large-scale, 360 degrees immersive, near-field transparent -- in other words, the sound transmits as if you are in the environment. DEXTER sounds this way, so does BREAKING BAD, so does SUPER 8 from the feature film side. What is done to achieve this "you are there" aspect, and why is that so very rare? -- I can only wish that all sound designers and mixers would learn from the same school of thought as the DEXTER team!
Edited by Emaych - 7/26/12 at 2:53am
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QUESTION FOR THE MIXING TEAM

Sound for me is TOP priority when weighing a purchase of blu-ray for my collection. Quality sound ensures I'll get substantial replay value, and I've watched all the DEXTER seasons multiple times. I rank the presence, even emphasis, of LOW FREQUENCY content very high in feeling sonic impact, and sparking renewed glee in the investment I've made in my sound system. Do you think it is well-known in the mixing community just how high LFE ranks in terms of selling DVDs and Blu-rays? If this factor is known, why aren't there more productions which stand out as exceptional for this property? (I proudly own quite a few unexceptional productions for the LFE content alone, and conversely do not own films I like very much which offer nothing in terms of sound. DEXTER pleases immensely in both realms, so of course I own all currently released seasons)
Edited by Emaych - 7/26/12 at 6:10am
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QUESTION FOR THE MIXING TEAM

DEXTER is a joy and delight to listen to. The music plays an integral role. How closely do the mixers work with the composers to arrive at the way a particular piece sounds? Specifically, does the composer set recording/playback levels for various instruments, or might the mixer responsible for that? The DEXTER theme is particularly brilliant -- reminds me somehow of ITSY BITSY SPIDER, or brings to mind predatory skulking but with a definite undercurrent of dark humor whimsy, along the lines of THE ADDAMS FAMILY -- so many of the recurring musical interludes/themes are just supremely evocative. In recent seasons it seems to me that there has been a drop-off in original composition, and more reliance on traditional original passages from the early seasons, is that just an erroneous impression, or is there less original composing going on? When an archived theme is applied to a new time increment, do the mixers "cut and paste" the composition, or are the composers brought in to rework that theme to fit the time and onscreen action?
post #4945 of 6855
QUESTION FOR THE MIXING TEAM

DEXTER is peppered throughout with zesty Latin salsa themes, usually serving to provide refreshing counterpoint to some of the darker doings -- something like a peppy palette cleansing, possibly after a kill. On my system however, sometimes these archive musical passages, recorded extrinsic to the production for different original purpose, contain a top-end fizz and spit -- distortion on the treble, usually over blaring horns. What are the steps or processes whereby non-original music gets adapted to match the sonic flavor of DEXTER? Is top-end fizz something that can be mixed out, or better yet, would it be possible/practical in the parameters of the production to re-record these themes? -- they are ideal for mood, but sometimes less-than-stellar in recording virtue.
Edited by Emaych - 7/31/12 at 5:19am
post #4946 of 6855
^^^ Yo Emyach, dude, give somebody else a chance to win, why don't you? wink.giftongue.gif Seriously though, nice to see you survived your trials and you're still "with us." smile.gif

Question for the sound-mixing "Dexter" team: Do the classic older music cues from the first season (like "House" and "Astor's Birthday Party") get re-mixed or re-recorded when they're re-used in latter seasons (specifically Season 6)? Or were they well-preserved and digitally recorded with enough variety (instrument separation and the like) for simple mixing variety to account for them sounding different in latter years than they did in seasons past? Basically I want to know if Daniel Licht is re-arranging his old tunes in latter seasons or is exclusively composing new music and leaving the classic tracks to the pros like you to f*** around with the digital audio files and make them shine. biggrin.gif

Also, another Question for the sound-mixing team: how exactly was the backwards-sounding track of "House" in the S3 episode "I Had A Dream" done in 5.1? I suspect it was a lot trickier and more difficult than just setting the player in reverse and hitting 'REC'... or was it that simple? cool.gif
Edited by dad1153 - 7/26/12 at 10:56am
post #4947 of 6855
Question for the sound-mixing team......What exactly is it that you do/how do you do it? I have an idea, but I'm sure that I am either all together wrong or only know a small part of it.
post #4948 of 6855
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Originally Posted by dad1153 View Post

^^^ Yo Emyach, dude, give somebody else a chance to win, why don't you? wink.giftongue.gif Seriously though, nice to see you survived your trials and you're still "with us." smile.gif
What can I say? -- need that season six blu to cap off my 1-5 run! Besides, sound really is my top top thing, so of great interest to me.

To tell the truth, because I wasn't renting discs for a while there, I would just read the audio ratings on all the latest films coming out, then buy everything that was said to have good sound! Unfortunately it turns out that other people's impressions of great sound differ dramatically from my own, so I ended up with hundreds of dollars worth of purchases I could have WELL done without. So back to renting now, but that season six prize will go a long way toward easing my displeasure over having wasted so much money chasing unworthy audio. I know DEXTER sounds great, unlike so many other series' I have on blu, which I just watch with only LCD TV sound -- after a few minutes on the big rig to determine they have nothing special, I won't even continue on, and just transfer to the other TV/blu-ray player at the edge of my bed (no external sound system hookup). The large system has more than forty or so driver elements and about half a ton of mostly McIntosh amps -- so with electricity and extra heat, when it's not going to be worth it.... Anyway, I really am interested in sound first and foremost, so this a great opportunity to pick some pro brains who do stunning work amidst a sea of undistinguished efforts.

As to the health issues, thanks for your positive thoughts -- just another few pieces to cut and I may be free (for now...)!
post #4949 of 6855
QUESTION FOR THE MIXING TEAM

Ive heard and read that sound mixers use differant fruits or vegatables to make sounds, is this true and what types of fruits and veggies would you use for what sounds?
post #4950 of 6855
QUESTION FOR THE MIXING TEAM

Dexter is one of the rare shows I don't fast forward through the introduction. It sets the mood for the rest of the show: the music, slapping of the mosquito, alarm clock, shaving, blood dropping, meat slicing, sizzling, chewing, cracking and cutting eggs, knives on the plate, grinding coffee beans, slicing and juicing a grape fruit, tying of the boots, and finally removing the key from the lock. The intro tells you absolutely nothing about the show, yet conveys so much. If you close your eyes and listen to it, you can clearly mistake those everyday tasks for Dexter's secret life. The sound makes up most of the presentation. Can you discuss the ideas and thought processes that went behind this decision and creation that diverts from the norm of showing all of the characters and actors' names made of actual clips from a show?
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