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FlintMI
10-03-2006, 10:05 AM
Would be nice to get this in one thread for statistical and research purposes. This will really help people who want to make a movie in the future, as well as those who made a movie, to compare and contrast.

Here are how my final numbers worked out:

1. total movie time: 5:38
2. total cast: 5
3. total crew: 1-3 (depending on day)

4. total locations: 3
5. total money spent: $202 (50% costumes, 49% transportation, 1% food)
6. total rehearsal time: 1 hour

7. total raw footage: 180 minutes
8. total shooting time: 8 hours
9. total editing time (including effects): 14 hours

10. total soundtrack composing time: 18 minutes (includes Pro Tools recording)
11. total screenplay writing time: 30 minutes
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: 4 hours

13. total time uploading: 4 hours (uploaded twice)
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: ~3 hours


What were your numbers?

MOVIE MASTER
10-03-2006, 10:15 AM
666 Hours

jeans
10-03-2006, 10:19 AM
Oh no! I didn't think we were going to have a test. A haven't studied. Will this be graded on a curve? I'll give it a try.

1. total movie time: 6:00
2. total cast: 3
3. total crew: 3

4. total locations: 1, unless you count different rooms.
5. total money spent: $0
6. total rehearsal time: 0 hours

7. total raw footage: 80 minutes maybe, not sure
8. total shooting time: not sure
9. total editing time (including effects): don't know

10. total soundtrack composing time: dont know, but not very long
11. total screenplay writing time: Screenplay?
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: 2 days aaaaaahhhh

13. total time uploading: 4 or 5 hours. It went slow but steady.
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: no idea

TheatreGuy
10-03-2006, 10:22 AM
Total Movie Time: 5 minutes, 59 seconds and 29 frames!

Total Cast: 3 (myself as the lead and 2 others. 1 actor had a 4 hour shoot, the other had a 1 hour shoot.)

Total Crew: 1 (myself) I did have a friend come in to assist with 2 shots that I couldn't pull off myself.

Total Locations: 2 (hillside cemetary and my home, both Int and Ext. Multiple set-ups in 8 different areas of my house!)

Total Money Spent: Zero dollars. $40 if you count tape. (I pulled everything from my stock)

Total rehearsal time: None. (If I had a cast, that would have changed!)

Total shooting time: Cannot be determined. Let's just say that I used 8 hours of tape!!!

Total editing time: Cannot be determined. About 48 hours if added together.

Total soundtrack composing time: About 6 hours

Total screenplay writing time: About 2 hours

Total time compressing and such: About 8 hours

Total time uploading: About 3 hours

Total time spent on dvxuser.com during Horrorfest: Cannot be determined. (Over 50 hours, that's for sure!)

Thanks for the survey!

Michael_Petro
10-03-2006, 10:23 AM
666 Hours


what a shock....:) please dont hurt me

TheatreGuy
10-03-2006, 10:25 AM
666 Hours
LMAO! You just don't stop!

Darkline
10-03-2006, 10:38 AM
1. total movie time: 5:31
2. total cast: 1
3. total crew: 2 (3 if you include the cast)

4. total locations: 1
5. total money spent: $100
6. total rehearsal time: 0

7. total raw footage: 240 mins (our actor kept laughing during shooting)
8. total shooting time: 20 hours
9. total editing time (including effects): 30 hours ish

10. total soundtrack composing time: none
11. total screenplay writing time: not a lot
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: dayssss

13. total time uploading: dunno
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: im still on it....

Darkline
10-03-2006, 10:39 AM
LMAO! You just don't stop!

yeh, but name one person on here who WONT be viewing his movie! I cant wait :-)

Mark Harris
10-03-2006, 10:44 AM
Bloody Mary

1. total movie time: 5:55:05
2. total cast: 7
3. total crew: 2-5 (depending on day)

4. total locations: 3
5. total money spent: About $500, mostly on make-up supplies and food. Everything else was donated.
6. total rehearsal time: About 12 hours.

7. total raw footage: Err, not sure...maybe 180 min?
8. total shooting time: About 20 hours.
9. total editing time (including effects): Probably about 40 hours all told, though spread over a couple of weeks.

10. total soundtrack composing time: Not sure, this is Herman, but that boy is FAST.
11. total screenplay writing time: Probably about 40 hours all told. This is an idea I've been hacking on for a while, and used HorrorFest as an excuse to do it. Am writing the feature version next, and using the short to represent that.
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: 2 hrs.

