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  • ZazaCast
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    This sounds interesting... please keep us updated.

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  • plwells42
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    Ah, yeah that does sound like an expensive production with all the costumes and sets. Sorry to hear it didn't work out.

    The official 41A Facebook page is now created. Nothing really on there yet, but I'll post all the latest and greatest news as this develops.

    www.facebook.com/41athemovie

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  • David W. Jones
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    It was a biblical drama. Total budget was $747,000 including shooting the treatment.
    Like I said, that was with me calling in a lot of chips. The treatment was to be shot on 35mm while the movie was to be shot on the Red One. And honestly I was cutting as many corners as possible to come in that low. Yes all professional cast and crew.

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  • jmarkham
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    Unfortunately, with Kickstarter, if your project doesn't meet its funding target, the money goes
    back to the investors ... you can't re-purpose it.

    I think that Boxcare Faire AF100 video was financed by Kickstarter.

    jeff

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  • plwells42
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    David, just out curiosity and a desire to avoid making the same mistakes as others, what kind of production was your film? Was it an action film? Were you hiring a professional cast and crew? $700K just seems like a huge amount of money when considering a low-budget production. I'm not suggesting it wasn't a justified amount. I just don't see needing very much for the film I'm making. The cinematography is the most important element for me, which is why I'm going to dish out a good chunk to get an experienced DP that has a track record of getting the look that I want with my film. Other than that, I'm going with friends and volunteers for the other crew roles. I'll be renting the lenses, lights and some of the other equipment.

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  • David W. Jones
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    Never tried kickstart. I will say, as I posted in another thread, that I canceled production on my low budget feature film a few years back when I couldn't raise the $700K needed to produce it properly. And that budget was with me calling in favors earned over the years.

    Good Luck with your project!

    Dave

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  • plwells42
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    By the way, I just have to add that I'm really impressed with the AF100 footage every time I see it. So cinematic looking. Jan, you all at Panasonic really hit a home run with this thing.

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  • plwells42
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    I am funding this myself, so my budget is definitely shoe-string. Thus, I really can't afford a professional sound guy. I was lucky enough to get Alan to do this for travel and lodging plus a bit of equity on the back end.

    I wanted to get an H4N anyway to have a nice compact method of recording sound effects, but I suppose I could just use it for that and eliminate the sound alignment headache in post by running from the mixer into the camera. If I run a successful Kickstarter campaign (which I'm a little apprehensive about) I guess I could factor in the cost of a pro sound guy. Anyone have any success with Kickstarter?

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  • jambredz
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    also wondering why the h4n and not a professional sound person with their gear

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  • ShawnMi
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    Originally posted by plwells42 View Post
    I'll definitely keep you all posted on the progress. The pressure is on now to make sure everything has that extra notch of quality. For instance, I think I'll swap out the NTG-2 mic in favor of the NTG-3 (just a much nicer sound out of that and it works great for both indoor and outdoor shots). I'll also be using an SD 302 mixer feeding into an H4N. And of course I'll be renting a kit of Zeiss ZF.2 lenses instead of using the old Nikon primes I was planning on using. I know the CP.2 lenses are supposed to be better, but they're the same glass just in a different housing and I really don't think a "nicer bokeh" is really going to make that much difference.

    Wow, congratulations and best of luck!

    Just curious though, why the H4N over recording uncompressed in-camera?

    Shawn

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  • David W. Jones
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    Kind of wondering about your budget & crew size after your last post?

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  • plwells42
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    I'll definitely keep you all posted on the progress. The pressure is on now to make sure everything has that extra notch of quality. For instance, I think I'll swap out the NTG-2 mic in favor of the NTG-3 (just a much nicer sound out of that and it works great for both indoor and outdoor shots). I'll also be using an SD 302 mixer feeding into an H4N. And of course I'll be renting a kit of Zeiss ZF.2 lenses instead of using the old Nikon primes I was planning on using. I know the CP.2 lenses are supposed to be better, but they're the same glass just in a different housing and I really don't think a "nicer bokeh" is really going to make that much difference.

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  • Jacob_A_Hauser
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    Sounds exciting! I'd love to see how it turns out, from an AF100 user's point of view.

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  • Jan_Crittenden
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    Yes keep us all posted. Sounds like it will be a real thrill ride.

    Best,

    Jan

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  • Ken Hull
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    Being a sci-fi enthusiast, I'll be looking forward to seeing this. Sounds like fun! And congratulations on getting Alan on-board with the production.

    Ken

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