New film project

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  • Real Name: Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

New film project

PostMon Sep 09, 2019 12:24 am

Last Thursday started on new documentary about an 85 year yodeler. 3 floors packed with 65 years of country music history. Still trying to figure out best way to shoot. This is his office he uses to make radio shows. No room for a tripod. My fat stomach is in the bottom of the photo.

I'll shoot once or twice a week for a few hours. I can't work too hard. Got ADD. I can work hard, but not on the same project all day. Got to mix things up. Will probably end up as a 1 hour to 1.5 hour film. Whatever does it justice.

Budget is next to nothing. This is an 'I do it all film.' Not knowing how to do it all is another challenge. If I hit the lotto I'd hire someone to make the film. Don't care about profit. Would give the film away. I guess that is why I'm broke. Never give $$ a thought for projects. Only though I have enuf $$ to do it half-ass. But must be grateful for having 'some' skills to do it broke. Shot some test footage on Thursday for sound and lights. No room to get the video cam in while taking a still...that is tight!

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Leon Benzakein

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Re: New film project

PostTue Sep 10, 2019 1:44 pm

If this is cry for HELP!!!
I hear you.
It sounds like you know what you are doing.
Just need to have your arm twisted.

Do it just because he is 85 years old.
From what you have posted it sounds like he deserves to leave a footprint on this planet.

Your stomach lends character to the picture.
Your ADD will lend your personal touch to the project.

"rather regret the things you do than regret the things you don't do."

I would suggest using a mono pod if space is this tight.
I did not perceive a question in your post so I will not suggest an answer other than that.

What camera are you shooting on?
Television: Lighting/Cameraman, O.B. Camera Operator, Experience in EFP, EPG and ENG , Grip, Lamp Operator
Film: Grip, Lamp Operator
Theater: Lighting Designer, Light board Operator, Stage Electrician, Stage Management

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