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Old November 22nd, 2008, 11:08 PM   #46
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New Grabs:
http://www.standingfirmmovie.com/prod/48_h.jpg
http://www.standingfirmmovie.com/prod/65_d3_2.jpg

It's a hassle to move the thing around but honestly if you want to go for the kind of quality the setup gives you, you'll get used to it. If you go higher into dollars for quality cams anyways they always get bigger and heavier and more complicated. It can be annoying b/c it is heavy and monsterous...but it gives me what I want and I can't really get what I"m getting with any other setup without spending loads more.

The budget was somewhat broken down like this: (as best I can gestimate)

Food - $5000
2 Letus Extremes - $2400
MacBook Pro - $3250
MacPro - $3500
15in. SD Production Monitor - $500
Canon A1 - $3250
Redrock Shoulder Support - $300
Nikon Lenses - $500
Bogen 519 w/Cartoni Legs - $900
Web Space - $300
Graid2 - $300
Backup Internal Drives - $250
Canon HV20 - $900
Tapes - $150

That was the meat of the technical equipment and the rest of the budget was from things in the sound department and lighting department, a dolly, then all the smaller things that come up.

There is more money to spend for Post Sound so I can mix the film. Nothing special, just a decent set of prod speakers with an audio interface but even those things will be 1500 or so. Just buying what is needed to make the film of quality and at a minimal level still costs a fortune. Thank goodness everything besides the tapes and food is invested :)
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Old December 7th, 2008, 10:57 PM   #47
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Old December 27th, 2008, 10:56 AM   #48
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Old January 1st, 2009, 03:06 PM   #49
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Looks Awesome Kyle

What format are you shooting in?

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Old March 16th, 2009, 09:47 AM   #50
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Re: Previous Post - We are shooting 1080 24F with a 1/48th shutter almost exclusively. I've done a few shots in 60i with a higher shutter to process for slow motion. We are also using the Panalook preset which gives us some excellent colors and filmic footage without Color Correction. Most of the correct that will be done to finish the film (none has been done yet in these grabs) will match shots more than alter or correct them.

I have some more grabs from shooting the past few months. It's been a long road folks but we are doing pretty good:

http://www.standingfirmmovie.com/pro...ouse_f_all.jpg
http://www.standingfirmmovie.com/prod/31r_1.jpg
http://standingfirmmovie.com/prod/38_eric_grandpa.jpg

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Old March 28th, 2009, 09:42 PM   #51
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More Screenshots from today's shoot. I have a feeling this film could be one of the "go to examples" for what the A1 is capable of. Here's hoping! :)

http://www.standingfirmmovie.com/prod/75a_outside.jpg
http://www.standingfirmmovie.com/prod/75a_cu_both.jpg
http://www.standingfirmmovie.com/pro...c_wide_all.jpg
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Old March 31st, 2009, 10:12 AM   #52
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I'm happy to report that after editing what we shot last Saturday we have some really great sequences :) I showed the rough cut to a few friends and the response was extremely positive. I think it's also worthy to note that we added about 3minutes to the film with Saturdays shoot, which is pretty remarkable considering we shot some of the most complicated stuff of the film. For the first time we had 4 characters in a scene that all had specific pieces that needed wide, med, cu, reverses on everything, and other options. I'm happy to say it all worked out very well! I'm very excited to see these pick up shoots filling in the gaps within our edit, and filling them so well. It's a thrill to see this thing coming together!

We'll be shooting at a local coffee shop in a few hours, pray everything turns out great!
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 12:42 PM   #53
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Cafe Shoot went well.
The STANDING FIRM Blog Reshoots & Pickups - Day 6

Shot from Cafe: http://www.standingfirmmovie.com/prod/84_cafe2.jpg
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Old April 8th, 2009, 11:14 AM   #54
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Reshoots & Pickups - Day 7

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Old April 27th, 2009, 08:17 PM   #55
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The STANDING FIRM Blog Reshoots & Pickups - Day 8
The STANDING FIRM Blog Reshoots & Pickups - Day 9

Grabs from the past few days:
http://standingfirmmovie.com/prod/31r_dresser_dave.jpg
http://standingfirmmovie.com/prod/74a_dave_85mm.jpg
http://standingfirmmovie.com/prod/74a_steven_50mm.jpg
http://www.standingfirmmovie.com/prod/14r_dave.jpg

The A1 never ceases to amaze me :) Incredible what you can do with a 3500 dollar cam, an adapter setup, and some elbow grease!
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Old September 27th, 2009, 02:59 PM   #56
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We'll we're heading towards edit lock, and have a Sony distrib company looking at our 3rd cut which is great news.

We've released a new trailer and website recently as well as one BTS interview regarding the films message. Here's hoping for a DVD release in the Summer of 2010! :)

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Old November 21st, 2009, 08:39 PM   #57
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Excellent post and updates along the way.

Reading about projects like this is very inspiring. I cant remember if this was an original screen play or adaptation?

Regardless, good luck with the distribution and release!
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Old November 24th, 2009, 10:34 AM   #58
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Original screenplay... :)

Shot a few pickups yesterday...tied up some loose ends after a few small preview screenings.

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Old April 20th, 2010, 07:02 PM   #59
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We have our release date! :)

Standing Firm - On DVD August 24th, 2010

It's been a long time coming.

Who says you can't make a feature film on an A1 and get it into stores eh! ;)
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Old May 21st, 2010, 08:52 AM   #60
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Looks good. Really good. 5 secs in...I became interested in what the movie was about and not about how well the camera performed. It think that means you guys did a job well done.
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