Splice Finishes The Reconstruction of Asa Carter
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Splice Here® has completed post-production, typography and graphic animation, Lustre color, and Smoke finish on the ITVS-funded documentary “The Reconstruction of Asa Carter” from Director Marco Ricci. Based in New York City, Ricci also collaborated with the Splice team on his previous feature film, “Wedding Bros.”
Ricci’s new doc, “The Reconstruction of Asa Carter,” explores the life and legacy of Forest Carter, the best-selling author of “The Outlaw Josey Wales” and “The Education of Little Tree,” a memoir about his life as a Cherokee orphan, who was later revealed to be Asa (Ace) Carter, a notorious white supremacist. To view the trailer for the film, which premieres nationally on public broadcasting on April 3rd, and locally on TPT/Channel 2 at Noon on April 8th.
Producer/Director Marco Ricci first met Splice Partner/Editor Clayton Condit in 2007 at the IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project) Rough Cut Lab, where they each participated with separate film projects. Condit suggested that Ricci work with his post team at Splice in Minneapolis. Although at first apprehensive about a long-distance collaboration on post, Ricci says it turned out to be a fantastic decision.
“Everyone has the same tools these days, so it’s ultimately about the people you choose to work with,” explains Ricci. “At Splice, they are incredibly talented and they treat you like family. We’ve developed a very comfortable relationship in terms of completing the post-production on my projects and developing new ideas that always serve the films well. In New York, as an independent filmmaker, sometimes you feel like a lower priority. It is the exact opposite at Splice. When I travel to Minneapolis, I can be completely focused on my film for four or five days, which is great. Michael is a versatile talent, backed by Lynn as a strong producer. Then, Carl is like a knight of post, always riding in with the exact answer we need because deliverables for television now are so complex.”
Ricci recounts one time during post-production on “Wedding Bros” (Splice completed color, visual effects, and end credits for the film) when they ran into some trouble with a piece of source material. “Clayton said he would jump on a plane to New York to sort it out,” recalls Ricci. “That was the over-the-top moment when I was really impressed with the dedication Splice offered me as a client and a filmmaker.”
“I first got to know Marco when I worked with him on ‘Wedding Bros.’” Colorist Michael Sandness explained, “so, when I was in New York on another project, I stopped by to visit and he showed me the rough cut of the documentary. I was immediately drawn in to the story and saw how we could collaborate on the project to take care of some of the technical issues, make it look great and manage delivery, allowing Marco to put all his energy and focus on the storytelling. It’s a great creative relationship and we always look forward to working with him.”
For more information about the film, go to:
Director: Marco Ricci
Director of Photography: Peter Olsen
Executive Producer: Laura Browder
Producer: Douglas Newman
Co-Producer: Michael Fix
Post Producer: Lynn Anderson
Colorist: Michael Sandness
Colorist Assist: Joanna Day Fuerst
Assistant Editor: Kevin Russell
Flame Artist / Online: Michael Sandness
Design / Graphics: Chris Averbeck, Kipp Crawford
3D Artist: Mike Hoium