Day 117: Happy New Year!

Wow, it’s 2016. It’s weird how fast time flies. I’m hoping that by the end of the year, we’d have shot the film and we’re knee-deep in post-production but that means it’s time to start working on actually launching the Eternal Camping Indiegogo campaign. Granted, most of the page is already done but there are a few hurdles left:

[*] Finalizing the budget. I want to get the budget down to $50,000. I feel like that’s a realistic goal for me to reach through an Indiegogo campaign. I’m primarily working on this project by myself and I do have limited experience on working on feature films. Once I know I can do the movie at $50k,

[*] The Indiegogo Video. Yes, I have a script and a storyboard done so I’ve done some pre-production work. You know what I still need? I need equipment, I need to figure out a schedule to shoot it, and I need to find a way to edit it.

[*] Setting up a company. This is going to be the final step before we launch but I need a company account where the funds go to.

I’ve started looking into equipment to shoot the Indiegogo video today and have taken steps into perhaps solving the budget problem.

For the camera, I’m thinking a camcorder. It’ll have to shoot in 1080p HD. It likely won’t be the camera we shoot the actual movie with-we could use it a secondary camera to save time. There are some cameras I see on Amazon that could fill my purpose for less than $100. A tripod brings the cost up to $15.

Based on my research, it’ll cost me about $25 to go for a microphone. I’m not entirely sure yet if I’m going to get a lighting kit. This is just to shoot the pitch part of the video. For the teaser trailer at the beginning, I might need to get lighting equipment to shoot woods in the dark.So in total the Indiegogo video is going to have a budget to about $130.