Category: Vol. 7: Jack Of All Tales
We are Done!
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Well everyone, it’s been a wild ride. We’ve been with this project for 6 months. We remember reading through scripts, working and reworking the dialogue, doing the casting. We’ve faced a lot of challenges – building 3 sets, working with children and even some team members leaving the country. Somehow, we’ve managed to bring it all together and create a [...]

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The end is nigh…
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Hello blog world! We’re nearing the end of our journey! It’s coming to the point where we’re waiting for the last pieces of our project so we can put it all together. Sound is almost done (we’ve had a mini-compendium reunion with a lot of our actors coming into the sound studio to record ADR) our final music is in [...]

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Mixing It All Up
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The film is ready and the sound designers have done their work: music, sound effects, ADR, ambience sound. Now it’s time for mixing it all up to create the right balance between all the sound elements in the movie; sound is half of the experience when you watch a movie, so this is a very important stage. As we’ve gone through the [...]

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All Good Things Must Come To An End . . . Well Almost
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We are nearing completion of our Post Production. Leigh O’Neill  (Composer) has finished his wicked and hauntingly good score, ADR, Foley and sound mix are all complete thanks to Anita, Luca, Manuel and Kris. All we are waiting on is our colour correction (Jacob Weldon) to be complete and then output the final version for everyone’s viewing pleasure. These last [...]

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Choosing the Colours
Jillian Cabernell (editor) & Darren Borrowman (director) during color correction.

One of the final stages of post-production is color correction. Although the basic tone and feel of the film was created during the shoot day with the light choices and camera settings used by the Director of Photography, at this stage we go back and enhance the colors so every shot will look consistent and with the best contrast. Because [...]

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The light at the end of the tunnel
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So, finally, after all the blood, sweat, and tears we literally put into the making of this film we can proudly say “guys we have arrived, the show is now complete”. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in the production of this short film: Peter Marshall, David Gomez, Andrea Carrillo, Vince Arvidson, [...]

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We’re Almost at the Top of the Hill
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Team Jack & Jill would like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing team. We only have about a week of postproduction left and we are really starting to see everyone’s hard work come together. So, let’s start from the beginning. Meagan Hotz and Bobby Henwood set us up with an incredible script. The revision process was hard work [...]

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Recreating the Dialogue
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The magic of film making is that what we see on the screen is not necessarily what happened on set. As producers we have many tools to improve our films and one of them is ADR. ADR stands for “Automated” or “Automatic” Dialogue Replacement. Once we finished editing the images of Blood Runs Cold and began the sound design phase, [...]

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The light at the end of the tunnel
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We completed the ADR session this week, it was a pleasant experience to be there and watch the actors work in a different environment, as they are very professional and skilled the session felt light, even if it lasted 4 hours. The composer is doing an amazing job as well; he is expected to finish by the end of the week. The foley [...]

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Summer with Jack O’ Lantern
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As August roles in we have signed off on the ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement) part of our post production and the next check point is sound mixing and color correction. Sound team leader Anita Shim and Director Hans Christian Berger guided actors Trevor Gemma, Carl Toftfelt and Zoe Abelson through the process of recreating the mood of the tense and [...]

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