Welcome to "The Shadow of the Bear" movie blog!

We are an independant young adult-run production based in the U.S. Midwest. The film has been in pre-production since summer 2008, and wrapped up filming on August 26th, 2010.

We premiered the project on June 23rd, 2011 at the St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis, MN to a delighted audience of over 100 viewers.

For details about the future of the project, click here.

Monday, June 6, 2011

In need of some audio assistance.

Mr. Freet is not a very pleasant man, is he? (Our actor, Greg Bunce, on the other hand, is awesome)

So! We are in need of some assistance! Those of you who are forum members have probably already read Regina's message, but I will repost it here:

As you probably all know, Elizabeth has been struggling with illness for these past few weeks and that has been VERY frustrating for her particularly as it's inhibited her ability to finish the movie.

The GOOD NEWS is that, thanks to the support of her family and friends, the Shadow of the Bear movie premiere will still happen!

The BAD News is that it probably will not be 100% perfect, although Elizabeth is going to do her darndest to get it to be at least 95% perfect. There's always time to perfect it for the DVD release.

So please pray for Elizabeth in these coming weeks before the movie premiere. As I told Elizabeth tonight, "If God asks you to do something and He really doesn't want you to screw something up, He tends to make sure you're as weak as possible when you do it. Because that way, He can be strong through you."

So all I can think is, God must have big plans for this movie! Please pray!
~Regina Doman

My co-producer and I are working as hard as we can to get the movie in the best possible shape before the premiere. I spent nearly every free moment in the last week and a half doing nothing but editing. Yesterday I probably put in a good eight hours. I will be continuing to work right up until Tuesday night --- but Wednesday I am due to leave town for five days to be in the wedding of my very oldest friend.

The picture itself should be in pretty good shape by then. My co-producer, Josh, is working on getting all of the ADR done. We've got one composer signed on and are trying to secure a second so that we can get as much music as possible done before the premiere.

However, I have just been informed that the level of audio work that needs to be done is so great that my co-producer cannot complete it in time for the premiere. I might be able to do some, but since I'm severely hard of hearing it's not a very practical or optimistic situation.

Therefore we would like to see if any of the fans have the experience, software and time to help us get the SOTB audio into good shape. You should be able get a good idea of what we need from the clips I've posted. And while we can't promise any monetary compensation, you WILL get to see the entire film quite early. :)

If you are interested, please send me an e-mail at theshadowofthebear [at] ymail [dot] com ASAP!

While Audio is our biggest concern, we could also use assistance with color correction, if that interests anyone.

1 comment:

Gwen said...

When making a movie for a movie-making class, everyone's audio was so terrible, that at the premier we had somebody "man the speakers" and adjust the volume as we went!! I can totally sympathize...