The world of Woodwind by Screen Africa

The continent’s leading film industry magazine Screen Africa wrote a double-page feature on the movie Woodwind. Screen Africa’s feature focused on the technical side of making the film. They mostly wrote about the equipment used in the camera, sound and editing departments; and then interviewed director Fin Manjoo about the reasons for these selections to meet…

Woodwind: A perspective on the final cut

Fin Pictures’ Marcel Duvenage finished the sound mixing of their upcoming feature film, Woodwind on Monday night. We spoke to editor Josef Kahn (and director Fin Manjoo) who gave us as deep an analysis of the final cut that he’s allowed to reveal. Josef, your overall view of the edit? Kahn: “It works! For the last 90…

Grading has begun on Woodwind

After a week of dealing and sitting with the German customs in Leipzig, the film Woodwind is finally in Munich. This is where the grading is taking place by Patrick Plischke of Besserdrei Studios. Plischke has collaborated with Woodwind director of photography Nicolas Joray before, another perfectionist. So, the grading will bring out the best from the cinematography. At the…

Visual edit and running time finalized

Fin Pictures advanced the fine cut of Woodwind, perfecting the transitions and completing the visual edit on Friday night. The running time is finalized at 131 minutes, not counting the credits yet. Woodwind director Fin Manjoo talks about the last visual cut. “Over the last two months we’ve gradually trimmed the film close to the…

Woodwind trailer dates revealed

Eager followers were hoping to snatch a motion picture glimpse of Woodwind soon, with word that a rough version of the teaser was in the hands of director Fin Manjoo. Though, Fin Pictures has revealed the period for the very first teaser trailer. The complete cinematic copy for Woodwind was always targeting a September 2017 release…

Woodwind’s fine cut running time revealed

Fin Pictures has revealed a more precise running time of Woodwind (2017). After the first cut and fine cut, the feature film now stands at 150 minutes in length. Woodwind is now in the sound editing phase, and the run time could be slightly altered in the final cut when effected by transitions, additional rhythmic movements…

First visual edit done: Woodwind surpasses initial estimation

Fin Pictures has completed the very first visual edit of the film, Woodwind (2017). At the start of editing, Woodwind was estimated to reach about 140 minutes in length. The running time has now gone on to total 165 minutes but this is not the final cut yet. Director Fin Manjoo believes it’s testament to the outstanding quality of principal…

Fin Pictures has started editing

After many days of logging five terabytes of visuals, sound and music, we’ve started the editing of Woodwind (2017), gradually leading up to the first cut of the much anticipated film on mythic composer, Bonifaz’s journey to India. Director Fin Manjoo had intended to take a three week break after wrapping up principal photography, but has found…