The big news this week is, of course, THE POSTER! Between the graphics magic of Tres Ikner, the mad photographic skillz of Christopher Marchetti, and the fab makeup by Penelope Davis, we feel like we’ve got a pretty damn fine looking poster.
But…that’s last week’s news. This week, the focus is on music and sound. Matt Jackson has made huge progress on the music and has been super patient with us. I confess it’s a little difficult to try and explain “suspenseful and quirky,” but Mr. Jackson ran it through his brain and has come up with some great music for the final sequence. Somehow, he’s managed to create music for the whole dealio that combines a western flavor with plenty of humor and a healthy dash of scary. I have no idea how he does it, but I’m super happy with the results.
It’s amazing how important music and the overall sound mixing is to a movie. Seriously, it can make or break a perfectly good flick. Nick Stecki is hard at work making sure the sound mix is as awesome as possible – and believe me, after the sound craziness of shooting on the Courthouse Square, we are thrilled to have him on board!
So the beat goes on and we get a little closer to completion every day. I know everyone involved in making Dead Votes Society is chomping at the bit to actually SEE the movie. All I can say is…I think it will be worth the wait.
* Matt Jackson working his movie music/sound magic.
Angie here. I flipped out a little when I realized we hadn’t done a blog post since December – DECEMBER!!! But the reality is that between post-production, the holidays and the general winter urge to hole up inside the house until spring, it’s no surprise.
Regardless, here’s the latest scoop: Matt Jackson is pretty much done with the music for Dead Votes. The music for the opening credits is AWESOME (as Matt said, “Nothing says ‘zombies’ like bassoons…and cows”). And the uber-pompous French horns in the theme for the “Hot Coffee!” news show is equally fantastic. Seriously, is there a more pompous sounding instrument than a French horn?!
Meanwhile, Chad Castigliano is busy working on the graphics and AfterEffects for the movie. We’re heading over to see what he’s done and do some troubleshooting later tonight. ‘Cause there are always challenges, right? Nick Stecki is kicking off the sound mixing/foley/music SFX. I can’t wait to hear what he does with that!
And while the guys are tackling those aspects of post, I’m busy learning color correction and gathering all the goodies for the website. Andrew and Christian are busy working on the trailer script and the script for the upcoming feature.
Throw in a photo shoot with photog Denise Elfenbein for head shots and a photo shoot with photog Christopher Marchetti for the poster art (next Saturday!!!) and that mostly covers the plethora of movie madness biz.
More news on Thursday – swear! But in the meantime…Viva los zombies!