Sound is a very important part of The Raven On The Jetty, hence the importance of having the sonic artist, Amanda Belantara, as our sound recordist. During shooting, not only did Amanda record any dialogue and direct action sounds, she also took the opportunity to record an array of ambient sounds with a number of unusual microphones. These recordings will be used to build subtle and evocative soundscape for the film.
Even actors got used to the fact that they often would have to do extra takes just for the sound and an awareness of the role of sound became natural.
In the following Vlog 17, there is further documentation of the process of shooting The Raven On The Jetty, including footage of sound being recorded and some of the actors reflections on how the shoot was progressing.
One of the final days of shooting involved spending a day shooting on Morecambe peer. Set against the flat mud banks of low tide, we were able to shoot an intimate scene between our main character, Tom (Connor O’Hara), and his mother (Helen Teasdale). Vlog 18 gives a brief glimpse into the shooting on that day.
More to come…