The guys at Sound Dogs have published on his blog an interview with Supervising Sound Editor Don Sylvester, talking about his work on “Knight and Day”.
What would you say was the most challenging part of the project?
DS: “The most challenging part of this project was the fact that this show was on a super fast schedule, and we were cutting sound effects on scenes that were still in the process of being shot. Moreover, visual effects hadn’t been completed yet and were far from being added to the scenes.
So, with so many VFX shots coming, and so many locations to shoot this film, we were constantly catching up. This is normal in a lot of ways, but this was compounded by everything coming together at the very last minute.”
Working on such a tight schedule…how was the delivery of sounds by Rob? Did you give him a super tight deadline?
DS: “Rob was a great help for recording some of the sounds we used in the film. For example, we spent a number of days recording the Ducati Hypermotard 1100 motorcyle. That’s the bike that Tom Cruise rides in the film.
We had a day when the bike was supposed to be available, but then we were hampered by the fact that it was still being used in production, and we waited all day until it was available, and then we had very little space to let the bike do its thing. Luckily, Rob got another shot at recording the bike later on, and that proved