DreamFactory Studios is a film, TV, commercials and entertainment parent company with divisions in New Jersey.
We haven't used any of these Crowdfunding platforms except for kickstarter in 2017 But didn't get anywhere with that campaign. So now I'm thinking of trying either Indiegogo or Seed&Spark or even Patreon? To procure capital to move into Preproduction on our intellectual properties. Does anyone have any suggestions or advice I could discern to take for a successful campaign? We'll need to hire a Crowdfunding Campaign Manager.
A Classic picture. Thank you for the article. And the SHOT of the car over the bridge, I could swear that the writers and Director of the picture BEETLEJUICE (1988) borrowed that?
Great article. But I see some here bashing film or Celluloid, Silver Halide, Photochemical, Nitrate. Why? If digital is truly just a tool and you say get over it and use digital because it's today's tool? Then why get bent out of shape when a dedicated Film fan opts to use film? After all, they are both "Tools", are they not? I happen to prefer Kodak Motion Picture Film Stock, that is 35mm, 16mm, and 65mm over digital. And I exclusively film on or with PANAVISION and ARRI whether Film or Digital. Maybe SONY too now added to my arsenal recently. But I know they are both tools so I often talk it over with my trinity group of advisors, my DP, Production Designer, Editor. To see which is best to suit the Story. I'm also a Supervisor at my Design/Construction/Special Effects Division, Imagination Workshop Studio, and even in those Departments we all know that both Traditional Practical and Mechanical Special Effects and Digital Animation/Visual Effects/CG are best when it's a marriage of the two. That's what I like to call... MOVIE MAGIC.
Great article. Thank you. Nothing to say here about feedback, just listening. Except, that I heard from a colleague that the best thing one could ever do is just show up and do your best to be of service or help make the picture or series or commercial, finish well. That's the mark of a professional. No one could ask for more.
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Hardware and Software and Equipment and Supplies are just Tools. I work by a philosophy I've learned from someone in the business a long time ago and that's, "Its not the How's in this business, it's the Why's you should be concerning yourself with. Master that technique and you can achieve any job or problem that comes your way." In other words, the tools we use to get the job done are just subservient to us, no matter how technologically advanced they become they'll always be tools for us, but it's the knowledge of knowing or figuring out the problems on set or in the studio we encounter that we should hone and sharpen.
Great article. I still need to tighten up my Production Office and Staff. But... "What if you can't hire someone seasoned to handle those tasks?" Well, you just dive in and do them yourself because you need to know them anyway. Or maybe it's time to start boning up on hitting the books to learn. "What if you need to wear multiple hats and take the more DIY approach?" Relax, have fun, and to coin a phrase...just do it. Many Filmmakers, including me, still wear multiple hats on a picture or series or commercial, even #MasterofCinema Steven Spielberg. "What if you just want to make sure the person you hire is doing everything correctly?" That's an easy one, you hire someone you can count on in the first place and someone you trust unequivocally so you don't have to follow or shadow them around. That's how. And besides, don't do that. Would you like it if someone did that to you all day long? I don't think so.