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  1. Thanks a lot I appreciate the input. I'll call around in my area and get some quotes - Craig
  2. Hello, I’m developing a 90min. character driven feature to be shot at one location, a farmhouse, about 45miles from San Francisco. Although actual production is a long ways out, I’m trying to get some ballpark budget figures down. Lighting/Grip is not my dept, but I can tell you it's at least two-thirds interior, day and night, some day and night exteriors, and minimal dolly and steady-cam, but no crane or special effect shots. Can any of you give me an idea of monthly rates for an electric/grip truck, loaded with the basic package? Like I said, at this point ballpark figures will do. Thanks - Craig
  3. Hello, I've heard some comments about the cost savings of post production using the Red Camera vs. using film. Can anyone give me some details as to where those savings actually are found? Also, can anyone point me to a good post production house in San Francisco that handles Red Camera post at good rates? I've got a 90min. character driven script and I'm trying to do some budget estimates. Thanks - Craig Tarry
  4. My experience has been that most don't want to hear it. If you got your actors from a website, like www.castingnetwork.com, you can post a results notice. Some will want to keep in touch with you for your next project - some might be right for your next project. Still others audition so often that they can't remember your project, so I wouldn't sweat it too much. The real go getters will keep coming back no matter what - Craig
  5. Ridley's a great Director. When I saw, Alien it was the last time I was scared in a movie theater. It pushed all my "what's in the closet" buttons. He's got great taste, great judgement in choosing his scripts - Craig
  6. I don't know. Wouldn't you need the Copyrights? Either way, I heard the 7million figure from Hedges' DVD commentary. He said "This movie sat up and fell apart 3 times on a budget of 7million, and finally the fourth time we called Gary Winnick at Indigent and they green lit it right away." Hedges doesn't go on to say what they green lit it for. That's why I think whoever came up with the 7million got a reality check from someone. That's quite an adjustment.
  7. Thanks Steve, I noticed that at the end of Hedges commentary, he says that they made it for a fraction of what they had expected. Maybe the $7million price tag they originally had was a projected cost proposed by someone with a different vision for the script? It as Hedges first directing effort and probably his first budget. Reality has a way of changing things. Thanks for your reply - Craig
  8. Hello, I was watching Pieces of April, directed by Peter Hedges. The movie is a character driven drama, shot in 16 days, with two Sony DSR-PD150's, transferred to 35mm and cost, according to Hedges commentary for $7million. It stared Katie Holmes, Oliver Platt, and Patricia Clarkson. Hedges talks about this movie being so small, and how the actors all wanted to be in it for reasons other than money. It looks very low budget, so why would it cost 7million? I'd really like to know the inside story or see the budgets of films like these and I’d like to find a website that lists the budgets of independent movies. Can any of you direct me? Thanks Craig Tarry
  9. Yeah, I'm probably a little more conservative. I'm also a hard sell when it comes to comedy. One of my favorite comedies was I Heart Huckabees. Seeing Mark Walberg get hit in the face repeatedly with a big rubber balloon had me in stitches. Anyway, glad to see my post got so much great feedback. Thanks guys! Craig
  10. Hello, the camera work on TV shows like The Office drives me crazy and I'd like you guys learned opinion. Steve Carell is one of my favorite comedic actors, but I don’t get the appeal of The Office. My main problem with it is the camera work. I can’t stand the documentary style and all the sudden zoom-ins. It drives me nuts! I did manage to watch it for a while one night and I was thinking that if you took away the camera tricks, that the material is really weak. It just wouldn’t be very interesting or funny. MTV’s Cribs was the first time I watched a program with this shooting style. I know why they used it. They figured, “our viewers have the attention span of a fly, so we’ve gotta keep things quick!” TMZ has taken this style to the extreme. The kids in their office are really more interesting than the Celebs they shoot, but the camera style is so buggin’ that I can’t stand it more than a couple of minutes. Do they think they’re more appealing that way? Your two cents, please - Craig Visit My Website
  11. Great, thanks! I've been wondering "how big is too big" of a screen for showing it like that. So, thanks a lot! Craig Thanks, good point - Craig
  12. Hello, I'm about to shoot a 10min. short film on the DVX100A using wirdsreen format (can't afford an anamorphic adapter). The short isn't going to film, but I would like to have a party at a local bar that has an 8ft. pulldown screen (they show football games on it). I'm giving everyone DVD's of the work to shown on a TV screen. Should I up rez it to HD for this 8ft screen? If so can you direct me to a source for UP-REz? Thanks Craig
  13. Hello, I'm going to shoot a ten min. DV short soon. It probably will not go to film, but I may submit it to several online sites that show short films. Should I get releases from my actors for this? THey'll be acting for DVD copy, credit and food Thanks - Craig
  14. Hello, I'm going to be making a 10min. short using the DVX100A and a Sennhauser M66 shotgun mic. The entire short is at a round table, white table cloth, wine glasses candles and a copper fondue pot in the center. The location is a living room with hardwood flooring. I can mic the dialogue ok, but I'm concerned about the proper way to record things like forks clacking against plates, wine being poured, etc. I want it all to mix right, so if there's things best added later I want to plan for it. Shots will be from a few feet away to close in. There'll be some music space at intervals along the way. Thanks for any suggestions - Craig
  15. Hello, I'm going to be making a 10min. short using the DVX100A and a Sennhauser M66 shotgun mic. The entire short is at a round table, white table cloth, wine glasses candles and a copper fondue pot in the center. The location is a living room with hardwood flooring. I can mic the dialogue ok, but I'm concerned about the proper way to record things like forks clacking against plates, wine being poured, etc. I want it all to mix right, so if there's things best added later I want to plan for it. Shots will be from a few feet away to close in. There'll be some music space at intervals along the way. Thanks for any suggestions - Craig
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