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Published Monday 6 July 2015 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production

topic icon Paranormal attack - DVD authoring for retail release

Maniac Films have just authored a DVD release of Paranormal Attack - a horror film in which an entity terrorises a woman in her home.

In the film we meet Samantha, a actress who plays the role of a "Fortune Teller," but she is a thorough sceptic about "paranormal activities" and all things supernatural - she certainly doesn't believe in ghosts. But when helping a client, she accidentally releases something, which follows her home. Alone in her house, she is about to learn that there are dark forces that don't care whether she believes or not.

Paranormal Attack was originally released under the title 'The Visitant', but for this release it has been re-titled. To do this Stu had to create a new graphic with the title, that he could use to cover the original title in the films opening sequence. Stu also created a new title plate for the end of the film and for the trailer that appears on the DVD.

We were supplied a copy of the film along with the trailer, 2.0 stereo sound and 5.1 surround sound. We were also supplied with the new cover artwork, from which we were able to design new DVD menus for the authoring.

Stu stripped out the 5.1 surround channels from the video file to build a new 5.1 surround mix, and encoded the film with a 2.0 stereo track. We then took the converted assets, menus (including main menu, chapters menus and audio selection menu) and built a master DVD.

Once the master disk was approved we uploaded the files to Sony for replication and distribution to retail stores.


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