tips/experiences for our first movie...
Posted 06 April 2007 - 03:47 PM
later fall,07. and this would be our first full feature. we've actually
got a B Actor through a connection that is interested in doing it...which
is our main force behind taking it to the next level.
will be NEW at finding buyers/investors, etc...
movie context: comedy. and, at this point we've really come to the
decision that if we actually want to try and sell this....its gotta be in
35mm (at minimum, 16mm) NO VIDEO! unless anyone has anything
to say about this theory/method......all ears!
any help how to approach these issues would be invaluable!
Posted 06 April 2007 - 04:59 PM
Posted 07 April 2007 - 12:09 AM
I'm pretty sure that Super-8 is viable if you truly want to do guerilla style of feature filmmaking, which is the cheapest of all ways to shoot on film.
Posted 07 April 2007 - 02:46 AM
I actually found this article about the movie world of
it was REALLY helpful and encouraging information
in exploring the level of taking your project to.......
and a few avenues to HOW!
keep it comin ya'll
Edited by seth christian, 07 April 2007 - 02:46 AM.
Posted 07 April 2007 - 03:42 PM
Your plan to shoot on 35mm is a wise choice if you can pull it off. It puts your film in a whole new league above the choking weeds of the low budget video stuff out there. First question you get asked is, "who's in it?". Second question, "what was it shot on?" When you say 35mm you command a degree of respect. (Note: HD and RED people don't waste your time flaming me on this point.)
That article you linked to is superficial at best, there is a huge mine field out there. There is a lot of homework to do. If you need investors it could take years to finance and pull together, Fall of this year would be ambitious.
The article did make an interesting point, many movies do turn a profit, just not overnight. It can take a year or two to get going and make sales in foreign territories for example. But once they get rolling the residuals can last for several years as the film gets shown in many different forms.