Film poster

Film poster

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Presenting Music & Film

Diana at "pre-sales" table
 Last night in Lewisville: Amazing! What support and enthusiasm!

Lisa & Stan (from Australia) flew in & the focus of our program was on the music for our film & how it had been created.  Here's a glimpse. Tonight: another program!  What a life we lead (when we're not knocking ourselves out in post production).
Sophia & daughter, assembly CDs

Dawn & Marjie at CD table

Lisa, performing with Arman & Natasha

Lisa, at intermission, with young fans

Anne & Tim, speaking

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Events THIS weekend!

Our composer is coming from Australia! If you are in the Dallas area, come to one of the events below! 

Perry Productions Presents:
An Evening of Film & Music from Luminous Journey: 'Abdu'l-Bahá in America, 1912
See excerpts from the soon-to-be released film
and hear stories from the film's creators, Anne & Tim Perry, 
and executive producer Bahram Jalalizadeh
Meet the composer of the original music from Luminous Journey,
Lisa Haese Smith of Perth, Western Australia,
who will play piano compositions, accompanied by violin

Friday, March 29, 7:30 PM 
Lewisville Baha'i Center
103 Kathryn Dr  Lewisville, TX 75067
Saturday, March 30, 7:30 PM
Dallas Baha'i Center
9400 Plano Road, Dallas

Refreshments will be served
CDs will be available for sale
Advance orders for Luminous Journey can be taken
Don't miss this stellar opportunity!
 All are welcome.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Audio Post Production

There's something to be said for specializing--using one's talents in precise and specific ways.  This past weekend we had a very special houseguest--Eric Johnson of Trailblazer Studios in Raleigh, NC. He is the executive producer in charge of music and sound there.

Eric will be doing our final audio "sweetening"--the mix of narration and music, with some sound effects embellishment.

We are so very, very lucky to have him on our team! And the film will be better for it!  While Tim is an excellent audio producer, the project will benefit from having another set of ears/hands on it.  We are learning so much about the stages of professionalism. And Eric has a great perspective on the scope of our project, as he feels it will be significant and around for a long time. . . .

The fact that he took the time & effort to come to us is just unbelievable!  But then, we've experienced a number of unbelievable things on this journey!

Friday, March 22, 2013

CD of Monologues Available!

 We have a new product for sale, a CD of Monologues about people (real and fictitious) who met 'Abdu'l-Baha. 

We will be SELLING the CD for $15 to help finalize our film project.

To PURCHASE a CD, go to: and use the "donation" button to make a PayPal donation. 

Then, send us an email saying you either need the password to the "download" site ($15) OR wish to receive one in the mail ($20) and give either an email or snail-mail address. 

Or, a check can be sent to us: 702 Keywe Place, Duncanville, TX 75116

YEA for bringing things to full fruition! 

Monday, March 18, 2013

The World of Color

Working with our colorist,
Omar Godinez

 I thought our film looked pretty good. But when we took it to a professional colorist to see what he would do with it, wonders of wonders, it looked much better! Tim could do the color correction work, but it would take him lots longer.

Omar is a professional colorist--that's what he does. So, we've had several sessions with him to compare our footage to what he can do with it. Amazing! And sometimes he takes it a bit too far and we have to pull him back.  

Omar, our colorist
Omar says he's been telling people about our project. It's really interesting for us to work with someone this much into color.

While the work is expensive (for us) it will make a huge difference in the quality of the film.

Omar has his studio in a new cooperative space called "Weld." Artists buy memberships and can go there to edit, shoot, collaborate, meet clients. Omar has his own office--which is important because he really has to work in the dark and show clients the work in the dark.

Omar has just been featured in the WELD blog:

Compare this color . . . 

to this color . . . 
Yea for color!!!!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Advancement on All Fronts!

We are advancing toward completion! ah! We can dimly perceive an "end" to our project--or at least the making of a DVD. (There will always be things we want to change.)

We are fortunate to have helpers. 

Intern Brad (now working on final stages of a CD project of monologues) . . . 

Rebekah, in one editing suite . . .


And Tara, in the other . . . 
Tim, creating tracks for dolly shot
(enlarge to see Anne in mirror)

Rebekah & Anne

As we work on editing the last remaining segments, we also prepare files for the colorist and consult with a possible distributor and our audio sweetening person. AND we just shot another scene, for our Montreal segment.  (I love the production part: creativity & chaos. I got to be a PA, gaffer, costumer, hair & makeup person, prop assistant, foley artist for sound effects . . . )

Brad & Tim, creating a set 
Brad imaging himself as a Toronto reporter
Brad as the Toronto reporter

Tara, doing double duty as lighting helper
Brad, sanding pvc pipes for dolly shot 

Anne being foley artist for typewriter sound effects 
and doing hair 

Reporter in the monitor

another angle, dolly shot
Tim on dolly shot
 Another day in the Perry home studio, ending at 4 am!  And what a great little scene we've added!