November 22, 2017 at 10:48AM
No Producers. Seriously...?!
I am writer-director living in Pune, India. I have been developing a short film for a year now. On my previous posts, I mentioned that I want to shoot a short film on 16mm and 35mm film formats at 48fps.
I believe, I have solved hyper-real issues produced by 48fps with few simple modification with camera.
Before that, for two years I was looking for a budget for 90 to 120 minutes film. After the meeting with producers I felt like I should start small.
So, by keeping in mind the budget wrote this small 'Detective' story for the sake of experimenting at smaller level. But, now I am hearing the same argument of shooting a film on Digital. People are telling me the same things again. They said 'story and whole idea is interesting', but they get insecure when I mention shooting on film.
I planned it really tightly. Restructured the script in order to reduce the budget. I am trying create an accessible workflow in case anyone who want to shoot on film will find the information useful. I even gave producers 'International Distributors' list, thanks to 'Nofilmschool.com'. Budgeted it under 10,000 USD without any discount given by anyone. Trust me I can do it under the 1,000 USD on Digital. But, it won't feel the same.
Are we really near that point that we do not want to experiment with film formats and just going with Digital only because it's cheap? Don't get me wrong. I love 'Arri Alexa'.
It takes max. 15,000 USD to make a high quality short film in 'Film School' in India at 24fps on Digital, according to one producer/director. Why can't we do it on film with 10,000 USD?!
Seriously, is there 'No Producer', in India or abroad who wants to shoot any film on film?!