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**Sound On** 

This is a montage of wardrobe, HMU, exposure, gimbal, and lighting tests for a film I shot in 2021 called Riceboy Sleeps. 

@anthonyshim, the writer/director, shared a song with me in prep called Arirang, one of the most famous Korean songs. It’s hundreds of years old, and encapsulates many of the feelings and themes we were going for. This version was made by our composer @holyhum. It’s a moving piece of music. 

After we shot the tests, I cut together the song over the images. I’ll make a short mood edit before a film as a reminder to myself of what we’re trying to accomplish - the feeling we’re trying to create. The process of making a feature film is long, chaotic and always evolving. I’ve found myself in the past losing focus of my original intentions. I watched this regularly through out principle photography. 

I find music is the most valuable source of inspiration. I’ll make a playlist for every film and use it as a daily soundtrack. Coming back to them years later, it’s like finding an old mp3 player. It transports me to the thoughts and feelings of that time. Watching this today, I’m brought back to the hot summer in Vancouver in 2021. I’m sad those times have passed, but grateful to have experienced them. 

We shot on 500T 7219 on an Arri 416 with Zeiss Ultra 16 lenses, and over exposed by 1/2 to 1 full stop. A more technical deep dive into Riceboy Sleeps is available in the Spring 2023 issue of Canadian Cinematographer Magazine, available online at the CSC website. 

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