Hula Post Production Teams with Editor Craig Alpert for Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Entertainment’s “Pitch Perfect 2”
Hula Post Production provided editorial systems and support to editor Craig Alpert and his crew for Pitch Perfect 2, the blockbuster new musical comedy from Universal Pictures, currently in theaters. Hula set up Avid workflows in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where the movie was shot, and in Los Angeles where post production was completed.
Alpert says that he was excited to work on the film, the follow-up to the 2012 box-office hit, both because it represented a change of pace from his previous assignments, which include such hit comedies as Pineapple Express, Knocked Up and Borat, and because of the opportunity to work with actress/producer Elizabeth Banks, who makes her feature film debut.
“It’s a different kind of comedy with great musical performances,” Alpert, who previously worked with Hula on Ride Along, The Campaign and Yes Man, notes. “I loved Pitch Perfect and the new film features bigger performances and more songs. It takes everything to the next level.”
In Baton Rouge, Hula Post set up an editorial workflow consisting of three Avid workstations, a software-only assist system and shared storage. Alpert and his crew began cutting as soon as shooting commenced. “I showed Elizabeth what I cut at the end of each week,” he recalls. “That helped her in terms of knowing what more she needed to get. By the time production wrapped, she had already seen 85 percent of the movie.”