Crazy flight… 33 hours of horror, and finally landed to Melbourne, and straight from airport to Soundfirm and to do some ADR.
It was great to get back to working with Peta Sergeant, who plays the role of Vivian Wagner in the film; she’s really an active and really passionate actress, and threw herself into the ADR with as much passion as if she was doing it on the day.
I’ve found my relationship with ADR to be partly love, partly hate – sometimes I feel like a good ADR might add to the performance, sometimes even quite a bit, but sometimes when actor has nailed it on the shoot perfectly, replicating that can be extremely hard, even impossible.
Ps. Directing Under Jetlag (DUJ) should not be prohibited.
Music for this episode was provided by a Finnish band Manbööbs, check out more of their music here:
And while at it, why not check another band by the artist Tuomas Sirola, called “the sQueak”
Every week me and Mika Orasmaa (our Director of Photography) go over to Post Control, where we watch all the new shots Energia has delivered for final approvals. The idea of the approval screenings is that we have perfect conditions with Mika to go through in detail every bit and piece in the film, and send comments, requests and wishes back to Energia.
Ideally, all the creative work has been done before the approval screenings, and all the mistakes have been fixed so it’s just me and Mika having the final look of the material and then giving it the green light, and it’s being added to the online edit. Of course, we don’t live in an ideal world, so there might be small and even sometimes bigger things to note on each shot, stuff that’s visible only on a big enough screen or otherwise something that’s been left there for some reason. I make notes based on the intensity or severity of the problem – HIGH means it needs to be fixed, MED means that it bugs me but won’t stop being in the big picture and probably nobody else will notice it and LOW means it’s just a matter of few little things and if the shot is being opened anyhow, then maybe those fixes can be made.
Mika and Jussi getting ready for an approval screening at Post Control
In addition to technical notes, sometimes I might come up with an idea or two as I look at the shots on how to improve them. I write the ideas down and send them as well to Energia. It’s a bit of a pain in the ass for Energia because everybody is running on an extremely tight schedule, and by definition the creative work for the shots should have been finalize already, but sometimes you can spot what’s missing in the picture not before you actually have the picture in more-or-less finalized form in front of you.
Approval screening process is a good, clear and effective way to make sure everyone is on the same page on the CGI post production. All the comments and wishes I have are also viewable to the Post Production SupervisorAnne Urban and the producers, so they can intercept me if I suddenly request something that’s going to make a remarkable blow to the budget or schedules.
The music for this episode was provided by Feuerfalke. The song is called “Meteorblitzkrieg“, and can be viewed here in full length. Feuerfalke is also among the artists of the upcoming Das Leben der Mondsoldaten -krautfunding-album for Iron Sky, that’s an by-fan-for-fans -album comprising of 10 awesome tracks by bunch of great artists, inspired by Iron Sky. The album is coming out later this year, but more info on that later! More info on the guys here:
Hi there, people! This is Timo, the director – and I have just re-incarnated the Director’s Diary. We have as of today 160 days left ’till the premiere, which means a lot of sleepless nights, a huge crunch to get things finished in time and finally – the release of the film! The Director’s Diary will be following few times per week what’s happening behind the scenes of Iron Sky, and finally lead us to the premiere of the film 4.4.2012.
The song you can hear in the end is by an artist called Jack Deck, a great song called Iron Sky RMX. The full song can be found here:
If you have some music you’d like to hand out for us to use in Director’s Diaries, we’d loved to have them – just drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and if the song fits I’m happy to promote it on Director’s Diary!
As some of you know, I’ve been working as the head of our social media team quite some time now and that job includes development of Iron Sky transmedia products as well.
Such as Iron Sky comic book, boardgame and many more. In the meantime of all that I’ve been producing an interesting 35-minute short film which I would like to introduce and deliver the official trailer of short film “8″!
Do you really know a person before you know his darkest secrets? Can you see a human being behind his actions and forgive him? Are you capable of reaching a peace of mind before confronting your most painful memories? These are the themes that we explore in the psychological horror short film “8.”
The film is nearing its completion and you have the possibility for a digital download of the finished film at the end of September!
We will inform about our festival tour and distribution deals so stay tuned! Follow the process from this blog or in the official Facebook -page of “8″!