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Making Props for a Feature – Part 3

This particular prop was something one of our actors was wearing. In a particular scene they start to glow, but for it to look any good they needed to cast a light that interacts with their surroundings.

The way it worked as I ran wires through out and hid some connectors in the seams, so that I could attach LED strips to the blindside to the camera, this allowed for a flexible rig. Could run of a 12v wall wart or battery if needed.

This rig didn’t get as much screen time as I’d have liked ended up casting across a pretty featureless wall. Still, I got to flex those sewing muscles (and by flex I mean flinch as I kept sticking myself)

Making Props for a Feature – Part 2

So enlisting the aid of Louis, this time it was a coffin in the making… a rather unsettling coffin as it was child size. It’s hard to describe how uncomfortable we were when we finished making this. Nothing special about the construction of this coffin, other than it didn’t have a lid or sides, as we wanted to be able to shine light through the sides for effects.

Making Props for a Feature – Part 1

So I’ve just come back from filming a feature film (my first!), and while I can’t say too much about it right now what I can share with you is some of the behind the scenes of the props we had to build for it. The first up is a rock that is not a rock. Or, a rock that you can hit someone with and not actually kill them!

To achive this it was a simple job of some foam, silicone and paints! Along with some help from Ash, our makeup artist on the final detailing you would have walked right past this on the path and not noticed. In fact our runner did when we asked him to fetch it!


Rewind – Behind the Scenes

Hello! So with the release of Episode 5 of Rewind Edward Sillence of Zanifair Productions put together some behind the scenes footage of the filming of Rewind – The Life Is Strange Live Action. It was nice to see what goes on behind the camera and what’s involved sometimes. And the atmosphere was always relaxed and fun, which I think you get to see in this.

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Episode 3 of ‘Rewind’ – Life is Strange Live Action

Hello again folks,

Episode 3 of the live action Life is Strange “Rewind” is now live. Check it out below.

Now this was an interesting shoot for me. On the heels of a massive hardware failure and no sleep to one of our longest days. I can’t believe I actually miss those kind of jobs. Zero sleep, lots to do in a short time. Anyway, this one was shot over two weekends, with the final weekend involving a very long day when tired. Met some new actors and even had an appearance in the episode myself! Best bit was I got to spend some time recording some soundscape, something I don’t get to do all that often these days.

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Episode 2 of Life is Strange Live Action

Hey folks, that’s right. The second part of the live action adaptation of Life is Strange – REWIND is now live to view on YouTube.

Again I was involved quite a bit in this one. About half of this episode has me on the camera and I was given the chance to do some work in post to tweak the audio. Your typical problems, imbalance, too much noise, the lack of noise, “What the hell happened to their mic?! I’ll have to try and use another source!” etc.

But it was fun and I got to go out and capture some more ambiance, something I don’t get to do a lot of these days.

Even ProTools got a dusting off.

Life is Strange mini series – Rewind

Episode one of the youtube mini series Rewind, based on the hit game Life is Strange is now available to view.

Some comments about my part in this production. I was originally brought in to help as an advisor on the audio side of things. Decided I’d go along to the main day of recording where the bulk of the footage was recorded on a Saturday and ended up having to fill in for crew who couldn’t make it. As a result I ended up camera opping and doing a lot of the prep. Now I’m not a camera guy, I know enough to help out but in this case it was left in my hands. As a result there are some less then stellar shots and some where the focus isn’t right. As for audio I wasn’t involved in the post production editing of it, wish I was as I feel I could have tightened up the audio and given a more coherent picture, as it is Louis (project lead/male lead) actually did a rather good job given his experience in the field and took on what advice I was able to give him. Here is to working together on the rest of the production!

ADR for Student Film

ADR for a student film named Justice in Hollywood. Jon Bond and cast made this one an enjoyable experience.

Full video can be found here.