What is Rabab?
in the media industry rabarba briefly; incomprehensible crowd can be described as human noise or hum. It is also called rabarba when people in the role of extras in TV series/films play with attitudes that seem to be chatting in the back, it is also called rabarba when several people in the vocalization area make noises at the same time at the microphone.
We dubbing If we further detail our statement within the sector; We can say that it is all of the sounds that two or more people make independently of the main text in order to create a speech and noise effect by coming together to enliven crowded scenes and create human noises during dubbing in movies or TV series. Sometimes shouting, sometimes whispering, all of the sounds are used with the intention of "effect" for crowded scenes that are needed. These sounds are encountered in fight scenes in action movies, in crowded movie/series scenes in a bank, a bar or in the emergency rooms of hospitals. Novices are often used in the industry to create sounds.
There are people who use it as "labarba" among the people, but we should state that this is a wrong usage. In addition to this, other information that should be known is that rabarba does not have a worldwide use, but is a sectoral word that is unique to our country, derived from Yeşilçam cinema. In movies and TV series, the people who make this noise are called "rabarbacı", and the action itself is called "making rabarba".
Differences Between Rabarba and Dubbing
During the shooting of crowded scenes of invitation meetings such as cocktail parties, birthdays and engagement parties in Yeşilçam cinema periods, extras, who usually play standing guests, are asked to say something out of the blue and pretend to have a conversation. They were constantly asked to make "rabarba-rabarba" sounds for convenience, as there might not have been logical things to talk about under the circumstances at the time, and to reduce the possibility of extras being arrested and disrupting filming. These words, which are uttered one after the other by the people making up the crowd, are heard as an incomprehensible human noise, murmur, hum, and the impression arises that they are chatting among themselves.
While this was the case in Yeşilçam cinema, rabarba was constantly used during the Turkish dubbing of imported films at that time. However, in some imported films whose Turkish voiceovers were made hastily and carelessly, it was seen that the dialogues were dubbing, but the crowded human voices were left untranslated. Today, although rabarba is not used much in Turkish cinema, the development of sound technology dubbing During this period, alternative solutions to rabarba started to be produced. As anyone who is educated and uneducated can do rabarba, it is essential to pay attention to collective harmony while making rabarba. Since it is a subject related to dubbing, rabarba is rarely used while dubbing. Since some dialogue will not be very effective in advertising voiceovers, the demand for rabarba is compensated with alternative solutions. Since many people are needed to perform rabarba, it is not preferred in today's conditions that many people enter the studio at the same time and create a crowded sound.