It’s been a while since my last post, but it’s finally back. This week’s youtube saturday is focused squarely on sound in films. This isn’t just limited to film scores, but dialogue, sound effects, atmospheric noise, and tips on how to get these best. But anyway, on with the show!
So, having our biggest project to date filmed last Saturday (in terms of cast and crew), we’re even more revved up than before about filmmaking.
Preliminary credits for Victoriana are as follows:
Arthur Spear as Stanley O’Finney
Vicki Stone as Alexis Stone
Hannah Brewis as Maisy Tregew
and Tim Hart as Dominic McWater
Kristian Greet – Director/Assistant Editor
Paul Blewitt – Cameraman/Editor
Emily King – Continuity Keeper/Producer/Assistant Editor
Patrick Blewitt – Clapperboard guy/Miscellaneous
The shoot was quite successful, although it has become apparent that a load of ADR work is needed (Automatic Dialogue Replacement).
But as I said, we’re all pumped for future projects at the moment, so watch this space. But I’ll let you know of a few future investments that I intend on making very soon:
First is a monitor. Being small budget, virtually any one would do. Why do we need one? A monitor helps the director (and other cast and crew) see what the image will turn out like while on set.
Second is a copy of Pro Tools 9, though I may have to wait a little longer for that. I’m also not that musically inclined, so I may have to get people to do the music production for me.
Third is the Chroma key kit. Again, I’ll have to wait longer.
Then there’s the field recorder. This will actually enable us to go out and create a library of Foley sounds, which may mean another resource for you guys (we may decide to put them up on the site for free downloads, we’ll see).
I’ll also be after a few radio mics.
After all those (or possibly somewhere in the middle of them), I will also be acquiring some camera movement devices (A working dolly, a jib, etc).
Then I will be seeking to upgrade equipment, such as the need for a better camera.
Filmmaking can sure be expensive, although so rewarding!