Sunday, July 22, 2012

BEHIND THE SCENES

Well, it took some time to adjust the settings for each shot. Meanwhile the puppet tried to entertain himself in the only way he knew how. :)


Saturday, June 23, 2012

FESTIVALS

"LOOP" if finally out there. The hard work done over one year period has come to an end. The sound merges perfectly to the picture and I am happy with the decisions I have made along the way, from big to small. I am ever greatful to the people that helped me out on the journey.
 Now I will be waiting for the answers from the festivals. The premier of the movie will be this fall, not any earlier, but which country or festival will be the lucky nr. One is about to be revealed during summer.
Exciting.

Monday, May 14, 2012

THE MUSIC



I recieved the first draft of the music today. There is no wonder the music makes 60% of the experience. Thanks to Andreas Grill who is an amazing composer the film has been lifted to a whole new level.

Friday, May 11, 2012

FINAL EDIT AND DIALOGS


I have re-edit the whole dialog. I kept only a very few lines and let the characters performance do the rest.
There is this great website called www.voices.com where you can find amazing voice actors audition to your script. I was lucky to find mine very quickly. The voices are performed by Sherman Alpert and Michella Moss. Great performance.

I had the first briefing with my composer two days ago. He is very good. Excited to hear the first draft.

The most torturous moment has been to lock the picture. When things are coming to an end and it is all about the details. It is so hard to know when to stop. I have been going forth and back on that but now it is finally there. Picture is locked!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

DIALOG RECORDING


Today I am doing the first dialog testing. I am recording the voices of all the characters in the movie myself to get a sense of whether this really fits into the story or not. I am using a sound editing program. I am pitching my own voice to sound like a male´s voice, with some success.  It does sound wierd though. Anyway, after laying that out on the timeline with my movie, I will quickly see whether this really fits to the character or the action.
I will then add or take away parts of dialog and do a second preliminary recording, may be I will even record a real guy to do the male voice :).
Finally, the last thing I will do is find real actors who will record the voices that will be in the movie and add voice acting to it.
There is this great website which we used to contact regulary when we did commercials. You can choose from hunderds of voice actors in different languages and dialects. That is where I am planing to find my actor.
Here is the link: http://www.widevox.com/

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

DIALOG





 Today I am working on polishing the dialog. I have done tones of revisions on those, I wrote some with the first drafts of the film. Then, during storyboarding and while filming and editing, the story tightened up and I could clearly see what the characters are saying. Some of the dialog changed. Luckily, the dialog is just thoughts of the character in this movie, so I am not bound to lipsync. Otherwise that would have been difficult.
 When writing dialogs the most challanging part for me is to write what that particular character would say, no less no more. What I do is write all that I want the character to deliever as an information. Then I go back and delete half of what I wrote and the half of the other half I turn into "what?!"´s. That is because we seldom explain to ourselves what exactly we think or see. When we are in surprise, we are usually quiet and express the thought with our bodylanguage.
 I have already all the material filmed and I can see in how the character acts and where I can have performance take over dialog.