While many were taking a complete break over Christmas, I was getting ready for the next phase of getting my short film ‘The Morning After’ ready – the trailer.
I was in the UK, and did have a big Chrissie roast on the day…but the next day was striking out for the wilds of Basildon, Essex, to go meet an editor to work his magic on a trailer for the film. The editor was Aaron Shrimpton, of New Waverley Studios, and he’s done work for the Guardian, Chanel, Fat Boy Slim and Madness, as well as docos and shorts.
We didn’t want to tell the whole story as such, but give a suspenseful feel so audiences would know the tone and genre of the film, as well as showcasing some of the most beautiful images. We used two different pieces of music, one quite uplifting to complement the love story aspects of the film, while maintaining that Khmer feel, and the other broody and suspenseful to kick off the mystery aspect. The former is “Mondulkiri” from the Cambodian Space Project; the latter “Wild Cambodian Jungle Girl Found” by Ricky Rabbit (from Free Music Archive).
And so, the next step is to get the whole short film edited, colour graded, sound-mixed etc, ready for film festival entries.
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