Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Behind the Scenes of my short film


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-10-2007, 12:18 PM
UnitedEnvironment.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

hey guys, *I figured I would throw a post in and give you guys some behind the scenes video footage of my short film "The Ratred Prophecy" *Our first official night of filming took place over the weekend, and it was very interesting, especially when we went to the second location. *
be sure to check out the myspace page
www.myspace.com/ratredmovie

their you can find a whole bunch of BHS pics in the pics section and a quick teaser on the main page

let me know what you think thus far
BEHIND THE SCENES

Add to My Profile | More Videos
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 07-10-2007, 12:25 PM
UnitedEnvironment.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
and the teaser

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-10-2007, 01:15 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,431
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That is awesome! As I was watching it, I was thinking, wouldn't this scene be scarier if it were filmed at night and then I realized you had a bunch of prep work to do during the day and you were filming it at night Nice.

It does have a Blair Witch feel in the cemetary shoot.

I have a few questions:

How much time are you putting into this project per week?

Also how difficult was it getting the others to take part in the project?

What would you have done differently so far?

What are you doing for a soundtrack?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-10-2007, 04:54 PM
UnitedEnvironment.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

It does have a Blair Witch feel in the cemetary shoot.

the cemetary footage in the behind the scenes stuff was without lighting, the actual footage was all shot professionally with an awesome lighting system, that entire cemetary was lit like it was broad day light. some very creepy stuff that you will have to wait about a month or so to see.

I have a few questions:

How much time are you putting into this project per week?

truthfully, it never ends, I am writing a film that we have 250 grand for that has to start filming before christmas, and the fitness show has been picked up by nehst studios and is taking a very differnt turn. Preproduction on that is taking a long time, but its worth a lot of money, and the budget for the show is to be well over a few million dollars. more on that as it develops were in a lot of legal munbo jumbo on that right now due to the level we are taking some aspects of the show too. Couple all of that with this, The Ratred short is being shot with a budget of about $500.00 everyone on the crew is working for free to get to work with eachother before we are doing it for money. The actors are all volunteer as well except the guy who plays Ratred, and he is taking a very small paycheck. Its very hectic, but were really starting to break heavy ground.

Also how difficult was it getting the others to take part in the project?
honestly, we have to beat people down with sticks, we have people coming out of the woodwork to take part in this film in anyway possible, its the northern NJ project everyones talkin about right now, which is very cool.

What would you have done differently so far?
planned out more, we had problems getting from spot to spot with all of the equipment and people

What are you doing for a soundtrack?
we have a composer
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-10-2007, 09:02 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,431
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I am looking forwards to hearing the soundtrack too!

How has running a lawn care business helped you with running this movie production?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-10-2007, 10:27 PM
UnitedEnvironment.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

hmmmm, how has running a lawn care business helped me
ummmmmm
well, one definate thing, im very good at making something out of nothing, especially with finances. Thats a tool no landscaper should be without. Im used to harsh working conditions. Im used to dealing with people constantly.
Really, filmmaking is a business just like any other. Its just more publicized. Personally, I truly feel like making movies is what I was born to do. I love it, If I never see a lawn mower again I wouldnt care as long as I am making movies.

Truthfully the passion is very similar, landscaping and filmmaking are both professions that allow you to take an idea and make it come to life. In landscaping, I designed peoples lawns and hardscapes, I came up with ideas, put them to paper, and then built them. When we make a movie, its not all that differnt a process.
I come up with a concept, then we make it into a script. Frin that point you lock the money, just like you would a landscape project, obviously the money is a whole differnt league, but your building something much larger, and then you create the product.
the process is very similar
however with movies, I find myself doing a great deal more problem solving, especially with small budgets.
I think that is one of my main problems with landscaping. I lost interest because I didnt feel challenged anymore. when things become routine in your life I truly believe you need to change something or you will grow to regret your choices. With film, I pick the concepts, so I could change it up as much as I like.
The challenge really motivates me though
for example, with "The Ratred Prophecy" we are making a film that a studio estimated could not be done professionally for less than $20,000. We are doing the whole thing in the same professional quality for $500, now yes, we are all working for free, but what about props, location costs, etc. thats where the problem solving comes in. the script calls for someone to be buried alive, and come up through the ground. figure that out without spending a few grand. we did, but it wasnt easy

our next project is a feature length film called "The Disappearing Act" it features a story about a girl who falls in love with a magician. The script calls for all differnt kinds of large spectacle magic tricks, so we have to figure out how to do them.

