Hey fellow film makers!
I am creating a web-series called "Citizen", and I'm looking to you folks for input and support on the concept and helping to spread the word. DVXUsershave always been extremely supportive of each other and you folks could really help make this thing a reality.
"Two operatives operatives are deep cover in a perfect small town in mid-America. Things go wrong and they are hunted by the citizens of the town as they work to uncover the secrets behind their madness . The ultimate "big brother" technology and insurmountable threats combine to create an action thriller series along the same vein as the "Bourne" movies."
Below is the action-filled stunts promo video we did for it:
PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD:[/b[
I've been working in the film industry for years, saving and securing work so I can fund my own projects. I kill myself working to raise money for my projects, I've done many 36 hours days on multiple shows recently so I can put as much money into my projects, to make them as professional as possible. We're going to shoot this pilot episode in Gibsons, BC, home of the "Beachcombers" TV show, Canada's longest running TV show.
First piece of concept art:
I'm also looking for input from you folks on the series. We have multiple episodes lined up and the concept is quite unique. I can go into more detail about the series, but it's a very fast paced show where the characters are always on the run from the town out to get them as they work to unravel exactly how to stop them everyone.
Some of the stunts we're doing in the 10 minute pilot episode:
- An 18 foot jump over a railing off a patio. One continous shot with the camera leaping over and following the actor
- Running up and jumping over a moving car followed by the camera
- Large fight scene running up a staircase tossing guys over the railing
- Parkour style chase scenes
If you actually read all this thanks for giving me a bit of time. Send on the questions!
Here's a small blurb about my last project I did with my crew. "To Save One's Self" was shot with the same crew I'm using for this and is currently on it's way to festivals world-wide. Our Director of Photography was Peter Wilke (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0929054/), A camera operator for movies such as "A-Team" and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes".
Enjoy the "To Save One's Self" TEASER HERE:
Stills from my last short "To Save One' Self".
If you'd like to see a full copy of it, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a private screening.
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07-14-2012 10:15 AM
Last edited by MatthewC; 07-23-2012 at 11:46 PM.Ovjamaica said: "Filmmaking is NOT about getting all of the technical details write. "
07-14-2012 06:35 PM
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Your promo was really cool, but unfortunately the stunts in the background were so entertaining that I didn't catch anything you were saying. You might as well have been talking about ice cream.
That being said, you obviously have a very talented group of people to work with so I am definitely excited to see this! Also love the concept art.Follow me on Twitter: @jg_henderson
07-14-2012 10:16 PM
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- Apr 2012
Lol - I agree with that JG said 100%. Love the background and Ice cream sounds nice...
07-14-2012 10:26 PM
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- Mar 2009
Cool promo. I didn't hear a word you said. Hope there's more to it than just stunts though.
07-15-2012 03:43 AM
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- The Hague, Netherlands
Best croudfunding video.....EVAH
07-23-2012 11:47 PM
I have some updates from our Stunt Rehearsal yesterday. It was nice to finally get some of our stunts together and see how they flowed.
First up is a quick edit of the fight scene we put together on a stair well:
Second, is the leap over the balcony Bourne Ultimatum style. We will be dressing the ground out as grass and using smaller boxes and pads to make the jump a bit bigger. We won't be using wires or harnesses.
Thanks for the feedback on the campaign guys. I'm trying to update it as much as possible with new content, I got some good photos and BTS stuff today, so I'm prepping a blog post and video for a few days from now.
Last edited by MatthewC; 07-23-2012 at 11:56 PM.Ovjamaica said: "Filmmaking is NOT about getting all of the technical details write. "
08-05-2012 09:55 PM
Thought you folks might find this a bit interesting.
We've got 3 hours left in our campaign. I wrote a blog post about Why My IndieGoGo campaign failed, and most of it is information gleaned from your guys very honest feedback.
Also, we've got 3 hours left to become a part of "Citizen" - the web series.
Final hours to donate and get some cool stuff.
Finally, I have a production company here very interested in the concept. They want a treatment for an hour and half movie they want to pitch to the SyFy channel, then continue into a TV series. Of course this all depends on the movie treatment. I have to take all 8 episodes of my first season, and turn it into a long singular story. There's a lot of stuff in the middle I'm missing. The fact they love the concept and believe I can do it without even meeting me is a huge plus, fingers crossed I can figure this out.Ovjamaica said: "Filmmaking is NOT about getting all of the technical details write. "
08-07-2012 09:15 AM
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- May 2007
- Orlando, FL
Great article about the Indiegogo campaign. I'll be sure to consider all of those points for my own attempt at crowdfunding. Thanks and best of luck.
08-20-2012 07:21 AM
This is cool - good luck with it! Kind of wish you guys weren't in Vancouver. I'm about to start on an action flick myself. Do you have any advice for Action fight choreography for someone who has never done it before?
01-10-2013 02:59 PM
Watch some YouTube videos on fighting for camera. Coverage is key, and don't be afraid to get in there for quick little reaction shots as he punches/get's punched.Ovjamaica said: "Filmmaking is NOT about getting all of the technical details write. "