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Old May 15th, 2006, 08:49 PM   #16
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I've been doing a lot of thinking about this. I think I'm still going to go forward with the business, but probably from a different approach. Instead of buying all the equipment I might need up front, a professional office, massive advertising campaign, etc., I'll just buy what I need as I go. That way, if it doesn't work out, I can change my focus because it gets too late.

Dave, unless you're going to post your thoughts here anyway, I will be emailing you because I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.

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Old May 15th, 2006, 10:33 PM   #17
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I've been doing a lot of thinking about this. I think I'm still going to go forward with the business, but probably from a different approach. Instead of buying all the equipment I might need up front, a professional office, massive advertising campaign, etc., I'll just buy what I need as I go. That way, if it doesn't work out, I can change my focus because it gets too late.

Dave, unless you're going to post your thoughts here anyway, I will be emailing you because I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.

Thanks!
Vince

hello vince,

like i said in one of my other posting, do a business plan first.

i never needed a office, massive advertising campain....your portfolio, word of mouth, may help your more

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Old May 16th, 2006, 12:14 AM   #18
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after reading this board, and listen to 2-3 people who have a nice formula what, and how to charge, i decided for 2006 i will charge using their formula. got myself a software so i can built good qotes, and been using this since then.
Karl, what is the name of the software, may I ask? Thanks.
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Old May 16th, 2006, 01:11 AM   #19
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Karl, what is the name of the software, may I ask? Thanks.

hello nelson,

called "paid"

hope this is not against any board rules.


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Old May 16th, 2006, 11:29 AM   #20
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hello nelson,

called "paid"

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Doesn't seem to offer anything I'm not already doing in Quicken and MS Office. Good price, though, if it's being marketed as the all-in-one film/video professional's business software.
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Old May 16th, 2006, 12:32 PM   #21
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I have some news for you... You don't need ANY equipment at all. The first mistake everyone makes coming into this business is buying toys first and getting jobs later. Go get some jobs. You can outsource everything. Rent the gear, which incidentally usually comes with experienced folks included :) Try editing at home or lease time from a local post house. You'll need the money to finance the production until you get paid, trust me. Sure, outsourcing dilutes your profits, but until you can come up with a serious volume of work, you are much better off. Most of the large commercial production houses I know have the following equipment... a telephone line. What you do need, is a good photographer, a good director, a good sales team, and a good demo reel. If you can't get any jobs now, without any gear at all, what makes you think you'll be able to get them with?
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Old May 17th, 2006, 01:17 PM   #22
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if he's bored and has money, lets make a movie.
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Old May 17th, 2006, 09:41 PM   #23
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if he's bored and has money, lets make a movie.
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Two questions: 1) What do you have in mind, and 2) can we make money?

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Old May 18th, 2006, 12:53 AM   #24
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Two questions: 1) What do you have in mind, and 2) can we make money?

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hello cince,

now you want to be an investore?

sorry, but i can't follow your thoughts anymore.


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Old May 18th, 2006, 02:21 AM   #25
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if he's bored and has money, lets make a movie.
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There you go Vince, make a movie... 200 grr should do it. A buddy of mine is producing one for 450g and expects to sell it to a distributor for $1m. No theatrical release, straight to DVD. 2 copies in every video store in the US... now your talking... Check out Robert Sanders site at http://www.starwaypictures.com and watch his trailers. They're pretty good.
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Old May 18th, 2006, 10:14 AM   #26
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Vince, I sent you an email. Let's use that to talk.
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Old May 24th, 2006, 08:10 PM   #27
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Old May 26th, 2006, 12:09 AM   #28
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LOL, I was getting ready to post some advice and now see this has turned into an investment thread! NICE! Just know that pretty much every spent on an indie film is lost, I think the chance of recouping is less than 2% or so. Docs can be made for much less and have a niche but devoted audience. I have already done one doc that will gross more than 10X the production budget and have another in the works that could do the same. That is a good way to start off... get some help though, it takes more than just money!





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Old May 29th, 2006, 09:27 AM   #29
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Amazing thread----I love the way it has evolved into a thread with indies looking for financing---its hillarous!
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Old May 29th, 2006, 12:31 PM   #30
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C'mon you guys... don't rain on their parade (LOL). I for one, think that if all goes well, they could recoup as much as 5% of the original investment.
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