After that, we have another feature film called "The Mirror Room" about a girl locked in a room of nothing but mirrors. try figuring out how to film that without seeing the camera man in a mirror reflection.

and those are the obvious challenges, never mind the real production challenges.

but dont get me wrong, I still hop on the back of my 52" bobcat once a week
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-11-2007, 02:33 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,431
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Very interesting!

What have you been doing for publicity? Have you gotten any newspaper articles written about your filming process? What about tv interviews?

Do you have someone who is focused on getting you media attention? Or does this all fall in your lap? What about getting in steppin out or weird NJ or other publications?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-22-2007, 06:25 PM
UnitedEnvironment.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

well, its mostly in my lap. We are waiting till the film is complete to start marketing it. we will be doing a newspaper article. and we are currently booked to go on fangoria radio in about 2 months. fangoria radio is a satelite radio show for horror fans. im sure will get a spot n there magazine as well. past that, myspace, and festivals will be the main marketing.

and on a final note,

http://www.unitedenvironment.com/joi...uriedalive.htm
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-22-2007, 11:00 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,431
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Anthony,

OH THAT VIDEO WAS COOL! You could even propably edit it to a 60 sec movie trailer. And the music totally worked with it. Great job!

I really think if you can, market the film more now.

Here are some crazy ideas. Post flyers around the area to promote people to join the 'cult.'

Maybe then post opposing flyers that build off the buried alive video. Show the actors face and say "i was buried alive' and then have it say something like, this cult must be stopped. And then make an opposing website that promotes the destruction of ratred and the cult.

I bet that would build tons of buzz, and press coverage !

