Behind the Title….
Dark rooms, polorized glasses and making 3D visions a reality.
NAME: Meetal Gokul
COMPANY: Park Road Post Production (www.parkroadpost.co.nz) in Wellington, New Zealand
CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR COMPANY:
Park Road Post Production is a post production facility located five minutes from Stone Street Studios. Park Road was established as a one-stop shop and offers all post services for a feature from digital rushes, stereoscopic alignment, digital intermediate, Foley, ADR and sound mixing through to the final completion of all film and digital deliverables for distribution.
WHAT DOES THAT ENTAIL?
To ensure the effective and efficient management of client projects within Park Road’s Picture Department, with emphasis on stereoscopic 3D post production. I ensure creation of workflow for each project as required. It also involves interpreting clients’ needs, and helping create their vision, with a priority on quality and meeting deadlines. Ensuring the stereo toolset allows Park Road to meet clients’ technical and creative requirements. I also manage the stereo team at Park Road Post Production.
WHAT WOULD SURPRISE PEOPLE THE MOST ABOUT WHAT FALLS UNDER THAT TITLE?
I spend a lot of my day in a darkened theatre wearing polarized sunglasses.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE JOB?
Working with directors, making their stereo 3D vision a reality.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE PART OF THE DAY?
Beer o’clock, lunch time, sign-offs from directors.
IF YOU DIDN’T HAVE THIS JOB, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’D BE DOING?
Automotive designer for Lamborghini, no wait, that’s my dream job… I wish! No, really it would be working in post production, as a digital colorist.
CAN YOU MENTION SOME RECENT PROJECTS?
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D, Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away 3D, The Adventures of Tintin 3D, China Revealed 3D and West of Memphis.
NAME THREE PIECES OF TECHNOLOGY YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT.
The iPhone, because it is a core part of life now. Mistika, because it is the best stereoscopic post production tool. 3DTV, so I can see my glorious work… and other people’s wonderful work.