Wickham says, “It’s going to be such a momentous, unforgettable night for all those involved, I want it captured by someone I could trust to get it right. I was very impressed by Nick’s enthusiasm and work ethic on a trailer I directed back in January and he worked on GruesomeThreesome as well. So it was natural to call on him.
Nick has handpicked his team and I told him to not only shot HD video footage, but take still photos, conduct interviews cast & crew, talk to audience members before and after Devil’s Five World Premiere and the Q&A Session with filmmakers that follows the movie’s showing. Plus they can even record the celebratory fun of the After Party at Runyons.
Check out the Trailer for the suspense burner Stash, which is one of the five segments from the feature film Devil’s Five. The Trailer was Edited by Jason Paluck, Sound Design Thomas Jackson and Music Composed by Geoff Tyson. Stash was Produced & Directed by Terry R. Wickham. Stars Almog Pail, Jonathan Weirich, Richard Kern, Jesse Ray Sheps and Tina Surabian. Director of Photography Edwin M. Figueroa.
The biggest problem with my movie STASH was the sound or should I say lack of. Only half the shooting days had sound recorded and what was recorded wasn’t usable. So basically I had a movie that didn’t have a voice.
Sound Designer Thomas Jackson is rectifying that problem big-time. Being a military veteran like myself, the audio whiz is attacking the problem and the results so far are turning a negative into a positive. Thomas dove into supplying the film with all sorts of sound effects and Foley work, which I got to view today for the first time. This may sound simple and something a movie gets automatically, but that is not the case.
Thomas is matching what’s happening on the screen and then going beyond into a creative realm to add little touches of creepiness to increase the suspense and give the movie life and texture.
I can’t divulge all the secrets of what he’s putting in the sound mix (some are even at a subliminal level) but I will say there is a lot he’s doing to make the movie come to life. For example, there are things we couldn’t pull off through physical production from lack of time or money, that are being accomplished through his sound work.
Today Saturday February 20, 2016 we began ADR Sessions with actor Jonathan Weirich, who plays “Minister Malcolm” @ School of Audio Engineering in New York City. Seeing the movie play with his voice recorded professionally, is getting all of us excited about how it’s improving the STASH by leaps and bounds.
Next Saturday February 27th, we have a full ADR Session with lead actress Almog Pail, which undoubtedly push STASH’s quality even higher.
I can’t thank my actors’ enough for their commitment to the film and Thomas dedicated, unwavering approach. I’m damn lucky to have such talented passionate people working with me and everyone is going to benefit from their effort once you see the movie.