Composer and 2011-2012 Sundance Institute / Time Warner Fellow Ronit Kirchman will be performing a live remix set of her score for THE SKIN I’M IN as part of the Sundance FIlm Festival next week. A must-see/hear for anyone headed to Park City! Monday, January 23, 2012 8:00pm until 11:00pm Sundance Music Café at Stanfield Fine Arts 751 Main Street, Park City, UT This evening funded in part by the Sundance Institute / Time Warner Fellowship. http://www.facebook.com/events/251446768260801
I’m pleased to report that just before the holidays, we completed the final sound mix for THE SKIN I’M IN! Sound designer Scott Johnson, composer Ronit Kirchman, executive producer Lee Biolos, and I had the pleasure of collaborating with amazing rerecording engineer Wade Chamberlain on the Rick Chace Theatre stage at Chace Audio.
Scott worked so hard on the sound design to get it to this day, and Ronit’s music sounds incredible in the mix. Also amazing to finally see Zulu and Rande Cook on the big screen!
I hope to report the film’s premiere venue in a forthcoming update. For now, a very happy New Year to all and here are some photos from the big day.
The final sound mix for THE SKIN I’M IN begins at Chace Audio with (l to r) composer Ronit Kirchman, rerecording engineer Wade Chamberlain, and sound designer Scott Johnson
Broderick Fox on the big screen at the final sound mix of THE SKIN I’M IN
Director Broderick Fox at the final mix session for THE SKIN I’M IN, along with sound designer Scott Johnson.
Rerecording engineer Wade Chamberlain, composer Ronit Kirchman, sound designer Scott Johnson, and executive producer Lee Biolos at the final mix session for THE SKIN I’M IN
A shot from our final sound mix: Rande Cook’s “Elements Within I-IV” serigraph series on the big screen in THE SKIN I’M IN
A shot from our final sound mix: Brody meets tattoo artist Zulu for the first time in THE SKIN I’M IN
We’re deep into color correction with the amazing Sean Stack at Alphadogs, and the film is looking incredible.
Director Broderick Fox and Dina Brown during a color correction session at Alphadogs in Burbank, CA.
Color correction editor Sean Stack, at Alphadogs
Our scoring session in Salt Lake City was incredible.
Supported by a grant from the Sundance Institute Film Music Program with additional support from the Sundance Institute/Time Warner Foundation, Inc. Fellowship Program, we recorded over 40 minutes of original score by composer Ronit Kirchman.
The scoring session took place over the course of two days at Michael Greene’s Rotosonic Sound, a magical space with incredible acoustics and a great atmosphere.
Special thanks to music contractor Ted Hinckley and the 30+ musicians that shared their talents on the soundtrack.
If composing the score and playing a number of instruments herself wasn’t enough Ronit also conducted the scoring session. Sound designer and music editor Scott Johnson kept us on track for an incredibly tight two days of recording, after which he and Ronit launched directly into four days of music editing and mixing with the amazing Mike Roskelley.
After six years of working on this project as a largely solo endeavor, it was wild to have so many people come together to record the music. Ronit’s work adds such a powerful dimension to the film; I can’t wait to share it with all of you.
Until then, here are some images from our two-day session.
Outside Michael Greene’s Rotosonic Sound in Salt Lake City
Sound designer/music editor Scott Johnson, music contractor Ted Hinckley, and composer Ronit Kirchman at Rotosonic Sound in Salt Lake City, UT
Orchestration copies for 44 minutes of original score by Ronit Kirchman
Composer Ronit Kirchman sequences the day with music contractor Ted Hinckley
Director Broderick Fox addresses musicians at the scoring session for THE SKIN I’M IN
Owner and operator Michael Greene mans the board at Rotosonic Sound
Composer Ronit Kirchman address the musicians of Salt Lake
A cue from THE SKIN I’M IN, music by Ronit Kirchman
Musicians at the music scoring session for THE SKIN I’M IN
Ronit Kirchman conducts the opening music cue of THE SKIN I’M IN
Composer Ronit Kirchman conducts a cue at the music recordng session for THE SKIN I’M IN
Broderick Fox was one of 13 California artists awarded a 2011 Artistic Innovation Grant form the Center for Cultural Innovation for his documentary THE SKIN I’M IN. Read the flu CCI press release here.
A great writeup from Occidental College on the award can be found here: http://www.oxy.edu/news/professor-receives-artistic-innovation-grant
“One of the challenges of making autobiographical work is that I’ve been laboring in isolation on this project for close to six years now,” Fox says. “Of course you have to believe in your work and believe what you’re trying to do is innovative in order to find the energy to continue pushing forward. But having The Skin I’m In be awarded a grant for artistic innovation by a selection committee comprised of other artists is a very special sort of affirmation.”