Risks and challenges
We've learned a lot since taking on this venture of filming what we believe is an important story to be heard. "Taking it for Granted" is a low budget film and the cast, Jill and I are all working hard in the hopes that we can get it submitted to both mainstream and LGBT festivals by this summer.
The film explores individual freedom and couples rights… Where some still fight for basic human rights today, others may take our freedoms and rights for granted. And with that freedom comes responsibility.
What we've learned most in this film-making process - is that even 'low budget' films cost big bucks!! Especially since we want to present this moving story in a elegant and professional way that a wide array of audience will enjoy and identify with.
So, please help us fund this film in any way you can. It’s an important story that we all believe in and many have fought for. Individual freedom and the freedom to make personal choices.
WHAT IS THE MONEY FOR?
At the risk of sounding like a PBS fundraising commercial break -- we really want to put ALL the funding we receive directly into the making of this film! That said, the funds will directly support the production AND completion of “Taking it for Granted.” We still need A LOT of work done before our planned release date in early summer 2013 to film festivals around the world and then, hopefully be able to fund a premiere screening in New York City for our friends, family and local NYC supporters.
We are working hard to make the most movie out of our budget, but where we need your help is on finishing production and then actually finishing the movie once we’re done filming. As with the production, we’ve lined up great deals for our film editing, sound editing and color correction, but they still cost money.
Film editing: The art, technique, and practice of assembling shots into a coherent sequence.
Sound editing: The art, technique, and practice of putting together the dialogue, sound effects and music you hear.
Color correction: The process of altering and enhancing the color of a motion picture to help create the final look and feel of the film.
We also need to pay for outputs of the film, music licensing and festival submission fees. This all adds up pretty fast and we should actually be trying to raise more than the stated goal, but we don't want to be unrealistic and we have learned to make money stretch a lot further than expected.
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