Monthly Archives: June 2011

Lessons in Sound – Lesson 2: Havin Fun (On Set)

This second lesson is a little less about sound and a lot more about constructive attitudes on the set of a film. A long day on set can really test everyone’s patience and thus it is very important to take time to let off some steam and have fun. No matter how tight your schedule […]

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Socrates: The Facebook Page!!

Just in case anyone doesn’t know, we have a Facebook page!!!! Just type “how socrates bought the farm” in the search bar and be amazed 🙂

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The Very First Socrates Poster (Not the Official one)

This is more of a teaser poster. The actual poster should appear on here in the next couple of days! Keep checking the Twitter-feed and the Facebook pages for updates!

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Art Dec and Character Development

Shooting ended a while ago, but I’m still mulling over my experiences working on an actual film crew. Being in control of what the set looked like really went beyond what I expected. It helped develop the character’s personality into something more concrete. I never considered how connected a personal space (such as a room) […]

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Publicity and Post-Production

Tyson Laidler June 18, 2011 Now all that needs to be completed is editing. After using the slate as part of 2nd AC during the kitchen scenes, I’ll be doing the job of Sound Editor once the final cut is complete. During last class we saw the rough cut of the film and pitched in […]

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Lessons in Sound – Lesson 1: Critical Distance

One of the most important concepts for recording sound is the idea of ‘Critical Distance’. Wikipedia defines ‘Critical Distance‘ as: “the distance at which the sound pressure level of the direct and the reverberant sound fields are equal when dealing with a directional source.” What this essentially means is at the threshold of ‘Critical Distance’ […]

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It’s seems like everything is coming together…

But maybe thats just what I think. In today’s meeting aka. class, we got to see a rough edit of the film! I was shocked as to how good it looked for just being rough. I never really understood what it took to edit a movie and now I finally know. The amount of ways […]

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Food Inc.

Final day of production was a doozy! It’s now a week later, and some of us are still recovering! I got to set earlier than the day before with the goal of getting all the french toast ready in advance of anyone showing up so that I might be able to sit down and enjoy […]

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  How Socrates Bought the Farm was shot with a RED camera. This was the same camera that was used to shoot such films as: The Social Network, The Amazing Spider-man, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and District 9.

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Hi there! Just got home from meeting up with a local composer in Victoria. Was a pretty interesting experience seeing how easily music can be made on a computer. I would just throw out some ideas of what type of music might fit with the film and he would just crank out songs; he’s like a human […]

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