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#1 Alexis Basnett

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 05:14 AM

Hi everyone,

 

I will start by saying that I have always had a passion about Filmmaking. I have always wanted to go to Film-school but due to lack of funds that dream may never become a reality.

On the other hand I believe that anyone can learn Filmmaking but practicing, researching and trial and error. Nowadays anyone can pick up a camera and start shooting. The problem is that it is really hard to find people willing to sit down and teach (mentor) you on some aspects of Filmmaking that are hard to grasp on your own and will make the learning curve and time longer and harder. That's why I had an idea about a Kickstarter campaign that will help me and others learn from people that work in the industry and see the whole process from start to finish, on how a Short Film is constructed.

 

The idea:

 

A kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a Short Film that will also teach and document the steps involved in creating a Short Film:

 

Directing

Producing

Cinematography

etc

 

Part of the funds will be used to pay a Cinematographer who would be willing to sit down and teach his art to a team of 15-20 people in creating a short film (they will also be the crew for the Short Film). This will be done through short workshops and through the actual shooting of the short film.

This process will be documented (DVD & Digital Downloads, PDFs or On-Set Pass) and given to potential kickstarter backers as a training series so that they can also learn the process of Filmmaking. Recordings will include: Short Workshops, Discussions on set about Lighting decisions, camera movement, behind the scenes footage, etc).

Potential Perks for Backers can also include being part of the crew.

 

I am trying to sort out the cost of the whole process and I would love to hear from potential Cinematographers from here that would be interested in undertaking the teaching of this project. He/She would have to relocate to Cyprus for the duration of the Project.

The Cinematographer/Instructor will of course be paid and all Living Costs, Plane Tickets and Accommodation will be included.

 

If I receive msg`s from interested people I will have further discussions with them on how this Project will be constructed, figure out his/her pay, and also figure out a rough budget for the whole Process.

Thats is also how the Kickstarter campaign comes into play, how much to ask for the campaign. I will also use personal funds from my own pocket that I have saved.

 

I would like your thoughts on this, any input is helpful, even if it is to say that this is a crappy idea :P

 

Thanks for reading,

Best,

 

Alex B.

 


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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 05:38 AM

It may be worth checking your local arts organisations about this. There may be funds they can access through the EU, since you seem to be talking about an educational process, rather than a commercial one.


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 05:52 AM

 

Please, for the love of god, have a serious segment on audio engineering and ADR. It has to be THE most overlooked aspect among film students.


Edited by Macks Fiiod, 15 May 2016 - 05:52 AM.

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#4 Alexis Basnett

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 05:56 AM

Thanks for the reply Brian Drysdale,

I am actually in the process of checking these routes as well, although it is really hard to get access to these kinds of funds in my Country and would require a lot of steps and time which i feel would be unnecessary. I think i would prefer to take the crowdfunding route and personal funds to make it happen, which would give more flexibility in the whole process rather than having a set of rules in order to gain access to Government or EU funds.

It will still be like other regular Short Film Crowdfunding Campaign but with more in depth explanations on the process. It is not going to be an accredited Training Course. Which i think makes it even harder for Gov/Eu funds.


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