Frequently Asked Questions
The deal with Kickstarter is this: We only get funded if we meet our goal. If we raise $4,999 - we get nothing, but if we can pass our goal of 5k - then we will be successfully funded! ALSO - these aren't DONATIONS. They way we generally define "donating" is that you are giving something without any return: it's a selfless, one-way gift to a cause. This is not that. Every single person who backs the kickstarter is getting a product or a service (like a biplane ride) that they've paid for.Last updated:
As with all documentaries, it's difficult to know exactly what will be in the film before you begin to shoot - but we CAN tell you this: After spending nearly 6 months of 'round the clock pre-production and concept work - the film will be something unique.Last updated:
No. We are local, independent filmmakers that are creating this work solely on our own plane so to speak (running out of aviation metaphors here). But thankfully enough, we feel very lucky to have 100% cooperation from the folks at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome.Last updated:
No Problem! Just send us a message and we can make a DVD for you instead.Last updated:
5,000 dollars is certainly a lot of money for a short form documentary film. However, if I reach my pledge I will use every cent towards making a better film. I wanted to give a complete break down where exactly these 5,000 dollars will be going, this way all of my generous backers will know exactly how their money is being spent.
PHASE 1: INTERVIEWS / B-ROLL / IN-AIR SHOOT #1
The first phase of production will be a 5 day shoot. We will be interviewing our main characters, covering the airshows, and spending some time in the air to capture these amazing planes in action! Our $ breakdown is like this:
5 Day Rental Period - Insurance is Included.
1. Canon c300 Cinema Camera: $650.00
2. All lenses - $250.00
3. Dolly, Handheld Rig - $200.00
4. Accessories (Batteries, Media) - $50.00
PHASE 1 EQUIPMENT RENTAL: $1,150
PHASE 2: EXTREME SLOW MOTION / IN AIR SHOOT #2
The second phase of production will be a day that will be completely dedicated to in air footage. This is a crucial part of the film. I say this with all egos aside, it is my goal to capture some of the most fascinating in air footage you will ever see. This is because we are lucky enough to be living in an amazing time in the film-making world, where technology is making gigantic leaps towards helping us tell better stories. One way I plan to do this is to utilize a high-speed camera by mounting it in many positions on the bi-planes to capture a feeling of flight. WHAT IS THIS YOU SAY?? Well, imagine being able to see a propeller rotating in the air, but slowed down to the point where you can see each blade cutting through the wind, and each individual piston desperately struggling to fire! (maybe not that desperate, but you get the point).
2 Day Rental Period -
1. FASTEC Ts3 Cine High Speed Camera - $625/day
2. Production Insurance - $800.00 (quote)
PHASE 2 EQUIPMENT RENTAL: $2,050
Our production costs will be the following:
1. $450.00 - This includes fuel costs for the biplanes to get us into the air, as well as our own transportation and food costs for the film crew.
PHASE 3: POST PRODUCTION
The last phase of the film is dedicated to post production, mainly submission fees to all of the major film festivals, and production costs for the original soundtrack to be recorded at Nevessa Studios in Woodstock and ThinkFast Studios in Red Hook.
1. Submission Fees - $500.00
2. Original Soundtrack Recording Costs: - $850.00
TOTAL COSTS: $5,000.00
That is exactly how we plan to spend our $5,000 goal. I hope this overview was helpful and fun to look at – We must keep going to try and raise what we need!Last updated:
DIRECTOR/DP/EDITOR: Devin Pickering
In the past 15 years, Devin has created content spanning documentary, reality, and narrative filmmaking that have been featured on ESPN, FOX, and PBS television networks, as well as both domestic and international film festivals. His most recent project, “Once in A Lullaby” (Editor, Score) was met with a standing ovation and critical acclaim at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.
PRODUCER/KEY GRIP/AUDIO NINJA: James Foster
"Starting in Dublin, Ireland, I began in the studio doing just about everything. First comes making tea, then assisting, then I was mixing. I have been fortunate enough to work with industry leaders at the renowned Windmill Lane Studio. My time there included acts such as The Script, the Irish Philharmonic Orchestra and The Jonas Brothers. Also, working live shows gave me experience that recently led to a seventy date American tour with Irish rock band Lluther, playing venues such as The Viper Room, LA and The Mercury Lounge, NY. Now I live in upstate New York and have begun my journey with film".
AD/2nd CAMERA/PRODUCER: Francesco Paulo Cordaro
Francesco is a Hudson Valley based filmmaker and co-founder of Fusion Box Films. He has worked on films internationally and throughout the US, as well as working on AMC's American Haunters. Together with Devin Pickering and 211 Productions, he created the award winning narrative short Animus. His most recent project, “Once in A Lullaby” (Consultant Editor), was met with a standing ovation and critical acclaim at the 2012 Tribeca Film FestivalLast updated:
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