Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by aalenfae, May 21, 2014.
Yup. Don't wanna see another one go "Pike" on us.
Probably means that principal photography took longer than expected (various things could cause that); they lost their lease on whatever space they were renting as their 'studio' - they've pretty much SPENT the $31K on the production done to date - and need the money to pay the new (and possibly old) landlord and also to cover the costs of moving their sets.
I kinda doubt $1000 would cover either of those expenses, let alone both. I know how much it cost us each time to move our diminuitive sets from a carport to a warehouse and now to a boathouse. $1000 doesn't even cover the truck.
Yeah it maybe me just being overcautious........since I have been burned before, but it makes my Spidy-Sense tingle a bit.
It does and the fan films that didn't follow through on their promises are to blame.
They posted in July in sir Facebook page to say principal photography would be finished "this week."
So either that was delayed or they've realised they need additional footage.
Well, I'm not affiliated with the production in any way. obviously, it's some unplanned expense they didn't expect, and don't have the cash on hand to cover.
Me neither. But between the two crowdfunding campaigns they've raised nearly $60,000 to date. Minus fees, that's still a pretty hefty sum, so it's a real shame if they're now short of cash.
They had to pay for an extra months rent and need a truck to move the sets now they have finished filming. They also made the mistake of feeding their actors
It is explained at the end of this video:
Feeding your actors and crew should be a given. Perhaps the production has been more complex and expensive than they envisioned.
Hmm. I thought productions generally just had a lunch break and everyone did their own thing. Though, I could see catering for remote location shooting. I guess that shows how much I know about TV production.
No..........you'd lose half a day man.
My wife serves lunch to the cast and crew from 12:00pm until 12:30pm. No time for anything else.
That's a great point. The great film director Frank Capra once reminded a cheapskate boss that "time costs more than film." It's just as true today, even in the age of digital memory. The costs of a few pizzas and/or some Subway sandwiches pales in comparison to the hourly costs of filming, even with a volunteer production.
Linda will do vegetarian chili, Asian cole slaw, hotdogs, regular chili, sub-style sandwiches, pizza, pulled pork BBQ, and with the exception of the pizza and the occasional subway--she prefers to make her own, it's all homemade. Cheaper than getting it catered. Pizza, well, nothing beats Pizza Hut.
I gather you have never been to the five boroughs of NY, or the adjacent Nassau county?
I was always taught that if you can't pay your actors (for whatever reason), the very least you can do is offer them a meal - avoiding carbs like pizza or rice of course, because no one likes a lethargic cast and crew.
I found a long time ago I get a better performance out of some of our younger, excitable cast when we serve pizza.
I have, and I'll take it one more step: I love Chicago Style Stuffed Pizza the best.
The magic of pizza works for many professions - it's the life-blood of the average engineering student.
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