Joel Kelly and I met online in 2005, and became fast friends. We began to collaborate on various projects, and in 2007 (I'm wrong in the video!) we started working on "Dead Space," a short film adaptation of a story that Joel had written for his blog.
Life intervened, and between our jobs, school, and life in general it seemed that we wouldn't be able to find time to make Dead Space. And there were elements of the plot that I didn't feel comfortable shooting without more expensive gear.
New tech has made the aesthetic we need affordable and accessible, and schedules have aligned to make a late-summer shoot possible. We're applying for grants and looking for financial support, and you can be a part of the process and get rewarded as a result through Kickstarter!
Where is the money going?
We're basically starting from scratch (in terms of production equipment, anyway).
We'll be buying a camera (Canon T3i), lenses, HD monitors, and audio equipment like microphones, cables, mixers, and DAT recorders. We'll rent as much as we can to keep costs down, but some things are cheaper to buy in the long term.
We'll also have to get permits, pay talent, buy food, and all the other stuff that goes into a film. There's a lot involved!
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