In the next two weeks I have a feature film, a feature documentary and two TV series being released.
Bad Girl is a feature film that was shot in Perth. After being edited in Sydney by Simon Njoo, the rest of the post production was done in Perth, with Sandbox creating the visual effects and grading the pictures and Curtin Productions doing the sound.
One of the big challenges on the film was the music. We were fortunate to have Warren Ellis, of Bad Seeds fame, as composer. Rather than compose to the picture cut, he created themes that the director, Fin Edquist, and I would then manipulate, remixing the stems and editing the music around to fit the picture. It was a fun challenge, and in meeting it I relied heavily on my many years of experience as a music engineer.
I was the dialogue editor as well as the mixer for the film. A lot of the action took place in a family house—a big open-plan living area with all hard surfaces and glass down one side—so it was very reverberant. I removed most of the location sound, except the dialogue, and replaced all the moves with foley to try and control the scenes. The foley was done by John Simpson from Feet’n’Frames.
Bad Girl is showing now at the Luna Leederville.
More news soon on the feature documentary Whiteley.