Duvenage – The foreign path through Woodwind

Woodwind sound designer Marcel Duvenage is one of the few members of the crew who worked on the final cut of the film. Duvenage talks about how the film is not a typical South African work, as well as the foreign culture and mythical inspiration to the story. QUESTION: You’re one of the few South…

Joray: Woodwind is pure existentialism

Woodwind’s Swiss-Italian cinematographer Nicolas Joray goes deeper on the values of the film, his craft with the camera and his experience behind the scenes in India and South Africa. Even though Joray hails from the visual department, it was the unique story of sound that pulled him into the story. “The interesting development of music…

Witness: New SA film explores the power of music

The Witness newspaper ran the following article on our film, Woodwind. They wrote about lead actor Leandro Taub, the music of soundtrack composer Stefan Fraunberger, cinematographer Nicolas Joray and included additional information about the movie. You can read it in full in the Press Reader here.

Q & A with sound mixer Marcel Duvenage

We caught up with Woodwind’s sound mixer and recordist Marcel Duvenage, who shares his insight on the most important aspect on the fiction feature, the power of sound and music. Question: Do you relate to Bonifaz’s passion for recording the sounds of nature? Marcel Duvenage: I definitely relate to that part of Bonifaz’s character, in…

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…

Fin Manjoo: Capturing the ‘unfilmable’ in Woodwind

Director Fin Manjoo writes about how the treatment of the cinematography, music and performance all combined to create one of the most magical scenes in Woodwind. About nine months before the shoot of Woodwind, I was discussing the approach to the art of the film with crew members, when I spoke to a very good Russian cinematographer…

Woodwind’s meant to be experienced in the cinema

With new technology so many viewers are watching movies on laptops, their tablets and even phones. It would be quite ironical to watch Woodwind like this, when you consider one of the themes of the story is immersing yourself in the natural world. Our surround sound supervisor and mixer Alec Mackay underlined this point in his…

Mackay: Bonifaz has shared a new perspective on music and sound

We spoke to Woodwind’s sound supervisor and surround sound mixer, Alec Mackay about the film. The sound design and mixing was completed by Marcel Duvenage, before Mackay worked on the Dolby Surround Sound. Here follows Mackay’s input and feedback on the feature film after finishing the surround: On the music of Bonifaz On first reading…

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…