Marina del Rey, CAUSA
Hometown: Long Beach
December 10, 2011
Hello, I have a passion to produce stories about real people. I have ideas for possibly 2 television shows and about ten documentary or docudrama films.
I like documentaries because they show the interest or passion of a filmmaker or people protrayed. My goal is to produce stories about real people as documentaries or docudrama films or as a television weekly show. I'm not interested in doing business with HBO because they want all rights without paying residuals. If television projects are not financed or bought we may sell one time use through Netflix and others. I don't believe selling television shows is much harder than selling documentaries or films. Also interested in shooting around ten docu-dramas. One is about the founder of Special Ops & CIA operations. A group of junior officers led by a major hid funding development of a fighter generals didn't want. And first Black combat pilot was a prize fighter, twice highly decorated for valor, married royalty and ran a night club before world war II.
I helped AFI film students and other build sets getting used flats, building flats then painting. Also arranged for rental equipment, held mike boom and shot a commercial for my film class on super8. My production package goal is to upgrade to have about 80% of gear for any shoot to minimize rentals. Many people make mistakes in budgeting for film/documentaries. EXAMPLE: When hiring horse wranglers for a shoot in Colorado in warm weather why not ask them to bring blankets so if it snows out of season $2K - $7K is not spent of contingency budget protecting several horses from freezing weather. Tora Tora Tora producer missed one budget item of buget writer focused on installing/removal of cannons step by step, cutting hole in deck and welding it closed after removed and missed $35.00/ea rounds so budget was short $100K.
Meeting other producers I ask what they didn't include in their project budget to learn from them? And problems they ran into. And try to share some of what I have learned.
Not As Good As You Think, Waiting for Superman. Under Our Skin is about Insurance companies bribing doctors setting treatment standards After Innocense - Shows people framed for crimes they didn't commit On Any Sunday Gorillas in the Mist, Who Killed the Electric Car, Errol Morris' work, Civil War, Baseball. Also love watching Rick Steve's travel documentaries and may try doing this myself. Docudrama Films or Historical Fiction include: Reversal of Fortune, Men of Honor, The Great Escape - about 500 escape Nazi prison camp in WWII is true story Treasure: The Search for Atocha - Mel Fisher searches for aout 14 years for treasure Sparticus - historical fiction about gladiators escaping and fighting to stay free Catch Me If You Can - Counterfitter is caught and helps catch counterfitters for FBI Braveheart - About a man fighting British for Scottish freedom & raping Scottish women History Detectives - Not film but research history for information
Ken Burns, Michael Apted & Errol Morris. Michael Moore documentary skills are fine but don't care for his lies and misrepresentations.
I think the group is excellent to meet new people. A meeting monthly, bimonthly or every 3 months can be a plus.
I know you are extending you Wednesday Volleyball hours. What time do you stay until? I probably won't be able to arrive till 8ish due to work.
I found this Meetup group and it looks pretty cool with a lot of interests beyond just volleyball. How do I join?
thanks for the info, when are we starting Wed afternoon volleyball- mid March? Let me know
Hi Charles! I just saw now the message you posted a long long time ago, sorry to have missed it. Hope all is well in California, greetings from Barcelona
Hi Charles! I saw you posted on my page a while ago, but I haven't been on meetup in a while so I didn't see it! Are you still running the doubles after work on Wednesday's? If you are, where at?
Our club, see link below, is linked with the Future Manufacturing via Meet up. We have our own 3D Printer as a number of our members who are engineers that are 'into' 3D Printing, links with a number of other organisations / firms that provide our members with 3D printing facilities for prototyping. http://www.eastlondoninventorsclub.co...
Hey Charles, I got a message from you back in September that I just now saw! Anyhow, I am still interested in sailing lessons and trips if you are still arranging them! Thanks, Amanda
Hey Charles, can anyone turn up to play? Am over from the UK for 12 months with my partner Danielle. I played a bit of indoor volleyball many years ago & D has tried it a couple of times on the beach.. Regards John
Hi Charles. I am Odelia, I own a Irwin 34 located in Marina del Rey. I sailed in my places around the globe. I love sailing and always looking for experienced crew/captains . Your credential is...wow...fantastic! Feel free to contact me at [masked]. Cheers!
Hi Charles! Sorry I didn't see your post until now. Can you tell me more about how your startup is going? How, when and why do you want to set up office in sweden? tell me more!