Who knew sound mattered so much? Okay, probably anyone who saw Valhalla Rising, but really, I’ve been bowled over by the latest development from the murky and mysterious land of post-production.
Our sound mix is done! And it’s brilliant!
When we sat in playback last week and I got to hear what they’d done, I realized that all this time, half my movie had been missing. Jam Post found it, and everything is elevated. Whole scenes have taken on a deeper meaning because of Mark Shnuriwsky’s clever sound design and Steph Carrier’s delicate hand on the mix. (I’m talking to you, anorexic girl dancing scene)
Sound effects, dialogue, music, and foley have solidified the tone of the film and given an immutable shape to this thing that once only existed as an amorphous blob of words on my laptop screen.
Along with Steph and co-owners Janice Ierulli (supervising sound editor) and the aforementioned Mark, there’s a whole big crew that had a hand in our post audio and it looks like this:
Nadya Hanlon ... sound effects editor
Heather Kirby ... dialogue and music editor
Vladimir Borissov ... sound effects editor
Matthew Hussey ... dialogue editor
Dave Johnson ... dialogue editor
John Sievert ... foley artist
Clive Turner ... sound effects editor
Brandon Bak ... foley mixer/recordist
Thank you, gang. We are most pleased.
I'm the writer-director and more or less the mother of this film.