The Journalist is a short film that gives a unique look on war.
The trailer and film clips available for your viewing were made for less than $300
Military battles have been fought for centuries. Throughout history, these battles were recorded through written word or verbally past down to friends and family members describing eye-witness accounts of the tragedy of war. Since the 19th century, historical records of battles have been preserved through still photography and eventually cinematography. This short film, The Journalist, is the portrayal of five fictitional journalists and their ability to capture key battles that were fought in the Civil War, World Wars 1 & 2, Vietnam War and modern engagements of the 21st century.
These brave men risked their lives in order to record the battles that our country's soldiers fought to preserve our freedoms. We have chosen this topic from a journalist perspective because battles have not always been depicted in short films from a journalist point of view. The filming of these battles will seamlessly transition from one battle to the next, allowing 1-2 minutes of film for each battle. Our goal is to make this film realistic and raw, without overdoing the use of digital effects.
Why are we asking for $3000? Making any short or long film is very expensive. To enhance the authenticity of our actors, we want to replicate the costumes of all the various war periods. For the larger battle scenes, we will be costuming 12-15 actors. Weapons, uniforms and field gear for the different war periods will be needed for each actor. All special effects will be live on camera and a small percentage of the effects will be digitally enhanced.
In order to provide tangeble on camera effects, we will need numatic explosion simulators, squibs, dust guns and smoke generators. To enhance our camera equipment, we need cinema lenses, camera rigs, and field monitors. We want to make audio a siginificant part of this film and in order to give it a high priority, we need: field recorders, mixers, and professional shot gun mics. Most of our locations are free, but some have a $300 rental fee for use of the property.
The trailer and film clips available for your viewing were made for less than $300. Our goal is to make a short film worthy of entrance to national film festivals. Part of making a great film is having a great story. We believe The Journalist is a great story. We need funding to produce a great film. Please consider being a part of this project. We are offering prizes for any contribution that is given. Thank you for your consideration of support for The Journalist.
Please take a moment to look at a few of our behind the scenes/ screen grabs from our promotional trailer below!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Level 1 ( Kitten Backer) > Name in credits > 1080p digital download of completed film (will only be available in 720p compressed on Youtube) > Specially edited wallpaper backgrounds made by our graphic design artist.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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