The actual production status of Book 2 of The Legend of Korra has been heavily overshadowed the past few months. Part of the reason for this is because we haven’t really received any news about the production status thus far. We’ve known that the voice work has been done for quite some time, but other than that, we weren’t really told much about the production timeline.
It turns out that the always-quiet Track Team decided to turn the mood earlier today by using Twitter to talk about Book 2’s current production. According to them, the next objective in completing Book 2 is to implement sound effects for the Spirits.
You can see the actual Twitter feed below:
Time to figure out what spirits sound like……….
— The Track Team (@thetrackteam) February 5, 2013
Now I don’t want to speculate too much about where Mike and Bryan are in terms of completing Book 2 since I know nothing about the development of an animated series, but it looks like the team is definitely hitting the final stretch.
During the process of creating a film, the sound team generally sits in a room and tries to recreate the sounds one would expect to hear in a movie such as the squeak of a door or the stomp of a heavy boot. This process generally starts when the sound team has clips to work with and use as a guideline to recreate specific sounds.
But The Legend of Korra isn’t just another film; it’s an animated series, so it’s tough to predict where Mike and Bryan stand in the process.
All in all, I think it would be wise not to speculate too much and just take this news for what it’s worth: Book 2 is still in production and the next step in the process is sound effects.