Sound work for LAST FRAGMENTS OF WINTER

After spending the whole night finalizing the editing of my film and preparing it for sound work, I am now in the sound studio, having just woken up from a brief nap (I didn't sleep much last night, and there isn't much for me to do now)


In the audio mixing room


Helping me with sound mixing is Mr Tetsuo Segawa, four time Japan Academy Award winner who did sounds for numerous major Japanese films, and even classics like Ashita no Joe (the anime, not the live-action feature that came out few months ago, along with AKIRA.

Yup, that seminal anime AKIRA. When I first saw the film at the age of 10, I never expected that 17 years later, I would be working with the folks behind its sound. It's a surreal feeling.

The sound effects are done by Sound Box, who had also worked on anime like COWBOY BEBOP and stuff. Well, I guess my new film isn't going to have bad sound.

Right now I'm still sitting at the corner of the room, looking all director-like, you know. But mostly to get out of the way as they do the, er, sound stuff.

Audio mixing stuff...

Guess they'll ask me for opinions if they need it...
Location:Misato,Japan