Sound designer and mixer Henning Knoepfel talks about creating and balancing the soundtrack for the pilot.
On Friday, Carl and I went to MFX in north Soho to approve the online which the company has kindly been doing for us here and there over the last few weeks. This was no mean feat, pulling together film footage that had been scanned in three different batches, plus effects shots from five different artists, and the introductory artwork sequence. The logistics of getting the material to MFX in the first place, from all the disparate sources, were challenging in the themselves.
But now it’s all come together, and we were able to watch the completed, full resolution edit. It looks great, but there are still a couple of FX tweaks required before we can move onto the grade. Since the company we hoped to be grading with have had to pull out due to other commitments, unfortunately we’re not going to have a 35mm print in time for Cannes (now just three weeks away). Instead it will be DVDs for now, with a print to follow in the summer.