13. total time uploading: About 4 hours. Got kicked off in the middle of one.
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: Dunno

Beat Takeshi
10-03-2006, 11:02 AM
5B
1. total movie time: 6:00:00
2. total cast: 2
3. total crew: 2-4 (depending on day)

4. total locations: 1
5. total money spent: 0
6. total rehearsal time: None

7. total raw footage: Not sure...maybe 30 min?
8. total shooting time: About 8 hours.
9. total editing time (including effects): Probably about 10 hours.

10. total soundtrack composing time: Ask Edgen
11. total screenplay writing time: 15 minutes
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: 2 hrs.

13. total time uploading: About 2 hours.
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: Too much

Kyle Stebbins
10-03-2006, 11:10 AM
1. total movie time: 6;00;00 exact
2. total cast: 3
3. total crew: 3

4. total locations: 3
5. total money spent: $20 for food
6. total rehearsal time: 0

7. total raw footage: 40 mins
8. total shooting time: 5 hours
9. total editing time (including effects): a couple of days

10. total soundtrack composing time: 0
11. total screenplay writing time: about a week
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: i don't think i ever got it correct...

13. total time uploading: probably well over 10-15 hours
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: So many...

khmuse
10-03-2006, 11:15 AM
I can only provide a bit of this information as the producer would need to provide the rest.

For "Thou Shalt Not"

1. Total movie time 6:00:00
2. Total cast 7
3. Total crew 18 - 20 (depending upon which shooting day)

4. Total locations 4
5. Total money spent (can't answer but it was a pretty decent amount)
6. Total rehearsal time: none

7. Total raw footage: just under 100 minutes total
8. Total shooting time: 38 hours
9. Total editing time: about 50 hours (exclusive of SFX, ADR)

10. Total soundtrack composing time: unknown by me
11. Total screenplay witting time: unknown by me
12. Total time spend getting the correct .m2v... about 8 hours

13. Total time uploading: about 4 hours (required 2 attempts)
14. Total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: way too much for me!

Matt Sconce
10-03-2006, 11:25 AM
Stricken

1. total movie time: 15:00
2. total cast: 18 total 7 principle
3. total crew: 3-8 (depending on day)

4. total locations: 5
5. total money spent: $2500.00
6. total rehearsal time: 8-10 hours

7. total raw footage: 500 minutes
8. total shooting time: 8 hours
9. total editing time (including effects): 48-58 hours over a month's time
10. total soundtrack composing time: 3 weeks for Leo Gardini
11. total screenplay writing time: 20 hours
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: 10 hours

13. total time uploading: Brandon saved me
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: ~10 hours

rich_s
10-03-2006, 11:27 AM
The Seeing

1. total movie time: 5:59
2. total cast: 2
3. total crew: 7

4. total locations: 1
5. total money spent: $596
6. total rehearsal time: .5 hours - wish it was more. God, i wish it was more.

7. total raw footage: ~210 minutes
8. total shooting time: 23 hours
9. total editing time (including effects): 78 hours

10. total soundtrack composing time: ~60 hours - and it's still not totally done.
11. total screenplay writing time: 72 hours
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: 9 hours

13. total time uploading: 2 hours - got lucky
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: every day for at least 6 hours out of my 8 hour work day. i'm going to get fired... :beer:

cinealma
10-03-2006, 11:40 AM
Cure for Writer's Block: No. 9

HorrorFest 6 minute cut
1. total movie time: 5:59
2. total cast: 2
3. total crew: 3
4. total locations: 2
5. total money spent: $1500 - $2000
6. total rehearsal time: n/a
7. total raw footage: ~90 minutes
8. total shooting time: 14 hours over 3 days
9. total editing time (including effects): 24 hours
10. total soundtrack composing time: see #9, all done together
11. total screenplay writing time: n/a
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: 8 hours
13. total time uploading: 1 1/2 hours
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: LOTS! :thumbsup:


John G.

Gauranga
10-03-2006, 11:48 AM
sunshine

1. total movie time: 4:15 (including credits)
2. total cast: 1 alive, 1 not alive
3. total crew: 2 alive, 1 not alive

4. total locations: 1
5. total money spent: $60.94 (blood and food)
6. total rehearsal time: 0 hours

7. total raw footage: 38.54 minutes
8. total shooting time: 6 hours
9. total editing time (including effects): 4-6 hours

10. total soundtrack composing time: 12 hours
11. total screenplay writing time: made it up as we went
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: knew what we were doing, got it right the first time; 0 hours

13. total time uploading: less than an hour (uploaded once)
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: the entire time!

cinealma
10-03-2006, 12:22 PM
...
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: knew what we were doing, got it right the first time; 0 hours


That's harsh... but enviable.:)


John G.

