Thursday, April 26, 2012

Eve's Dream

This five-minute piece is what became of the longest dream of Eve which we get to see, except in the actual short film it is shortened down immensely. Eve's Dream was a collaboration with some WAAPA student where Emily Bowman choreographed this experimental performance.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

a humble update

In one way, a film is never completely finished. You can spend forever perfecting it and changing it, but would we ever see any films at all if they remained a work in progress? This Too Shall Pass was completed for submission when my course came to an end, but wasn't exactly in the state I wished it to be in before letting it go and moving on. Now, after a lengthy break and time apart, I have approached this project again with the main objective to clean up the sound design and get a score for it that is not borrowed from God's gift in form of a composer, Dario Marianelli. I did not have a sufficient sound designer before (please do not question either room-tone or reverb of the ADR, I was in total darkness doing the best I could), but have now faithfully engaged Chris to do his magic.

A short dance film emerged as well from one of the lengthier dreams, simply titled Eve's Dream and is bound to head for dance film festivals. While Cris is working on the sound I came across this short scene which got totally scrapped, but which now, a few months later, seems like a perfect beginning instead. The narrative structure is such a jumble in this project, it is and has always been all over the place. While the cut made so far is 24 minutes, I am hoping to shorten it down to 20 minutes, excluding credits. That only means one thing though: 5,760 darlings to kill.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

raindrops are falling on my head

Clearly, raindrops are now falling outside Eve's window. Or is it a mish-mash of snow and rain? No one really knows with the swedish weather. After all isn't that how death feels like, like rain? 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

sky replacement

When Eve dreams, she's definitely not in Kansas anymore! Today's work: sky replacement in AE.

Monday, May 2, 2011

bits and pieces

The production of This Too Shall Pass has admittedly come to a halt at the moment. There are some shooting dates coming up, but the time is limited and the crew's availability, and cast, as well. Meanwhile composers and dancers are working on music and choreographies. Certain scenes get a completely new face with some music, I had a sample song by my main composer Berni Law which is melancholic, piano which builds up and become a dramatic almost action-packed angsty explosion, which, when put as backdrop for the cemetery scene, was quite an interesting viewing.

On another note I'm very excited to work with a fellow swedish student from the Screen Academy, who'll be my DoP for the scenes to be shot here. One of our locations is a salt lake outside of Rockingham, which I'm very excited to have discovered.

Meanwhile, here's just a little preview of a scene and how it works out with the new voices for the characters. All dialogue in the film has been replaced with ADR of Australian actors, which is another time-consuming process. On top of that we've had the most mysterious issues with Soundtrack Pro and the computers in the voice-over suites and how they decide to distribute the saved files and the super-sexy robotic tone recorded through the microphones unless recorded in mono.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Auditions are piling up. One week-end, seventeen auditions. After the workshop with Nadia Tass back in Melbourne I have decided to use the audition as a screen/camera test and record the whole audition as well. Once two girls are picked (the one for the dream alter-ego of Eve and  one for Celia's voice) its time to put the post-production wagon behind and get back into production again!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

scene ten

Scene ten - check. Scene eleven - check. Scene twelve - under progress.