Today, Two Years, and Tomorrow – UNLV Spring Flicks

Video

This is the 2017 submission for the UNLV Spring Flicks in Las Vegas. I provided sound design, and music for the film.

I worked remotely from Chicago. The film was shot and edited in Las Vegas, and I was sent a rough cut to start my sound work. I spent the first day watching the film and creating my sound list.  I then went out and field recorded all my raw sounds to use in sound editing. Combining the recorded sounds with sound library samples, I was able to create all the sound effects needed.

The original production dialog was recorded on set and ended up being extremely noisy. Audio restoration techniques were not able to clean up the audio enough to be usable. So the filmmaker did an ADR session in Vegas with another audio engineer. I was then sent the updated OMF file with raw dialog to edit and mix.  This drastically improved the viewing experience and overall story.

The concept of the sound design really drives the emotion in the film. I chose to create realistic soundscapes, while keeping some of the dream-like qualities to the flash backs and past travel scenes.

The Run Around- Chicago (Official Video)

This is a music video shot for The Run Around. My role in this was Assistant Camera and Sound Designer. The introduction scene needed sound design. I also operated a Canon T2i for half of the shots. I was shooting in 1080p, 24fps, in Cinestyle mode. Cinestyle is a free filter from Canon. It adds a gray look to the video and eliminates harsh shadows. The purpose for this is to flatten out the image for color correction. The shutter speed was 1/50 for most of the shoot. Aperture changed depending on exposure. It was my job to set up the sound system and light show for the video. I used the white audience lights to add a flat look to the stage and then used colored lights to add that show look and feel. The song was performed by the band many times while playing to the recording for sync. Audience and side story shots were filmed separate.