2013-03-08 06:32:59 - Combinations of Izotope RX plugins combined with the Cedar DNS One were used on the best takes to remove wind noise, saving the cost of needing to do ADR and allowing more time to focus on the creative aspects of the film
AlphaDogs Post is excited to announce the premiere of the new film by Director Junya Sakino at SXSW South by Southwest beginning on Friday, March 8, 2013. Sake-Bomb is the comedic story of a sarcastic and self-deprecating Asian American who takes his naive Japanese cousin on a road trip along the California coast to find his ex-girlfriend, while meeting colorful groups of characters along the way. sakebombmovie.com
Director Sakino’s decision to use AlphaDogs services to complete the audio mix came after consulting with Audio Mixer, Curtis Fritsch. “When I talked to Curtis about the film, he was very supportive and confident he could fix the problem areas within the tight deadline we had finish the mix. Though it was my
first time in working with AlphaDogs, I felt very comfortable in bringing my project to the facility.” Sakino and Fritsch worked collaboratively from the beginning to figure out the most efficient approach in completing the job in a speedy manner, without compromising the audio quality. “Director Sakino pointed out some problem areas, as well as details on how the film was shot on days where they had problems with location sound. This really helped speed the process along and helped me determine the workflow ahead of time,” said Fritsch.
Using Pro Tools HD Fritsch imported the audio from the picture and identified where the most troublesome areas were. Director Sakino had specific concerns about a scene that was shot outdoors in windy conditions. Combinations of Izotope RX plugins combined with the Cedar DNS One were used on the best takes to remove wind noise. Sakino comments, “I originally thought we would need to ADR the entire scene because you could not hear what the characters were saying due to the wind. Curtis was able to remove all wind interference, and saved us the cost of having to do ADR.”
New music from the composer was also added near the end of the mix. Waves Renaissance Compressor and EQ were used in fixing the timing and audio levels allowing the higher quality music from the composer to really shine with the other elements in the film. “Curtis was very enthusiastic and we worked together well. Before I came in, he had done a couple of passes so it was easier for me to get to the part where I wanted to spend time fixing,” said Sakino. Pro Tools HD ability to record multiple audio stems at the same time allowed Fritsch to record the different elements all at once instead of one at a time. Delivery of the film was completed on time and within budget. “Paul DeCham, General Manager of AlphaDogs really cared about the project, and was very accommodating in providing a good pipeline between Curtis and I,” said Sakino. “They did not treat this as just another job, everyone at the facility took pride in their work and I was very happy with the final delivery.”
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About AlphaDogs: Founded in 2002 by acclaimed editor and colorist Terence Curren, AlphaDogs is an independently owned post-production facility located in the center of Burbank's Media District. AlphaDogs' skilled team brings a dynamic combination of creative talent and technical expertise to clients' projects. Paying extra attention to detail, AlphaDogs prides itself on delivering the quality of a large post-production facility with the personal attention of a small boutique. State-of-the- art editing bays, color correction, audio mixing, motion graphics, visual effects, production offices and equipment rentals are available. Since 2003, AlphaDogs has been giving back to the post-production community through its Editors' Lounge series of discussion panels and product demonstrations. To learn more visit http:// www.alphadogs.tv and www.editorslounge.com