Stu and Shida-san. Getting ready to begin the adventure that would lead to Pray For Japan.
Ganbatte Nihon! Ganbatte Tohoku!
Stu shooting the “container” scene.
Nori Waki did field audio on some of the production.
Not only did Stu Levy manage to capture the lives of real people going through the aftermath of a real disaster, he made some real friends too.
Shooting in Tohoku during the second phase.
This is July in Ishinomaki. Summers are humid but not always sunny.
Network Miyagi volunteers.
Noriko-sensei, a veteran editor and cool human being. She was the most experienced editor among our team, and provided advice and came to the rescue on more than one occasion.
Taking a break from the editing suite: curry and good company.
Working on the Fine Cut.
At the Burbank Post Production office with the core editorial team.
Rie Yamamoto, part of the translation team.
Working on the captions.
Shinya Mizoguchi, our film composer, actually has music in his DNA. Both his parents are Jazz musicians and his genre is Electronic Dance Music. His very modern stuff is rooted in a strong foundation of musicianship.
Shinya Mizoguchi, our film composer.
Even in the hothouse environment of final post, there’s still room to be goofy.
Ben Chan came to Japan from Los Angeles to help with the audio mix.
Color grading time at QTec
The color grading console at QTec
Hard at work at Qtec
Part of the QTec team
Refining the audio mix.
Working on the finishing touches
Hanging out in Tokyo
Stu Levy talks P4J on CNN!
In an Empire State of Mind with AMC Empire manager Jamal.