Gateway Sound is a documentary by Justin L. Fisher about the music and recording studio business. It highlights the changes and challenges of an industry in flux. Are studios surviving in this new world of music? How are musicians recording these days?
The documentary takes place in St. Louis and its surrounding areas. St. Louis isn't the "focus" of the documentary, but merely the setting. This could just as well be your city. As a mid level market, it's a good barometer for the rest of the country.
We are raising funds to gain access to gear and services necessary to make this film a success.
There is a base amount set of $3,750 on Kickstarter. That is the BARE MINIMUM needed to make this film happen. But the more money we raise, the more amazing end product we will have.(Ultimately, $7-9,000 would be a comfortable place to be.) If we don't meet our goal, we may have to sacrifice interviewing some fascinating people because of travel restrictions, certain footage may not look as good because of cheaper cameras, or we may have to cut corners the overall look of the film in the post production process.
Here are some estimated figures for a sampling of what we need. Granted, there will be a myriad of miscellaneous costs as with any film production, but these are the important costs.
- Color Grading $1500
- Editing costs $1,000
- Transportation and Travel $500-$1,500
- Marketing $300
- Misc Gear/Rentals $2,000-$3,000
- Data Storage $400
Who We Are
Justin L. Fisher - Director, Producer
Justin L. Fisher is an Emmy and Telly award winning audio engineer from St. Louis, MO. Justin has worked with artists and companies such as En Esch of KMFDM, Brian McKnight, Black Fast, Disney, Lucas Arts, and Anheuser-Busch. He is also an educator and Vice Chair of the St. Louis Audio Engineering Society.
Alvaro Aro - Director of Photography
Alvaro Aro is a filmmaker/photographer based in St. Louis, MO. He has directed, filmed and edited a number of award-winning projects in both the narrative and commercial sides.
Scott Stoltz - Executive Producer
Scott Stoltz is a Telly & Hermes award winning film producer in St. Louis. Owner of SCS Studio Filmz, he has Executive produced the Emmy-nominated film, "Joe's Place", as well as "Four Color Eulogy", "Casualties of the State", "Assignment 13", "7 Minutes" and "The Beggar and the Road Kid".
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Risks and challenges
Luckily, this is a fairly low risk project. I’m a dedicated person that always strives to finish what I begin. Many of the people to be featured in interviews have committed to helping me make this a reality. We have a strong music community eager to be featured and offer their music for the soundtrack of this film. The only real risk is the time it takes to finish the project. I am aiming to finish shooting everything within 1 years time. However, I AM interviewing musicians, producers, and audio engineers primarily. These professions equate to busy schedules. I am at the mercy of those who are being interviewed, but I am committed to finishing this film in a timely fashion because “I” want to see this film just as much as you do!
-Justin FisherLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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