No Princess in the Castle: Recapturing the Realm-Women Who Game
Meet the Cast!
Risks and challenges
In filmmaking, there are many crucial elements that must be tackled. Important coordination in pre-production (planning), production (shooting) and post-production (editing) are our biggest challenges. We have accomplished these principles in our past documentary film, "The Video Craze" and have learned to expect the unexpected. We are confident our past experiences will help us masterfully conquer the following:
PRODUCTION- We have many different locations that we need to fly, hike, run, drive and swim to. Each person featured in our film is from a different town, city and perhaps country! We are prepared to travel with heavy professional grade equipment, work long hours until the job gets done right. The women are ready to tell their stories to us, and we want to make sure their interviews are full of meaning and entertainment.
EDITING - As many great filmmakers have said over the years, "The final rewrite is in the editing room." This could not be truer in our experience. Editing is always a challenge. We are facing this challenge head on by purchasing new computers and backing every edit we do on several external hard drives.
MUSIC SCORE - As you can imagine, music is of huge importance in making a good film that people connect with. It is our goal to get a music score that matches the tone and emotion of our story. We already have a fantastic soundtrack included, but there is always that chance to get someone BIG! This could also include a future release of a soundtrack on iTunes!
ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE - For the historical piece of the film, our next challenge is to get approval to use archival clips from the 70's through the 90's. Not only will we now get to hear about the history of women pioneers, we will be able to see it. We have a team ready to go to get this done and licensed.
VOICE OVER NARRATION - We plan for much of the story of the film to be told by the people, but for those sections where some explanation is needed, we need a great VO narrator. We have several known VO actors in mind but need the funds to pay them.
MOTION GRAPHICS - The story we are trying to tell with our film is a BIG with a need for some extra visual *UMPH* to get a key point across. Motion graphics also include a quality intro & end credits sequence. It's our job to get our special effects graphic designer to give us the empowering vision this film needs.
BUDGET - Our biggest challenge, and for many filmmakers like us, is staying within budget. If we go over our $60k goal, here is our breakdown of how we would utilize the extra funds directly into the film:
$75k: Popular music: We need to make sure we cover cost for catchy music and bigger bands!
Animation: We want to create a fun and immersive visual film!
$90k : Celebrity Voice Over! We have a few celebs in mind, and we could use a recognizable voice that people can connect with.
$100k : International Cast!
We can go bigger and reach out to the other amazing women outside of the United States!
On a personal note, we believe in the power of self-funding with Kickstater. We have funding our own projects and have supported other films in the community. We hope that our message gets out to the passionate and loyal circle of gamers & film lovers. We are looking forward to telling our story.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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