Preparing for the filming of the documentary
We want to thank our first 29 backers who have contributed a whooping 35% towards our project! We are coming to the halfway point of our kickstarter project and have started the preparation. We already selected the equipment we would like to rent, working on the logistics and sifting through some old footage.. But to make it happen, we still need your help so we can reach our goal!
Check out the video footage we dug up from an oil patch in South Kentucky and get a glimpse of what the locations will be like .. (Sorry for the lowrez)
For our film, we want to also capture the people behind the scene, the people who actually work on the fields to make it happen, and to see what impact domestic oil production has on the local community... Did you know that domestic oil is taxed on a county level to help support the schools and the community infrastructure?
Marian, our cameraman, and I have also been training with some of the equipment we have reserved - only 12 days to go until we plan to travel to Breathitt County, Kentucky. So what can we expect?
- outside shooting: we are hoping for a few sunny days, but it looks like we are going to be right in the wet season. check out the forecast with us every day http://bit.ly/wLZnlZ
- fitting the rain gear for the cam, yeap, the camera get's its own little poncho. Wonder if it will also keep the mud out? also looking at several stabilizers...
- still trying to figure out what the best audio recording equipment will be. The drilling rig is very noisy... if you have any ideas we would love to hear from you.
We received a few questions about the actual drilling. It is going to be classical and conventional drill job, no (!) hydraulic fracking, just air pressure and a rotary rig down to about 2000ft. The same way drillers have drilled into the ground searching for water, oil or natural gas for the past 50 years- and yet, you still don't know what is down there until you reach the target depth...
So, we hope you continue to support our project and help us spread the word!
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