Many of you have been following the progress of my third feature film OBJECTS ATTACK! from the beginning, but for those of you who are unfamiliar with this project I will recap for you:
Resistentialism is the idea that inanimate objects are conspiring to thwart human desires.
OBJECTS ATTACK! is the story of Lovey Chambers, a passionate but incompetent woman who, after undergoing hypnosis, finds herself in the midst of a resistential crisis. Not only are the objects confounding her, but her boyfriend has vanished and been replaced by an exact duplicate (who doesn't seem to recognize her.) Desperate to find love and restore order to her chaotic life, Lovey must uncover the source of the objects' anger-
-and there is a shoot-out with a psychotic cowboy preacher.
Above and below are sample scenes with unmixed sound. Above-If you listen closely, you'll notice a noisy truck in the background of the first shot and, in the 2nd scene, you'll hear cicadas that come and go depending on who is talking. Below you will hear a good deal of camera noise in some shots and not in others. The sound mix will smooth out these inconsistencies and eliminate any aural distractions.
Here's the link in case the video doesn't show below: https://vimeo.com/39836951
I am currently knee-deep in post-production right now. Collin Couvillion is making headway on the score, Federico Gonzalez is in line to mix our sound, and picture is locked.
OBJECTS ATTACK! was shot primarily in Super8 B&W reversal film. The sound was recorded separately and hand-synched. The result is a cool looking film with a fair amount of camera noise under the dialogue. The sound mix will remove imperfections in the soundscape of the film, such as camera noise, unwanted cicadas, static, uneven atmospheric sounds etc.
I am trying to raise $7000 for finishing funds. The funds will be used primarily to pay for the sound mix, but also to defray some of the costs of making a master tape and festival screeners.
This time around we are offering some light-hearted incentives to donate.
For $50 you can get a "JUMP OFF MY CLIT!" tshirt--a nice gift for women and the men who can identify with them.
If you're wondering where I got this colorful turn of phrase, I first heard it from a friend of mine who accidentally found herself in a texting battle with a scabrous 16 year old. Although I do not know this fledgling Dorothy Parker's name, cinema is forever in her debt.
Thanks for your help!
- (30 days)