Resul Pookutty introduces surround sync sound technology with VK Prakash’s Praana
Director VK Prakash is well known for his penchant for trying new technologies in his films – be it the slow motion camera in ‘Police’ or the drone cameras in ‘Trivandrum Lodge’. With his vast experience in the ad film industry, the director has always been on the front to introduce innovative ideas in filmmaking. For his upcoming film ‘Pranaa’, starring Nithya Menen, he has hired the services of Oscar winner Resul Pookutty to indulge the system of live surround sync format, which has hitherto been used in Indian cinema.
In a recent interview, Resul explained the process of surround sync in detail and how different it is from the normal sycn sound format. According to him, in regular sync sound, the dialogues are recorded. But in surround sync, everything else apart from the dialogues, that is the ambient sounds, is recorded. This is done with the help of multiple microphones. Live mixing is also done while the shoot is progressing.
‘Pranaa’ had raised the curiosity of cinephiles right from the time of its announcement. The movie is a psychological thriller with only one character in the entire movie. Nithya plays the sole character of an English writer. It is made as a multilingual in Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. Multiple National award winner PC Sreeram has cranked the camera and music is by Arun Vijay and Louiz Banks. The movie is scheduled for release on January 18.