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The assignment was to create a thirty second animation in ultra high resolution with Dolby 7.1 audio, which contained all the elements that made earlier works of both gentleman such an amazing audio visual experience. To make things even more exciting, the deadline was set to one month, which is quite a short timespan for a project of this magnitude.
Uwe started working out the original wire frame animatic while at the same time Gerrit commenced recording the material necessary for completing a sound library fitting the objects on the screen. This way of working creates a lot of pressure, but is also very intuitive and leaves a lot of room for creativity if both parties are well adjusted to one another. Which of course was the case.
After four weeks of hard work and regular conferences with THX to exchange thoughts and receive feedback, the project was completed to full satisfaction on the client side. In order to get the audio up to par for 7.1 playback, Gerrit paid famous dutch sound designer and mixing engineer Herman Pieete a visit at Cinemeta in Amsterdam. Herman completely took the stereo mix apart and put her pack together in Dolby’s 7.1 format.