I had a splendid meeting today with Bernard O’Reilly who will be our senior sound designer on Gone Fishing. Bernard works for a renowned company called Videosonics that have done the final mix for many a Hollywood Blockbuster. So to have him and Videosonics onboard is a great coup.
So today, Bernard and I worked our way through the film, discussing ideas on specific sounds, not just foley, atmospheres, spot effects and music, but also on more esoteric ideas to help build a unique soundscape for the poetic narrative of Gone Fishing. There is one major action scene too, which Bernard will fill with a cacophony of ‘crash bang wallop and wiz’ effects… It’s all VERY exciting. We also discussed a few key moments where, for dramatic reasons, we will pull the sound out completely.
In the next few days I will be dropping off some of the original props, such as the fishing reels, so that Bernard can re-record the specific sounds they make when being used. This is one of the reasons why I actually bought some of the mian ‘hero’ props instead of renting for the main shoot.
When we locked picture last week, Eddie created a bunch of files for Bernard, most important of which are a QT of the picture, with burn in’s and also a OMF of all the audio. OMF is a file format that was created by Avid, and it’s like a folder with all the sounds in it, plus a timeline. In theory, Bernard should be able to import it directly into ProTools and all the effects should remain in the right places.
I have got to say it again… IT’S SO EXCITING!
Onward and upward!