Hi Folks, barring major studio interest or someone swooping in with credit card it looks like I will be putting the hold on the Westport Paradox pending further development (change of writer/director?!)
Do not despair though this is not the end. Thanks for believing in my project. Your confidence is worth more than mere money (yeah right) to a prospective film maker such as myself.
My motto "Unless you're creating----you're waiting!" is not in vain and I have a major project (very hush, hush) actually under way.
I'd be happy to keep you updated on this if you email me your email address, I won't solicit money just send you the Youtube link for the project.
So barring a miracle I think we are going to have to wait a while longer for this story to be told.
Thanks again for your support.
I'll be back!
Hello and thanks again for your support. There just 6 days to go and 85% yet to be raised!
The Mayo News gave us a great plug last week and I am happy we've run a good campaign.
Will be pulling out all the stops to reach the goal over the next week.
The New Trailer
After literally hours of work we have a new trailer, which, if it doesn't give a full outline of the plot at least outlines some of the challegnes we face.
Please share it. http://youtu.be/umm5e8j6COA?list=UU_2dVLoRj_aFDIi4LaSWszA
We will be filming on Cannon DSLR to capture a full feature film feel and recording on a Zoom H4N.
Today we spent a few hours recording a new trailer to grab people's attention. Will be posting that online soon.
I'll tell you when and I hope you'll tell someone else!
Crew and casting
Well we're pretty much cast and crewed but today was about briefing people on what to expect. ie doing their own make up and wardrobe and helping out with crew duties too.
There's great excitement and camaraderie and we're delighted with the support we continue to receive.
Had a quick meeting this evening where we ran over equipment but mainly went through post production.
Looked at iMovie and while it's great for little videos it is way too basic for even our little film. Especially the lack of sound cuts and edits.
We looked at Final Cut Pro - disaster.
So looks like we will run with Première Pro, which is just as well as I have a copy, albeit not the most recent edition but the Adobe Cloud looks interesting.
While it's good to prepare and think about Post my main focus is story boarding so that as much of the editing is done in camera.
The more work would put into Pre Production the less there will be to do in post (or that's the theory).
Up and running
Well, the pitch is up on screen for all to see and our Facebook page is up and getting likes so we're hoping interest will grow and the word will be spread!
Had a production meeting yesterday and ran through equipment needs and we seem to be on track.
For now it is in the hands of the gods or rather, to use a theatrical term, the angels!