Tom Marshall
10-03-2006, 01:54 PM
1. total movie time: 5:47 (I think)
2. total cast: 1
3. total crew: 2

4. total locations: 1
5. total money spent: Not a dime!
6. total rehearsal time: None

7. total raw footage: 5 minues and 47 seconds
8. total shooting time: 5 minutes and 47 seconds :D
9. total editing time (including effects): 30 minutes

10. total soundtrack composing time: 20 minutes
11. total screenplay writing time: All improv!
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: too long!

13. total time uploading: about 1 1/2 hours
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: I don't know...

Brandon Rice
10-03-2006, 02:12 PM
1. total movie time: 3:10
2. total cast: 1
3. total crew: 1

4. total locations: 1
5. total money spent: $0
6. total rehearsal time: None

7. total raw footage: 26 minutes
8. total shooting time: 1 hour
9. total editing time (including effects): 2 hours

10. total soundtrack composing time: ? (ask Herman)
11. total screenplay writing time: NA
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: Maybe 30 min.

13. total time uploading: 1 Hour
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: You don't want to know :)

mobiledeli
10-03-2006, 02:38 PM
1. total movie time: 6:00
2. total cast: 4
3. total crew: 3

4. total locations: 4
5. total money spent: $80
6. total rehearsal time: 1 hour

7. total raw footage: 3 hours
8. total shooting time: 24 hours
9. total editing time (including effects): 6 hours

10. total soundtrack composing time: 2 hours
11. total screenplay writing time:20 minutes
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: um... like an hour

13. total time uploading: 5 hours
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: no idea

gwmesler
10-03-2006, 03:42 PM
As I am only an actor and not the director, I look at things a little differently:

1. total movie time: I was told 6 minutes
2. total cast: 3
3. total crew: 2 including director + a bunch of guys who stood around and watched/heckled/got in the way/distracted us.

4. total locations: 2
5. total money spent: I actually got paid to act, but the gas and dry cleaning bills ate up most of that.
6. total rehearsal time: come prepared, no rehearsal

7. total raw footage: Seems like the camera was hardly ever rolling.
8. total shooting time: 40 hours including stills for promo
9. total editing time (including effects): Thank goodness I didn't have to worry about this!

10. total soundtrack composing time: Wow, I didn't have to do this either
11. total screenplay writing time: Hmm, a lot more went into this than meets the eye.
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: WTF?

13. total time uploading: Doesn't that just take a few seconds with Cable DSL?
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: Man, I sure am glad I just had to show up and act. My 40 hour contribution seems like a drop in the bucket compared to what our director had to do. Are all you guys as nuts as he is? Do you have girlfriends, family, jobs?

Herman Witkam
10-03-2006, 04:03 PM
10. total soundtrack composing time: ? (ask Herman)

For music and sound design together I would say 4/5 hours.

Edgen
10-03-2006, 04:14 PM
BROWN WATERS

1. total movie time: 6 minutes
2. total cast: 3
3. total crew: 1

4. total locations: 1
5. total money spent: 0.00
6. total rehearsal time: One readthrough. Lots of Miller Light Beer redos.

7. total raw footage: 1.25 hours (1.25 DV Tapes)
8. total shooting time: 5 hours~
9. total editing time (including effects): 2 days. ~15 days fine tweaking

10. total soundtrack composing time: 3 hours. 1 hour for tweaks.
10b. total sound design time: 5-6 hours (including additional edits)

11. total screenplay writing time: The night before shooting
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: Too much time. Probably a good 2 hours of figuring a good setting.

13. total time uploading: Dunno. I left it on overnight
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: I'm still here and haven't left. Definitely too much time.

Brandon Rice
10-03-2006, 04:16 PM
There's the answer :) nice!

Rubix³
10-03-2006, 04:29 PM
Here we go:



1. total movie time: 6:00:48
2. total cast: 7
3. total crew: 7 (the cast)

4. total locations: 3
5. total money spent: about $500
6. total rehearsal time: 0

7. total raw footage: 180 minutes
8. total shooting time: 25 hours
9. total editing time (including effects): 20 hours

10. total soundtrack composing time: 1 hour
11. total screenplay writing time: 2 hours
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: don't ask

13. total time uploading: 3 hours
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: barely any, please still watch my movie.


