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Accruing Your Crew

Accruing Your Crew

A note about crewing: Projects cost money. A little or a lot, they are going to cost you money. Even if you’re doing something small and creative with your friends, if you can’t provide them with abundant filtered water and a solid meal on any day longer than 4 hours, you’re not ready to shoot. […]

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seriously, don’t be a dick

don’t be a dick!

the past couple weeks have brought lessons with one particular moral: don’t be a dick. this is what happened – and sorry, but i will not be naming names. a short while ago, a producer friend and a DP friend were upset with a director i know. they found him to be a bit condescending […]

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Don’t be a hippie, but that’s beside the point.

Get a good producer. Confidential to the film student who doesn’t feel like reading this whole post: I ask you at least take this lesson to heart- NO, YOU CANNOT BRING A LOADED GUN ON SET JUST BECAUSE THOSE KEWL GUYS IN NEW YORK DID IT. Get a good producer. Just do it. I know […]

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Producers’ Report – Leprechauns & Lies

2/10/12 If you haven’t read anything else about it yet, Leprechauns & Lies is our latest produced project, and first official run at a live show for the superfreakos. This is a passion project for Chad- something he’s been working on for 20 years and with the encouragement of his incredible acting teacher Gary Imhoff, […]

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Love me some spreadsheets.

Project Management A huge piece of producing, especially independent producing, is seeing a project through the process from points A to Z in as efficient a manner as possible. This can be a challenge when you’re working on a project in a medium you’ve never used before such as, oh I don’t know, animation? And […]

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Updates

Updates

Whoa! It’s been a while. Sorry about that. As you can see from Chad’s and Denny’s posts lately, we’ve been in a blur of production and travel, shooting two projects and then leaving immediately for the Big Island Film Festival. It’s been a ton of fun but definitely exhausting. Now that everyone is back and […]

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two weeks of insanity!

two weeks of insanity!

so i’m starting to think we’re biting off a bit more than we can chew. i mean we’re normally pretty busy – working full-time jobs and also trying to get a production company off the ground at the same time can be a little nuts, but these next two weeks are completely ridiculous! i mean […]

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busy busy busy

took friday off from the Doody to prepare for the Broken People shoot for Kyle Puccia. had a great, long rehearsal with the two incredible actors who played the leads: Murisa Harba and Charlie Capen. they were amazing in rehearsal and even better on set over the weekend … but i’m getting a little ahead […]

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