I just wrote Roger, my post-production mixer, some sound notes after he did the first pass. One of the notes says this:
“MAKE-OUT SCENE IN CAR SMOKING WEED
Thanks for making [the line] “will you go down on me” clear. That was not easy for me to raise the level. haha.”
Roger was a joy to work with. OMG, I’m so happy with the post- crew so far. The collaboration has been amazing and very sweet.
Erin Fitzgerald, a specialist in the ADR arena came to coach the two leads (Brianna and Joy Chomer and Jessica Lauren). Her expertise was indispensable, invaluable and helped speed this very gruesome, technical and complicated process along.
This was my first experience in an ADR room and luckily, I got to work with the pros in a professionally equipped studio. I’m incredibly grateful for this experience.
It was really cool to reunite with Bri (Brianna) and Jessica. We hadn’t seen each other since the wrapping of production.
I still held onto them as characters in my head an got a reality check when I saw Bri in make-up (done by Dana Rosario) for our ADR and Interview filming day.
I was horrified to see Bri looking way too pretty and Bri and Jess both said, “But Ji, we’re doing the interviews as ourselves. She’s not Nune.”
I felt like a part of me got crushed. I always wanna see Bri forever as Nune. That’s just not possible. It’s tough for an actor to have to live up to the image of a character. They have to turn it off you know. You would think that as a director, I could see past that. But I created that effect (of transference) you see, I live with it and that’s the only way I can give the same feeling to the audience.
I told a friend of mine about my faux paus and he in turn compared it to a story about a spiritual master who often got lost in a state of G-d Consciousness and always “high” in that inner world. One day while the master was contemplating on these really high concepts, he was shaken out of it and upset when he heard his wife yell, “Can you take out the garbage?” That was when the master knew that he needed someone to ground him—to give him that reality check.
My friend suggested that I’d get someone in my life to help ground me—and pull me now and then back to reality.
I said, “Yeah, I need a wife.” That’s what women are for. They give you ecstasy as well as good dose of reality!
So when Bri and Jess broke it to me that they weren’t the characters, I felt like they just told me to take out the garbage! LOL. I felt like an idiot. But the truth is, I don’t wanna get off my NUNE high.