6 Days to Air: The Making of South Park in streaming. The film opens as South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone leave New York City and the opening night of their Broadway production The Book of Mormon (2011) to return to Culver City, Los Angeles to begin the fifteenth season of South Park. The documentary chronicles the production of the season premiere, "HumancentiPad", beginning the Thursday prior to airing. Parker and Stone, alongside producers Anne Garefino, Vernon Chatman, Bill Hader, and Susan Arneson, toss out ideas for the episode. Parker mentions his frustration with downloading the latest version of iTunes, and being forced to comply with the software's long list of terms and conditions. The anecdote leads to ideas, with Parker instructing the storyboard team on how to stage a shot. The film covers various aspects of production, including voice acting, animation, lip sync, communication with standards and practices, character design, and editing. By the next Tuesday, one day before airing, the staff is preparing for their ritual all-nighter, with Parker and Stone still involved in crafting the episode's plot, and the former still crafting its unfinished script. The episode is completed the following morning near 7am, with audio and picture lock lasting until the afternoon, after which supervising producer Frank C. Agnone II takes the master tape to a nearby uplink facility, where it is sent to Comedy Central in New York mere hours before it airs nationwide.
Trey Parker, Dave Koch, Keef Bartkus, Jenny Yu, John 'Nancy' Hansen, Ryan Quincy, Jack Shih, Adrien Beard, Eric Stough, Susan Hurwitz Arneson, Vernon Chatman, Frank C. Agnone II, Anne Garefino, Bill Hader, Matt Stone
Directors: Arthur Bradford
Duration: 42 min
Year of release: 2011
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