And I'll add one that I BET YOU'D NEVER GUESS

.5. total time it took me to make my banner: 26 seconds

Inexistence
10-03-2006, 05:33 PM
1. total movie time: 5:59
2. total cast: 1
3. total crew: 1

4. total locations: 1
5. total money spent: $825 (50% costumes, 2% transportation, 2% food)
6. total rehearsal time: 2 hours

7. total raw footage: 49 minutes
8. total shooting time: 3.5 hours
9. total editing time (including effects): maybe 3days, lost track

10. total soundtrack composing time:
11. total screenplay writing time: 10 intermitten days
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: 3 hours

13. total time uploading: uploaded only h264 to different location
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: ~1 hour

conrad_johnson
10-03-2006, 05:42 PM
Here's mine.
1. total movie time: 5:59
2. total cast: 5
3. total crew: 2

4. total locations: 1
5. total money spent: $400
6. total rehearsal time: 15min

7. total raw footage: 240 min
8. total shooting time: 36hours
9. total editing time (including sound): 30hours

10. total soundtrack composing time: 6hours
11. total screenplay writing time: 2hours
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: 4 hours

13. total time uploading: 2hours
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: 30 hours?

TheatreGuy
10-03-2006, 05:47 PM
As I am only an actor and not the director, I look at things a little differently:

1. total movie time: I was told 6 minutes
2. total cast: 3
3. total crew: 2 including director + a bunch of guys who stood around and watched/heckled/got in the way/distracted us.

4. total locations: 2
5. total money spent: I actually got paid to act, but the gas and dry cleaning bills ate up most of that.
6. total rehearsal time: come prepared, no rehearsal

7. total raw footage: Seems like the camera was hardly ever rolling.
8. total shooting time: 40 hours including stills for promo
9. total editing time (including effects): Thank goodness I didn't have to worry about this!

10. total soundtrack composing time: Wow, I didn't have to do this either
11. total screenplay writing time: Hmm, a lot more went into this than meets the eye.
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: WTF?

13. total time uploading: Doesn't that just take a few seconds with Cable DSL?
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: Man, I sure am glad I just had to show up and act. My 40 hour contribution seems like a drop in the bucket compared to what our director had to do. Are all you guys as nuts as he is? Do you have girlfriends, family, jobs?
This is a funny post! If you didn't happen to catch it the first time through, I am re-printing it in its entirety. Very Funny!

Thanks man!

Jack Daniel Stanley
10-03-2006, 05:49 PM
REKINDLED
1. total movie time: 5:57
2. total cast: 3
3. total crew: 3 regulars. 4 more that stopped by.
4. total locations: 2
5. total money spent: $1300
6. total rehearsal time: 0
7. total raw footage: 6 hours
8. total shooting time: 7 days
9. total editing time (including effects): 7

10. total soundtrack composing time: 2 days
11. total screenplay writing time: 5 weeks
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: 3 hours
13. total time uploading: not long
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: a lot

HorseFilms
10-03-2006, 07:22 PM
334 Lost Lake Drive

1. total movie time: 4 minutes (give or take)
2. total cast: 2
3. total crew: Just me, baby... just me.

4. total locations: My house.
5. total money spent: We used 1 tape, so that's 5 bucks, ordered pizza twice and had a crapload of booze. I don't know how much we spent, but most of it was on booze.
6. total rehearsal time: What is this rehearsal of which you speak?

7. total raw footage: Roughly 60 minutes
8. total shooting time: I didn't keep track, but it was done on three nights, most of it on one weekend.
9. total editing time (including effects): I have no idea.

10. total soundtrack composing time: Not much. You'll understand when you hear it. I wrote a more complex score, but liked it too much to burn it on a short. You'll hear it when I eventually make my slasher feature.
11. total screenplay writing time: Allison said she wrote it in about 45 minutes. I think she was watching TV at the time (most likely Star Trek), so that probably slowed her down a tad.
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: Maybe 30 minutes. It went really smoothly.

13. total time uploading: Sunday.
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: As always... a lot.

conrad_johnson
10-03-2006, 07:29 PM
had a crapload of booze. I don't know how much we spent, but most of it was on booze.

