Back in 2011, I interviewed the brilliant Wolf Kahler aka Colonel Dietrich in a noisy coffee shop in North London for my filmumentary project Raiding the Lost Ark. Below is a link to the full interview. Wolf Kahler Full Interview … Continue reading →
Many of my fellow fan editors feel an absolute imperative to preserve. Whether it’s Garrett Gilchrists restorative edits of Star Wars or Puggo’s 16mm and 8mm restorations or Adywan’s brave and successful efforts to preserve the feel of the original Star … Continue reading →
I was amazed to find a tweet from Philip Bloom when I awoke this morning. If you don’t know Philip, he is an amazing filmmaker and has been at the forefront of using DSLRs to shoot gorgeous videos. He was … Continue reading →
So, I am meeting Michael Ford next week and waiting for the artwork to be finished, but other than that, I am done! Check out this snap of the Raiding nearly final timeline in Final Cut Pro. Eleven months work!
Earlier this week I heard back from Raiders Storyboard Artist and Production Illustrator, Ed Verreaux. His reply started off enthusiastically but included some more details that really got my heart pumping: “Hey Jamie, I would love to help you with your project, … Continue reading →
We pick up with Indy and Belloq’s war of words in the Hookah cafe. Again we hear from Sound Editor Mark Mangini as he talks us through legendary voice actor Frank Welker’s involvement in the film. We also hear excerpts from my exclusive interview with Colonel Dietrich himself, Wolf Kahler. Wolf has such a fantastic voice. I would happily have spoken to him for another three hours. There is also a storyboard comparison sequence that I enjoyed putting together for the map room scene. I hope you enjoy it.
Next week I am visiting legendary sculptor Brian Muir. If you’re not familiar with Brian’s work just take a look at his website . Within moments you’ll realise quite how prolific this man is. Whilst Brian’s work on Raiders was … Continue reading →
When collecting material for Raiding the Lost Ark it soon became apparent that there wasn’t as much available as there was for the Star Wars Filmumentaries. I kind of knew I would have to work a little harder on this one, so I decided quite early that I would like to speak to some of the individuals that haven’t had their Raiders voice heard. A very kind Twitter follower named @marky242 was kind enough to approach Mr Wolf Kahler at a film convention. When Mark explained my project, Wolf was quite keen to get in contact with me and graciously passed on his phone number. One night I nervously gave one of Radiers’ nastiest villains a call to find him a softly spoken, true gentleman. Wolf spoke enthusiastically about his experiences but wasn’t sure if what he had to say was what I was looking for. Luckily it was just what I needed to turn Raiding into something special for Indy fans everywhere. So we arranged to meet in London just a couple of weeks later.
Eventually we met and battled through the background noises of a coffee shop just north of the capital. Again Wolf came forth with some great stories and anecdotes, which I eagerly recorded (and some that I’ll never repeat!). We even continued to chat for an hour or so after the interview was finished. He was even kind enough to show me his portfolio of stills from some of the films he’s starred in. The Raiders ones obviously caught my eye, including the best print I’ve seen to date of a particular deleted scene. I am sure you will love hearing Wolf’s fantastic voice (he is now a voiceover artist as well) as he talks you through his iconic role as Colonel Dietrich in Raiding the Lost Ark, coming soon!
Mark Mangini was kind enough offer me an interview for the commentary track for Raiding the Lost Ark. Mark, as Raiders fans will know, was one of the team of sound editors, who’s work ultimately lead to them winning an Academy … Continue reading →
After the success of Star Wars Begins, I have decided to produce ‘Raiding the Lost Ark’ for release in December 2011. Whilst I will keep the usual ‘Filmumentary’ format, using archival interviews, I will also be interviewing several people involved in the production of Raiders of the Lost Ark. I’ve already recorded and integrated interviews with Wolf Kahler, who starred as Colonel Dietrich and Mark Mangini, Sound Editor. I have also been in contact with the legendary producer Robert Watts who is keen to talk and sculptor Brian Muir, who I hope to speak with this month. By doing these first hand interviews I will be able to get commentary directly targeted to certain scenes, once again giving fans an insight into the making of the film like never before.