SOUND: Foley recording

I've just completed all the foley recording this week. WOOHOO! Finally that ugly-ass box in the middle of my apartment can come down. I've been editing sound as I go, plus scoring the music. The film's score will be largely percussive -- and not just because I like hitting things -- but I've always felt …

Foley

From the outside, it looks as if a shanty town has gone up inside my apartment. ACTUALLY, I had to construct my own sound booth. I am using it to record foley -- reproducing sounds one would expect to hear in the world of the film. My booth is pieced together from various cardboard boxes …

VFX shots complete!

FINALLY! I'm ecstatic and incredibly tired! But they're totally done! After 11 months or so of hard work, I just put the finishing touches on one of the final VFX shots this morning (not pictured). Now I can finally begin to lock the edit. There are around 380 VFX shots in the whole film. None …

Just a VFX update

I recently finished a slew of background VFX related to exterior visuals. Check out this video. In a nutshell, the appearance of a city outside the windows is important to the plot, and was thus needed to complete the film. The complexity of the effect varied from shot to shot, with such variables including camera …

Background VFX demo

There are a number of shots in the film against the office windows. Behind these windows are -- nothing! Because no one turned on any lights across the street. Since city lights are crucial to the plot of the film, I've had to painstakingly add them in. When the effects company was like, "where's our …