LONDON — Online Post Production (www.onlinepp.co.uk) recently joined forces with Aristos Films to create Siren Song, a new dark comedy horror feature that incorporates a feminist twist. Still tormented by his wife’s murder in a top-end restaurant, food writer Dan is lured to an island by a mysterious woman. He soon finds out that she has different ideas about what’s on the menu.
Siren Song marks the launch of Online Post Production’s expanding feature film post unit. The feature was shot in Britain with an international crew that included director Benedict Mart, DP Tobias Marshall and editor Tom Kemplen. Online Post Production handled full video post and deliverables in March. The feature is scheduled for release this November.
“Providing all video post services really helped us streamline the workflow for handling rushes for the edit and beyond,” explains Tom Woodall, facility manager. “We were quickly able to turn around transcoding, syncing and organizing to ensure the offline could start as soon as possible.”
According to Woodall, the studio used two identical Avid Media Composer suites accessing media locally for the offline edit. Both the editor and assistant were able to share media via Dropbox. VFX were created using Adobe After Effects and The Foundry’s Nuke 7. Some of the effects involved detailed composited and retimes. The Foundry’s Heiro was used for VFX management. Assimilate Scratch was used for the conform, and Avid Symphony Nitris helped in delivering the online. Scratch and Da Vinci Resolve were both used for grading.
Delivery media included HDCAM-SR, HDCAM and Digi Beta tapes, authored DVDs and Web encodes.