Late in the evening on June 30, 2016, the movie SYNC was entered into the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) just before the deadline.
“We worked non-stop on the movie in Post Production coming straight out of Production in mid-June” Craig Thiessen, Director of SYNC said.
“Post Production for the movie was only 2 weeks which didn’t leave us much time to do all the editing, sound design, visual FX work, color correction and grading and other finishing work. We had all hands on deck to help and everyone really pitched in to help–especially Dennis Ullund, Jr. and Derek VanAlthuis. We were really crunched for time, but we finished the best we could by the festival deadline.”
“Now we can take some time off while we wait to see if the film is accepted into the festival. The odds are really against us since festival entries are more than double what they were last year. Plus, our production budget was essentially no budget and we are going up against established professional studios in the NYC area. This project was initially done as my high school thesis project, so the addition of entering it into the festival is a bonus.”
We are pleased to announce that principal photography for SYNC is now complete. Now we roll right into Post Production editing, sound design, color correction and grading, and VHX work.
“There’s no rest for the weary” Craig Thiessen, Director of SYNC said.
“We have a lot of work ahead of us in Post Production and not a lot of time to complete it in if we are going to make the NYTVF submission deadline. I also have to hand in the final film to my teacher for my high school thesis project. I decided to kill 2 birds with 1 stone by submitting the film for both.”
The production team works on the only scene shot in Pennsylvania. The rest of production was all completed in Sussex County, New Jersey.
“The cliff dive scene is one of the more dangerous scenes we had to shoot. We had to find a spot where it was not only safe, but where it was permitted to do so” said Craig Thiessen, Director of SYNC.
“Everything went well and we were able to shoot the lead up and following scenes in the water as well. We are about two thirds of the way through production and still have the remaining scenes to complete back in New Jersey. We are looking forward to completing the rest of production and getting the last scenes in the can.”