April 25, 2015
These days, Yellow Box has two engineers that double up as FX and dialogue editors. Gomes does all the film mixes at the studio and oversees all projects. Foley is being done by a strong and reliable team of freelancers from all over the world. The current team has worked on Netflix’s Marco Polo, Bait 3D, Infinite’s Dead Mine, MM2’s Imperfect, Girl In Pinnafore, Taxi Taxi, Eunice Olsen’s 3.50 and HBO’s TV series Grace to name a few. Other recent works include a TV commercial for Air BnB and a three-minute SG50 short film that has been doing well online.
“I usually work with friends I have worked with on different international films in Australia, Los Angeles and Beijing. Film is a very collaborative process. No one or two engineering team can complete one film efficiently. As we have worked on quite a few collaborations before, it makes us a pretty well-oiled team. They know what I want even before I send a brief,” Gomes shares of his collaboration with different people in various locations, even different time zones. “The circle keeps getting bigger as we discover new talents and we believe in training them locally too, but budgets are always a challenge as audio is often the last thing producers plan for. The more experienced producers know that audio can sometimes make or break a film and they will know how to plan and pay for a tested team of audio professionals.”
To date, Yellow Box has done about 45 projects. In the pipeline are SG50 film 1965, Royston Tan’s 3688 and the mix on 7 Letters – a film featuring the work of seven of Singapore’s top directors.