You are so creative! Amazing stuff!
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Incorporating &...
WesleySnips
Yesterday 09:39 PM
Today 03:47 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 39
Hello from Kentucky
TRV
09-30-2014 05:42 PM
Yesterday 09:21 PM
by TRV
3 146
Mowing the hills
EyeCatchersNow
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
Yesterday 05:57 PM
by Steve
21 1,867
Real Estate??
tbtigers03
09-30-2014 06:43 PM
Yesterday 05:01 PM
by stevef1201
5 203
John Deere z235 Deck
WesleySnips
09-29-2014 06:02 PM
Yesterday 04:38 PM
by WesleySnips
5 252
Sprinkler head guards...
Sprinkler Buddy
09-27-2014 04:55 AM
Yesterday 02:50 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
6 456
Look out Bob Villa -...
Mr Dave
09-30-2014 10:06 AM
Yesterday 02:19 PM
by Steve
5 222
Question?what should I...
dalvan0
09-24-2014 11:10 PM
Yesterday 01:39 PM
by Steve
17 842
Whe does Mowing season...
jack2048
09-30-2014 07:05 AM
Yesterday 01:38 PM
by jack2048
4 216
Kohler command carb...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 03:09 PM
Yesterday 01:30 PM
by Steve
26 1,181
Help a brother...
tbtigers03
09-28-2014 11:41 AM
Yesterday 01:26 PM
by Steve
7 404
Give Me Your Problems
ellakit
09-30-2014 04:10 PM
09-30-2014 04:10 PM
by ellakit
0 17
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
09-30-2014 03:53 PM
by ellakit
1,188 336,318
Falling into business
stellarmowing
09-28-2014 04:35 PM
09-30-2014 02:17 PM
by Steve
4 363
hey
sizemorelawncare
09-28-2014 08:12 PM
09-29-2014 03:10 PM
by Steve
2 292
Update on LawnsAway and...
Ian Lovejoy
09-28-2014 10:24 AM
09-29-2014 03:09 PM
by Steve
2 347
Need to figure out how...
tjslawnde
09-28-2014 10:31 AM
09-29-2014 03:05 PM
by Steve
4 357
Aerocore Deck?
wdrdoctor
09-26-2014 06:21 PM
09-29-2014 02:36 PM
by Steve
3 483
Hello from CNY
arazucontracting
09-22-2014 06:07 PM
09-29-2014 02:33 PM
by Steve
3 740
How to price lawn mowing.
jack2048
09-24-2014 04:18 PM
09-29-2014 02:27 PM
by Steve
4 598
Pricing ????
6295danny
01-14-2013 07:54 PM
09-29-2014 02:22 PM
by Steve
35 6,611
30 Inch Push Mowers Pros...
Billy Goat
06-27-2013 08:07 PM
09-27-2014 04:11 PM
by SGL1
30 7,143
Replacing a Shindi T-27
Dan Tanner
09-13-2014 12:59 PM
09-26-2014 04:16 PM
by stevef1201
5 1,123
Looking for feed back on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-17-2014 08:38 AM
09-25-2014 09:18 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
10 1,150
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
09-25-2014 08:01 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
124 9,353
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 09:07 PM
09-23-2014 11:13 AM
by Steve
4 834
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
09-22-2014 08:02 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
11 1,209
Not sure, but anyone do...
SnowRemoval2k14
09-22-2014 12:10 AM
09-22-2014 04:49 PM
by Steve
1 779
Tribulations of working...
stevef1201
09-13-2014 08:37 AM
09-22-2014 04:45 PM
by Steve
9 1,109
Mulching beds
Bradcook21
09-21-2014 07:43 AM
09-22-2014 04:43 PM
by Steve
3 851
Scag turf tiger hydrolic...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-04-2014 10:55 PM
09-22-2014 04:35 PM
by Steve
12 1,475
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
09-21-2014 09:23 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 1,515
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
09-19-2014 03:29 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,731
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
09-19-2014 11:49 AM
by Steve
23 2,164
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
09-18-2014 06:32 PM
by Northwoods Outdoors
58 7,554
Hello from upstate NY!
A&MLawn&Snow
09-18-2014 11:19 AM
09-18-2014 04:10 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 943
Price to apply fertilizer
SS.Lawncare
09-15-2014 11:10 AM
09-18-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
9 1,127
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
09-01-2014 10:17 AM
09-17-2014 09:57 PM
by curts lawn care
4 1,562
new to the forum
SGlawncare
09-16-2014 11:20 PM
09-17-2014 08:29 PM
by curts lawn care
3 952
Help With Snow Blowing...
Robertf31
09-13-2014 10:55 PM
09-17-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 1,322
Non-Stop Summer?
SouthallMowing
09-14-2014 10:51 PM
09-17-2014 10:48 AM
by stevef1201
6 1,075
Poll - net income
Dan5082
11-15-2010 08:08 PM
09-16-2014 04:44 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 3,828
Getting lowballed!
PineHillLawn
06-27-2012 07:23 AM
09-16-2014 01:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
24 5,569
Compare this summer to...
Steve
09-03-2014 12:52 PM
09-16-2014 11:20 AM
by Hanks Lawn Care Services
15 1,751
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
09-15-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
12 1,478
Hello
Robertf31
09-12-2014 10:34 PM
09-15-2014 03:17 PM
by Steve
2 968
Newbie......Again
Jibber
09-13-2014 12:17 PM
09-15-2014 02:54 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 1,095
need help with starter...
GoGreenerKS
09-12-2014 04:23 PM
09-15-2014 02:25 PM
by Steve
3 1,020
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
09-15-2014 02:16 PM
by Steve
12 1,839
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
09-15-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 1,562
» Popular Tags
4wd apartment lawn care estimate bob villa charge commercial demonstration employee problems estimate exmark ferris first truck fundraiser georgia gopherhaul gravely hardscapes holiday how much to charge how to how to bid hydraulic introduction kawasaki labor cost landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo leaf removal lighting marketing mowing mulch estimate new buisness past due patio install podcast promotion property management company redmax reo rotating savannah scag scag v-ride seo snow plowing sprayer starting a business start up lawn care business steep lawns stihl tips top dresser toro tractor auger trailer mate pro truck new used landscape turfgrass consulting walker won't return wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:04 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:04 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy