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Color correction and Audio mixing!

I’m very glad to announce that subHysteria is under it’s last step of post production: the color correction and the audio mixing.

The color correction is being done at Crew Cut, and it’s a great deal to give a more important role to colors in the final image that all of you will see on the screen, since it was such a beautiful work that Philip Armand did in the set with his crew. Now all the work can get to another level just by working the levels, and hues and all of the different parameters of the video signal.

For all of us who saw the final cut will be a great deal to watch sH without proxy in the audio like a real phone ring instead of somebody in the set doing the sound with his voice. I’m glad that we have such a great team in audio post at Zampol and at Mixology.  With the foley and the sound effects, believe me, sH will be another story and a much better one, since you’ll be able to get more involved in the hole process of being in a subway car for such a long time.

Just a little more time and sH will be a really entertaining feature that hopefully will detach you from reallity and give you something to think about EVERYTIME you use the subway system…


IT’S A… rough cut?

Yes, finally is a rough cut. Thanks to the hard work of Gustavo and Javier, the rough cut of sH was watched by the production team yesterday. Of course, there’s still work to do and there are some improves that can and will be made, but being able to see all the story feels so

While Javier and Gustavo were editing, all I could see was the scenes that they were working on. And in the meetings that we had to watch the improvements there was only separated scenes, so sit and watch the hole thing without having to imagine what would fill the gaps between scenes was one of the more fulfilling experiences in my film life.

Knowing that only a few details separate the raw footage from the final cut is so exciting. Not to tell about the possibilities of improving the experience by working on the audio. I’m so proud of the things that we accomplished with such a short budget, and of course all the hard work provided by everybody involved.

We are in full post-production mode!

Yesterday was one of those days that you really enjoy as a filmmaker, at 2 PM we had a meeting with the legendary Larry Hama writer and editor at Marvel Comics, who’s going to be our guru through the process of publishing subHysteria: the graphic novel.

At 4 PM we met with Sven Herrmann, the editor of all the promos, we had a little session about the teaser of the film, and we came up with a very nice concept. The teaser should be ready by Friday.

Sven is showing us the audio track of the teaser.

Sven is showing us the audio track of the teaser.

At 6 PM we had a meeting with the two editors of subHysteria, Javier PerezKaram & Gustavo Bernal, we saw part of the film in multicamera vision for the first time, that means we were watching the images of the three cameras in one scene in the same screen, that was fascinating.

Gust is playing the multi-cam.

Gus is playing the multi-cam.

We talked about structure, style, rhythm...


It was our first official editing meeting, so we were just getting in the same page. We will have over 200 multicam sequences, so I offer my help to edit the backstories of the characters, while Javier & Gustavo cut the subway.


Very exciting day!