We’ve had a busy start to 2016. This week we catch up on what we’ve been working on and tackle a short topic: Should we just go out and make our first feature DIY style, in any way possible, for as cheaply as possible, or wait for funding so we can hire a crew, name actors and get a higher production value?
Show Notes / Links
The Daily Struggle
- Alrik’s shooting a new short called “The Rage”
- Alrik talks about Directing some pieces for an actress’ reel
- Alrik talks about two feature film projects on the horizon and choosing between them and wondering if they will get in the way of his own feature project “The Alternate”
- Alrik talks about prepping for his new short film “The Rage” that he’s shooting Sunday January 24th. And gives the reasons he decided to do another short film
- Timothy talks about his latest struggle with finishing “The Spirit Machine” and the big decisions he has to make to get it finished
Topic of the Week – Ways to Approach Shooting Our First Feature Film
Filmmaking has become increasingly accessible and you can make a movie with very little equipment/crew. What is the best way to approach your first feature? Run out with a camera and just tell your story on your own or try to raise $200k -$500k and do things the traditional indie way.
- El Mariachi Style – grab a camera, a group of actors and just go do it DIY style for as little money as possible
- Contemporary Indie Approach – wait for funding so you can do it right with a proper crew, name actors and higher production value
- What approach appeals to Timothy?
- What approach appeals to Alrik?
- What are the pluses and minuses of working with a crew vs doing everything yourself?
- Timothy brings up the bigger question for himself: what’s the movie that I’m passionate about that I’ll stop at nothing to bring into the world? I don’t want to just make a movie, I want to make something I believe in.
Things to Share
- Vicious Lips and the carreer of Albert Pyun (Alrik’s Da Vinci)
- Amy LaCour Trio – Blood & Vein
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