I haven’t been posting a lot about 16 Heads and Counting recently because we’re in a very boring phase of post-production: the tweaking.
We’re currently on our third cut and getting closer to a locked picture, whatever the hell that means. We’ve got some pickup scenes to shoot in the next few weeks and I’m sure I’ll be posting about those because they’ll actually be fun and interesting, but other than that, the biggest thing we have to do is ADR, or Automatic Dialogue Replacement (or Additional Dialogue Recording, depending on who you ask). Don’t let the name fool you: ADR is not automatic, and also not very pleasant. It involves bringing most of our actors into our cramped “studio” (ha!) to re-record all the audio that didn’t record properly on-set. In our case, this amounts to about half the movie, possibly more. Anyway, we got all of Andy’s ADR done on Monday and we’ve got much more to do.
To stave off the madness that comes from having actors (horrible people, really) come into your house and repeat the same lines over and over and over and over and over until they die (or get a good take, whichever comes first), I cut together a *NEW TRAILER!*
Our old trailer was perfectly serviceable, but nothing special. We needed something with a little oomph. A little jazz. A little blood. So here it is, featuring music by Officer Roseland:
You can watch better-quality, higher-resolution versions on the 16 Heads and Counting web site.
That final scene with the two guys arguing is from a pick-up we shot in Minneapolis, partly to get it out of the way and partly because we wanted to put a couple awesome actors in the movie. You may recognize Parker on the left, and on the right is Landyn Banx. I worked with him a lot for class assignments this semester, and I’ll be showing off a few other things starring him in short order. Also appearing in that scene (although not in the trailer) is Steve Shmalz, who I just realized last night bears a striking resemblance to Kevin Spacey.
ALSO: Ethan is a finalist in the Screenwriters’ Challenge, which means he goes on to write another script for the next round! Anyone who hasn’t already should most certainly go bask in the warm glow that is his entry for the first round: Gary Gets Burned.