It has been a bit of a slow week, but I finally have something to post. Trailer 1 for ‘Rings’ has been uploaded and is available at the Rings (2016) page. Rings is a sequel to the 2002 horror film ‘The Ring’. I normally do not like horror films as I tend to find them to be lame, but I did find the 2002 ‘The Ring’ to be properly good. My wife on the other hand, loves horror movies but can not watch them. I will show her this trailer later tonight and she will tell me never to show it to her again.
I have had a lot of people ask about where these trailers come from. I get some of them from others who have access to the source. Some of them I mix from HD masters that I have access to being a publicity site. For ‘Rings’ I mixed it from a source that had individual tracks for narration, dialogue, music, and sound effects tracks. To give those who are interested a sense of what goes into the process, the .mkv file for Rings Trailer 1 has an additional 8 tracks that demonstrate the progression of the mix. Pass 1 has just the sound effects in the surround channels and it evolves to Pass 8 which is the version before the final mix on the file.
Tonight, you may be able to catch the theatrical screening of Rogue One Trailer 2 in 4K. It was released to theaters this week in 4K and is likely to be screened with ‘The Mechanic: Resurrection’. It is odd though as The Mechanic is only being released in 2K so I am not sure if the Rogue One trailer will actually be screened in 4K. But if you want to see it in the theater, your best bet is ‘The Mechanic: Resurrection’
I planned on adding ‘Arrival’ to the site last week. Unfortunately, I am not happy with the result of what I have available. I do have individual music and effects tracks to work with, but the dialogue is only available as part of the stereo mix. I find the dialogue to be unintelligible, especially Forrest Whitaker, who seems to be very muffled. With that in mind I have decided to hold off on posting until I have something better to post.