LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Ewan McGregorattends the "Obi-Wan Kenobi" photocall at the Corinthia Hotel London on May 12, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
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Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones Had To Be Added In ADR
During the press conference for Disney+’s "Obi-Wan Kenobi," Ewan McGregor talked about his time working on the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy. One topic was about the new digital cameras that were used at the time when "Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones" came out in 2002, and the various problems that they caused, especially to sound.
While the cameras were cutting-edge two decades ago, McGregor described them as “dinosaurs” compared to now as “they had huge umbilical cords coming out the back of the cameras, and [changing] the lenses [...] would take like, half an hour. So everything was just shot on a zoom lens." The cameras were also on cranes which made a lot of noise when they moved.
McGregor explained, "The umbilicals led to this big tent in the corner of the stage that literally hummed. It was so noisy. And when in post-production, they realized at the end that the noise they made was exactly the frequency of the human voice.” The only way to fix the problem in post was to have the cast return to do ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement) meaning that the actors had to re-record all of their dialogue.