About this project
We are trying to raise funds to take our independent short films to the next level through getting our hands on the proper sound equipment that we will need to raise the bar of quality on our projects. Starting with Fallout!
Fallout is a story of survival in the devastation of a post nuclear war wasteland, and a glimpse at how we pick up the pieces and move on with life.
Fallout is a short film that we have shared with a number of actors, all of whom speak very highly of the script and are jumping at the chance to be a part of the project. And we need you to be a part of the project too.
By contributing to this project you will help us elevate our dream, and the dreams of those who wish to be a part of it and see this film get made. We are asking for $3600 so we can A) buy the many pieces we need to start building a professional sound kit B) shoot Fallout the way it was intended, in wide picturesque frames with clear audible sound C) actually pay our cast and crew for all of their hard work and dedication.
So we have the actors ready to audition and get started. We have crew standing by waiting for the opportunity to bring this film to life. We have the passion and drive to bring our 'A' games to the table and pull this off with style. What we don't have is the money to see it through...yet!
Which is why this talented group of independent artists needs your help!
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges of any film involve being able to put all of the needed pieces together and make it work. So far, we have been able to meet each of these challenges and take all of the risks necessary to see them through. With Fallout the biggest challenge is getting the sound captured outdoors without having the wind and outside noises interfere.
We have picked a great location which is far enough from the roads and houses that ambient noise from the highway will be out of reach for the microphones that we are hoping to procure with your help.
We have also opted to use lapel mics to ensure that we get good sound, without a bunch of open air sounds from our surroundings. We have a skilled crew who is above all things, adaptable. This will allow us to be able to continuously change our approaches to be able to get the best results. That adaptability is essential, and we have the right team to pull it off!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
...because we asked nicely?
Honestly, though, you shouldn't. Wait, there's more to that, please don't stop reading there. Don't think of this as giving money to us. This is an investment. You are investing in the dreams and creative community that we are building and bringing together. Helping us to realize lifetime aspirations and introduce creative, enjoyable films to the public on the internet. And you are supporting independent artists and film.
To cover equipment costs, fees, and a small stipend to pay our dedicated cast and crew. It breaks down like this:
Sennheiser MKE-2-PC - Omni-Directional Lavalier Microphone with XLR Connector - $400 x 2
Audio-Technica AT4053B Hypercardioid Condenser Microphone - $220
Boom Pole - $55
Windscreen for condensor mic - $60
Cables & Make-up: $300
Sennheiser EM100 G3 Wireless UHF Diversity Receiver - $450
Sennheiser SKP 100 G3 Plug-on Transmitter for Dynamic Microphones - $300
DVD's & Prints & fees - $615
Pay for cast and crew - $800
I didn't know that was a requirement...in fact, I think you might be at the wrong Q&A.
Living in such a picturesque region of Colorado, we plan to shoot this right in our own proverbial backyard, using the Garden of the Gods and Ute Pass areas so that we can feature and highlight the colorful Colorado hills!
Not in any way. The title is simply taken from the common term relating to the radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion. The title also refers to an explosive twist in the story that will have lasting consequences whose reach will far exceed the point of impact.
- (20 days)