"In Post-war Japan, Tsuyako, a factory worker and mother, must decided between duty and love."

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Cannes France here I come!

First of all, thanks to you John Palmer and Hanae Honna chan for designing such a beautiful post card and poster for TSUYAKO!

My days and nights are all upside down.. Now I'm off to Cannes in a few hours.
I will be showing you guys around of Cannes on video so stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Color correction and final sound FINISHED!!

It's been a quick and insane turn around with the final round of post production!
Many thanks to In A Place Post for doing amazing work, and Scott Lewis from Skywalker Sound for making TSUYAKO into a million dollar budget film! I can't wait for all to watch it!
All we have left is to transfer footage now. Then I'll off to Cannes in a few days >.<!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

After the scoring session...

I feel soooo grateful for having such a wonderful people in my life, making my dream come true each day...

After the session, I drove down to the beach for meditation and saw this beautiful sky...
Thought I would share it with you ;)

Scoring session = SUCCESS!

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to everyone who is involved in this scoring session. I felt like I was watching my dream while I roll the camera. I am so overwhelmed with happiness right now.. I am the luckiest director on this earth to have such an amazing artists and musicians for creating wonderful music for my film. Thank you to everyone.. Much love to you all.

MANY Thanks to:

Marc Chester for getting most of the musicians from Cal State University
Michael Huang - Music Editor, Recording Engineer and Mixer
Jeremy Doss for his time in bringing the music onto music sheet - Orchestrator and Music Prepaeration
Tina Tamura & Mayreni Morel - Printing all the music for us! - Music Preparation

Wonderful / Talented musicians who came out:
Joohyun Park - Pianist
Yoshika Masuda - Solo Cellist
Rachel Melis - Solo Flute
Strings - Agnieszka Borzuchowski, Sabrina Cabral, Douglass Edward, Victor Fernandez, Judy kang, Mai Kurosawa, Robert Lee, Christopher McCarthy, Corinne Olsen, Moni Semeonov, Arianna Solotoff, Jennifer Tuinenga, Margaret Wu

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Music scoring session in a few days!

First of all, I want to thank our composer Pakk Hui, for scoring such a wonderful music. I know I am not a easy one to work with, especially when it comes to the score (I'm not gonna deny). After hours and hours of working together - finding the right tone, creating a theme that carry though our story - I am very pleased how Pakk made this incredible score for Tsuyako.

Also Tina Morris and the owner of The Village Studios - After contacting dozens of recording studios in greater Los Angeles, they were kind enough to donate their biggest studio for our session!

Musicians - We've put ad on Mandy.con, contacted Music department in the Universities around Los Angeles and Orange country, finally got extremely talented musicians who are coming out for the love of music and filmmaking. We are still few short on violins, but I know someone will come through.

Coming from music back ground - and having to hear the recording session of my film is one of the best gift I have ever gotten. I have to say, this is as much as exciting as filmmaking!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Foley recording - フォ−リー録音日

Thanks to Dave Bingham, we were able to have foley session at his recording studio today. It's homemade style, but hey! as long as thesound is good, we are all good!

Dave Binghamさんのお陰で、今日,彼のスタジオでフォーリー録音をする事が出来ました:)ホームメイドスタジオでも,音さえよけりゃ問題なし!

Dave Bingham - Foley Recording Engineer

Kevin Senzaki - Our Sound Designer

Checking on the list...