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“The Devil’s Five” Editor Kris Ramsey agrees to Cut Double Vision

Filmmaker Terry R. Wickham is way beyond happy that “The Devil’s Five” Editor Kris Ramsey has agreed to Edit his upcoming love story-suspense thriller Double Vision.

Editor Kris Ramsey created the blazing, smoking Opening Credits for Devil’s Five feature film. Copyright 2017 Mantaray Pictures LLC/Cool Creative LLC / HERMANOfilms  All rights reserved.

Wickham says, ” Kris did such a phenomenal job of cutting “The Devil’s Five”, which included not only traditional editing, but he personally did all the special visual effects in the Wraparound segment, color correcting and animated artistic Opening Credits. Kris also was responsible for taking all five separate segments (“The Devil’s Five”, “Abandoned”, “Don’t Say These Words”, “Choke” and “Stash”) threading them together as one complete feature film and generated all End Credits as well.

There is a definite cohesiveness he brought to the movie that my Devil’s Five partners and I will be forever grateful for.
The opening scene in “The Devil’s Five” features all sorts of visual effects you may not even notice Ramsey added to make the powerhouse beginning. Copyright  2017 Mantaray Pictures LLC
Kris is just so highly skilled in every aspect of editing that he brings a wealth of technique and expert talent that heightens the films in every way.
Screengrab from “The Devil’s Five” has “Ansel Schneider” (Ralf Scheepers) being interrogated by Detective Armitage (Kevin Cusick) . Copyright 2015 Mantaray Pictures LLC
What I really admire about Kris’s approach is not only does he do his best to fulfill my vision, but is not afraid to challenge things or look at scenes/moments at a slightly different angle to make it even better.
Kris Ramsey augmented the colorful police car lighting in this dolly shot moving in on “Ansel Scheider” (Ralf Scheepers) in “The Devil’s Five.” Copyright 2015 Mantaray Pictures LLC
Look at how he edited the ambulance arriving scene in “The Devil’s Five.”  The original footage run around 5 to 6 minutes.  He creatively cut it down to probably around 1 minute using an amazing-stylish time shaving way.  Or the flashing red/blue light effects he added from two police cars in the first scene.  Also his addition of the shot of the full moon shot transitioning  to the police station.  How about the cool insert flashbacks glimpses to the first scene in the hallway when Detective Armitage (Kevin Cusick) is speaking to Detective Hannigan (Sarah Haruko) about what happened.  I honestly loved how he heightened those moments and everyone one of those ideas/additions were all Kris.
Ramsey’s editing prowess is on full display in this intense Screengrab from “The Devil’s FIve.”  “The Woman” (Diana Noris) sits up suddenly to “Nurse Davenport” (Lauren Dougherty) and “Dr Goode’s” (Richard Kern) dismay. Copyright 2015 Mantaray Pictures LLC
Some people wouldn’t have the wherewithal, courage or maybe even talent and foresight to do that, but Kris definitely wants the best for the film and that’s what really matters.
“Minka” (Tyler Kipp), “Myra” (Rachel Scarr) and “Deena”  (Chanise Renae ) scream for their lives in “The Devil’s Five.”  Screengrab from “The Devil’s FIve.” Copyright 2015 Mantaray Pictures LLC
I’m really super thrilled that my first choices for my behind-the-scenes collaborators are the people I wanted for this film. Kris joins already announced Cinematographer Adrian Popescu, Poster Artist David Helpling and Music Composer Houssem Turki as four of the five I targeted for my most important production staff.
In this screengrab, “Chelsea” (Sarah Greenspan) and “Deena” (Chanise Renae) scream in horror as all hell is breaks loose in “The Devil’s FIve”. Copyright 2015 Mantaray Pictures LLC
There’s a certain synergy of working with the same production personnel who are great at what they do  I recognize that as being vital to the success of John Carpenter’s early career.  I saw the same thing with late George A. Romero, when he worked with his Pittsburgh crew.
In this screengrab from “The Devil’s Five”, “Babs” (Nadie Lahaie) and “Francine” (Elia Coutte) facial expressions are similiar to how thrilled filmmaker Terry Wickham feels Kris Ramsey is joining his production team for his upcoming suspense-thriller Double Vision. Copyright 2015 Mantaray Pictures LLC
I’m hoping that these talented folks (and a few others  such as Bryan Lopes, Jason Paluck, Giorgio Savona to name a few) will be part of a select roster of people who I will continue to work with again and again going forward.”
Expect to see an announcement for Wickham’s choice for who will be the Sound Designer real soon .  The Sound Designer he wanted for Double Vision just accepted the role Saturday January 13th.  Double Vision‘s outlook is looking better and better each day.

The Devil’s Five segment is completed!

On Saturday July 1st 2017, ““The Devil’s Five”” (TDF) segment reached completion.  TDF is the first of five segments that make up the feature film Devil’s Five to be finished.

Writer-Director Terry R. Wickham directs “The Devil’s Five” on the airport runway in Calverton, New York

This is probably only fitting since “The Devil’s Five” (aka The Wraparound) is the crucial segment that sets up the entire feature film’s premise and threads five distinct episodes together.  Written and Directed by Terry R. Wickham, “The Devil’s Five” delivers action-packed horror that would best be described as a cross between The Terminator and Exorcist.

Actor Ralf Scheepers is nothing short of a powerhouse as “Ansell Schneider” in “The Devil’s Five”

Wickham says, “Since we are working on a limited budget that’s way below what we truly needed, it necessitated being patient and let all the good folks working on the movie do what needed to be done.  This meant that they could work on the film, whenever their schedules would allow them to do the work.

Special Effects Make-Up Artist Church Haley and Assistant Special Make-Up Effects Artist Beatrice Sniper prepare a nasty morsel for “The Devil’s Five”

But I’ve got to be honest.  As painful as it was waiting, I believe it actually benefits the movie because we had lots of time to make changes and adjustments to make the film the best it could be.

Editor Kris Ramsey

I feel a huge debt of gratitude to Editor Kris Ramsey for putting TDF together.  Kris spent countless hours cutting, adjusting, color-correcting, creating visual effects, add-subtitles and even adding audio effects after the sound designer finished.  He is absolutely a partner in helping tell our story and he did some cool creative editorial things totally on his own that immensely add to the cinematic experience.  Kris is insanely skilled, intelligent editor with a superb understanding of editing.

Kris also created the entire Devil’s Five End Credits (which he actually finished a week before), which was no small feat when considering all the credits needed for the five movies that each had their own individual music, character fonts, photos and stylistic layouts.  This was challenging to say the least and Kris nailed it.

Stunt Coordinator Matt Solazzo shows Diana Noris how to rip out “Captain Friedkin’s” (David Denowitz) throat

As far as ““The Devil’s Five””, including all cast & crew, 60 People worked on TDF, which is a massive accomplishment for such an ambitious 22-minute low-budget film like ours.”

The Devil’s Five segment (a.k.a “The Wraparound) Nears Completion

The Devil’s Five (wraparound) segment for the upcoming feature film Devil’s Five is just about complete. Writer/Director Terry R. Wickham says, “I gotta say I’m really proud of the exceptional work Editor Kris Ramsey and Sound Designer Juan Pablo Moreu have added. They have both really contributed to the serious suspenseful mood of the film and I can’t thank them enough for all that they’ve done. Not much longer now.”