Originally Posted by FilmMixer
We had to cancel the demo.. long story, but Rob did get to spend some time with us, and it was great seeing him... if he wants, he can tell you all about it
Wow, talk about great timing!
First and most importantly: thank you very much Marc
for inviting me in to the studio to get a true insider's look at what happens in the sound studio! Needless to say, I found it absolutely fascinating....even more so than I had imagined.
Guys, Marc didn't tell me a thing about what to expect in terms of who would/might be there. As I wandered around the lot, finding the right studio, I walk through the doors where I am met by several people. I inform them that I was looking for "Marc". I was told to proceed through some more doors, and that he was "expecting me". As I got closer to the other doors, I notice a person who looks very
familiar. I smiled as I walked past, and he said a very friendly "hello".
"Was that Rob Reiner" I thought to myself? Yes, it was. He was there to go over the sound mix with Marc and others at Todd AO studio for a new film that he is finishing with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.
Watching the process of movie making unfold before me was very exciting as a true movie fan. I told Marc the most fascinating thing was watching/listening to the way Rob Reiner would communicate what he wanted from the sound in terms of how he wanted to tell the story, and the way Marc and crew would react. A true team effort. I thought Reiner did a very good job in communicating what he was looking for....something I would think would be required to be a successful director, which Reiner obviously is!
He was very friendly, down to earth, and fun. Even asked about my family/kids.
It really is amazing how many layers of sound there are in these scenes. We watched a scene that takes place in an airplane, and the way the various sound effects can be taken away, added, or changed was very impressive. Even more impressive when you consider how fast
it could be done!
Marc clearly works hard long hours.....but he still has a very cool