My kind of man.:beer: :kiss:

Rock Punk!
10-03-2006, 07:38 PM
Mary Mercer

1. total movie time: 5:59
2. total cast: 4
3. total crew: 1

4. total locations: 2
5. total money spent: $130
$30 Pizza (for cast, crew and me)
$10 Root Beer, Coke, Water (for cast, crew and me)
$5 Chips and Dip (for cast and crew)$15 Case of Budweiser (salary for crew)
$40 Props
$30 QuickTime Pro

6. total rehearsal time: 25 minutes for a couple of read throughs

7. total raw footage: 120 minutes and 20 minutes of test footage
8. total shooting time: 4 hours
9. total editing time (including effects): At least 40 hours (CRAZY)

10. total soundtrack composing time: 1 minute (recorded piano through DVX onboard mic)
11. total screenplay writing time: 60 minutes
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: 6 hours

13. total time uploading: ? hours (still uploading now. This will be the 2nd time)
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: Time flies when I'm at dvxuser

Directed By Cire
10-03-2006, 08:31 PM
Movie Title - "Put on a Happy Face"

Total Movie Time: 6min exactly

Total Cast: 6 - one unfortunate couple at a carnival and 4 Clowns.

Total Crew: 5-10 depending on day.

Total Locations: 3 (Carnival to start the film, Friends house with stairs in Huntington Beach, and My fathers Bedroom.)

Total Money Spent: costumes...$500, makeup/contacts... $300, food... $300, lighting rental...$240, tapes...$90.... making your first film, Priceless.

Total rehearsal time: 1-2 hours.

Total shooting time: Lost count. Let's just say that I used 5 hours of tape!!!

Total editing time: Cannot be determined. lost count from not sleeping.

Total soundtrack composing time: About 6 hours by Christopher Getman.

Total screenplay writing time: Almost a month total, not full time though.

Total time compressing and such: Days. It took me a while to figure that part out.

Total time uploading: I tried for about 5 hours, server was busy.

Total time spent on dvxuser.com during Horrorfest: Cannot be determined. (Over 20 hours, that's for sure!)

DVXuser.com is Awesome!

I am very excited to watch all the films!

Cire

VersuS
10-04-2006, 12:10 AM
Love Is The Most Deceptive Feeling

1. total movie time: about 2 mins...
2. total cast: 1
3. total crew: 3

4. total locations: 1 (appartment)
5. total money spent: $0
6. total rehearsal time: 0 hours

7. total raw footage: less than 40mins (yep, for 2mins)
8. total shooting time: hmmmm....in 3 days...lets say about 4-5 hours total...
9. total editing time (including effects,texts,credits): a'righty......hard guess...12-14hours

10. total soundtrack composing time: oh that's easy...20minutes
11. total screenplay writing time: 1 hour
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: 3-4 hours but it was easy, very short film

13. total time uploading: with 18kb/s do the math...I dont remember
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: something like 14 hours per day


The Door Between


1. total movie time: about 12 mins...
2. total cast: 3
3. total crew: 5

4. total locations: 2
5. total money spent: $10-$15
6. total rehearsal time: 30 minutes (without one actor) and about 2 hours to record voice overs

7. total raw footage: 120 minutes (2 full tapes)
8. total shooting time: oh....oh....oh....during a 3 month period we had 3 days of shooting...with about 4 hours each time....so....12 hours...
9. total editing time (including effects,texts,credits): mucho mucho editing...dont want to venture a guess

10. total soundtrack composing time: ok...I should ask my brother but I guess music must took about 8 hours total...but maybe less...
11. total screenplay writing time: uh-uh....lost count of that...it was re-written and re-shaped hundreds of times...
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: more than 14 hours...

13. total time uploading: with 18kb/s do the math...I dont remember
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: something like 14 hours per day

Ralph Oshiro
10-04-2006, 12:47 AM
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"RUNWAY"
______________a film by ralph oshiro
______________. . . where do you go when you have nowhere to run?
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1. total running time: 00:05:10
2. total cast: —
3. total crew: 1

4. total locations: 4
5. total money spent: $1,450 ($750 paid to cast; $260 set pieces; $100 set dressing; $100 wardrobe; $150 food; $60 props; $40 miniDV tape).
6. total rehearsal time: 00:00:00

7. total raw footage: 180 minutes
8. total shooting time: 20 hours (three 6-hour days, plus 2 hours of stock footage acquisition)
9. total editing time (including effects): Unknown

10. total soundtrack composing time: 00:00:00
11. total screenplay writing time: 00:00:00
12. total time spent getting the correct m2v, ac3, and quicktime files: 4 hours

13. total time uploading: 2 hours (uploaded twice)
14. total time spent on DVXuser.com during Horrorfest: 200+ hours
.
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Darkline
10-04-2006, 02:24 AM
$40 on 3/4 mini DV tapes? you need a new supplier :-)

But seriously, with a crew of 1 I'm really interested to see what you managed to do. Looking at this list has made me realise that most people submitting are working under extremely difficult conditions. I thought I was alone in the small crew stakes but you've totally outdone me :-).. I applaud anyone for making something with such small resources.