White Tiger Legend Test Screens in San Francisco
UAP attended the test screening of White Tiger Legend at Viz Cinema in Japantown, San Francisco today. The feature-length animated martial arts film seeks to shed light on long-held secrets of Kung-Fu. To add incredible realism and precise lip-sync to the animated characters, all the dialogue was recorded with facial capture technology. But, “it also introduced a lot of electronic noise to the recordings,” explains Karol. “I used a great deal of noise reduction and processing to create natural sounding dialogue. In the end, I am very proud of the result.”
Because this is an animation, the only thing that was recorded were voices. Backgrounds, crowds, hard effects, and fight scenes all needed to be edited in order to create a seamless soundtrack. One portion that received particular attention was the Foley. For this temp mix, Steve performed much of the Foley utilizing Structure, Avid’s sample-based virtual instrument. ”At this stage of production, utilizing the sampler allowed me to still ‘perform’ Foley without the need of a costly stage. In animation, Foley is key to adding weight, dimension, life, and believability to the characters. We certainly didn’t want to neglect it in the temp FX build. But there’s a possibility that at this stage animation could still change. This way we save a little now, and have flexibility moving forward.” says Steve. “The White Tiger Legend” is slated for a 2013 release. Seek the source!