Jeremy Zuckerman, music composer on Korra and Avatar, 1/2 of The Track Team, and my personal guitar hero, playing his glorious Strat in his home studio this Saturday.
Supervising producer, Lauren Montgomery, in her office on Friday. Only about half of her office toy collection is visible in this shot. And this is only her *office* collection. Along with our other supervising producer, Ryu Ki Hyun, and under co-executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, Lauren oversees the episode directors and storyboard department, which (at least on our show) is a gargantuan task. On top of all that, she is a commander in our war against retakes, a battle we always seem to be losing. For all of her efforts, we pay her in toys. Don’t tell the union.
Michael DiMartino, in his office, in front of his cool Canadian Rockies photos, leading an ADR spotting session. Mike is on Tumblr too, in case you didn’t know.
Benjamin Wynn, lead sound designer on Korra and Avatar, 1/2 of The Track Team, recording artist Deru, my former roommate, in my office the other day before a music/sound spotting session.
After experimenting with different production models (which we frequently do, for an endless variety of reasons), we are back to an Avatar-like, robust, in-house design and storyboard crew on Korra. There is an invigorating energy around the office these days because of it, which is welcome motivation at this point in our journey to get all these episodes delivered. (Journey? Hmmm… maybe blood-soaked battle is a better way to put it.)
Joining the battle once again is veteran Avatar character designer and longtime friend, Angela Song Mueller, seen here today in her cubicle. You can find her on Tumblr and deviantart. It is great to have her back.
I am planning on doing more “behind the scenes” type posts again, like I did when I first kicked off this blog almost a year ago. They may not razzle dazzle the masses, but I think those kinds of peeks into our process are of interest and provide inspiration, at least to creative types trying to make their own art or tell their own stories, big or small. Who knows, maybe some tidbit found here will help an individual unlock the door to a truly wonderful creation that eclipses everything we have ever put out into the world.
It is possible, but mainly I got a fancy new camera so I just want to shoot pictures and post them.
Tim Navis posted a bunch of photos from our shoot together a few weeks back. Came out AMAZIN.
Stunning photos of Benjamin Wynn, the sound designer on Avatar and Korra, and 1/2 of The Track Team. Definitely click on the link above to see the other shots. I’ve mentioned it in past posts, but for those new to this blog, Ben releases and performs awesome electronic music under the name Deru.
EDIT: Apparently I need to employ some other adjectives beyond “awesome.”