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Liberty Pictures presents Freedom Dance - An Animated/Live-Action Documentary by Steven Fischer and Craig Herron Based on the Extraordinary Sketchbook of Edward Hilbert

SS John W. Brown Boarded by Filmmakers Armed with Microphones!

Posted on Saturday September 3, 2005 by Steven Fischer

Craig and I recorded onboard the SS John W. Brown these days with Kevin Hill and Eric Metcalf. Phil Rosensteel from Blue Rock Productions shot a making of documentary and behind-the-scenes interviews with myself, Craig, and Kevin. These interviews will be used as promotion on the DVD of “Freedom Dance”.

Exhausting days, but well worth it. We collected hours of authentic steam-driven mechanics, winches, whistles, crew calls, and useful scene-specific sounds such as a chain-link bunkbed (for the scenes where Edward is sick on the USS General Leroy Eltinge), walking up steal ladders, opening/closing hatches, and even a toilet flush (sounds a bit different on a World War Two-era vessel). Plus shot several detailed reference shots of the ship for our artists and animators.

Thanks again to Michael Schniederman at Project Liberty Ship and the crew of the SS John W. Brown for their hospitality, generosity, and kindness extended to us these two days.


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