Monday, 31 March 2014

That's a wrap...

...and a blooming big spider.


Regular readers may have thought that our shoot was finished after the pick-ups that we shot in October, but no! There was one final elusive shot that we managed to grab today, with the help of Reptile Kingdom, Surbiton.

Now, we shan't give away the subject of the shot, but suffice it to say that when the shop's manager Oliver casually asked if we'd like to hold one of their Chilean Rose tarantulas, the director felt compelled to casually accept. This may not be a big deal to some, but was a first for this director. Thankfully, Chilean Rose's do not react unfavourably to palm sweat and a convincingly confident pose was assumed for photo-documenting purposes:

Oliver assured that their bite is no more painful than a bee sting, however, they do have fangs the size of samurai swords with which to administer such a sting.

It felt great to get the last shot of the film, which looks just as it was envisioned, and it has to be said that both producer and director felt a sense of closure, getting it 6 months on from the main shoot.

That's not to say that all is now finished – the main edit continues, additional voices need to be recorded and the sound mix is on the way......

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Conrad's Adventures in Social Media...


The voice of truth. The stater of #Facts.

If you're involved in the murky world of Twitter, it's good to know he's out there, stating the truth for the world to see. His Twitter handle is @Conrad_speaks

However, his focus isn't necessarily drawn to the most important of topics. A typical Conrad post might go something like this...

And for some reason, he's also taken a particular interest in the varied activities of actress Chelsee Healey...

You get the idea...

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Voices are all around...

...around the flat.

Tim here. The first stage of the edit is reaching its end and we can see the sound design in the distance. Therefore, we're now at the stage when the voices need to be supplied so that we can add them to the edit and tighten the cut.

Yesterday we were joined by Suzy Harvey, who was very happy to be providing "Molly" with her voice and today was the turn of Colin Hubbard, who is giving life to "Bean". A few laughs have been had, and once again, more things have been learned.

Sitting with headphones on, as assistant sound recordist, I found myself turning into our sound recordist, Ean Currie, in the sense that I was able to say things like, "Wait a sec – I can hear a train!" 10 seconds before it arrives. The super-hearing powers of the sound recordist.

Recording the voies for Smiling Herbert, Conrad, Marrow and all others, still to come...!