SO, as you can see from the title of this blog post, I worked as the Sound Effects Editor on the new Romantic Comedy You, Me and Him for 8 weeks. The film is directed by Daisy Aitken, produced by Georgia Tennant at Bad Penny Productions and features David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), Lucy Punch (Into the Woods, Hot Fuzz), Faye Marsay (Game of Thrones, Pride), Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner), comedy legend Sally Philips (Smack The Pony, Bridget Jones' Diary), and the wonderful David Warner (Titanic, Wallander) and Gemma Jones (Bridget Jones' Diary, Sense and Sensibility).
I loved working on this film, as I was able to put in so much detail on the sound effects edit, had good communication with the foley team at Universal Sound (Simon Trundle and Phill Barrett) and then was able to work closely with the Re-recording mixers at Lipsync Post in the last two weeks to really bring everything together. I do often miss the human/personal side of my job when working from home so this was great for me. I sat with recent BAFTA Nominee Paul Cotterell as he premixed my effects, which felt truly collaborative as we would occassionally make creative decisions together and I could explain what sounds were coming from where or why etc (which was hopefully useful to him...!). I then went into the final mix with BAFTA winner Robert Farr where he brought it all together and created a great final product. He sat me down at the end of the mixing desk with my own protools system and fader pack (controlled remotely by his system of course) so I could quickly help him out tweaking the effects mix while he was tweaking the dialogues (sometimes music), which worked pretty well and was a good experience for me.
Daisy and Georgia took the film to Cannes Film Festival for some screenings with potential distributors, so watch this space! I genuinely think this is a really good film, very witty and a bit different. I can't imagine it not doing well, so I will let you know when and where you can watch it!