Washington, DC (November 30, 2004)–With the 11th hour fast approaching, Hunt Valley, MD-based Renegade Productions turned to Interface Media Group in Washington, DC for the finishing on their independent feature, In The Face Of Evil: Reagan’s War in Word and Deed. Interface completed the archival transfers, tape-to-tape daVinci color correction and sound design and mixing for the film and theatrical trailers.
Senior audio designer Grahame Davies began working on the sound design for the film, equalizing the dialog and adding hundreds of sound effects in his Digidesign Pro Tools mixing suite. “The talking head interviews needed only some technical clean-up but the remainder of the documentary is archival footage, much of which had no audio at all. I had to fire up my imagination and design sound at the drop of a hat,” said Davies.
“The old Hollywood footage was also interesting and a lot of it was slow motion which required more impressionistic sound design rather than literally matching a gun shot with a gun shot. But it was the time constraints that provided the greatest challenge. The reels came from [Renegade] to us and then shipped out to L.A. and the turnaround time, from the moment they walked in the door to the time they left, was just three weeks.”
Jason Bloom, Renegade’s online/offline editor, commented, “Grahame was able to create, in not a whole lot of time, a very convincing audio representation of what you are seeing on the screen. In the segment on the attempted assassination of Reagan we only had :01 of actual sound and he created the additional sounds, mixing them with the original second we had–we are talking about his doing this in a ridiculously short amount of time. He did a fantastic job.”
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