Charles

Location:

Marina del Rey, CA
Hometown: Long Beach

Member since:

August 25, 2011

What is the latest production you worked on and what did you do?

I shot a super 8 commercial in film school. I wrote the script I scouted locations I recruited actors I knew from doing lighting for a theater play I shot footage of driving a car on a trailer and car breaking down I helped a director/producer get a free gurney from an ambulance company. I found a free school track in Santa Monica. And drinks from a marketing firm. Designed a guard shack to need less plywood to save $300

What do you hope to get from Production Slate?

I want to network to find people I can help others make films and help each other find talent behind and in front of camera. Can 2-3 of us pay for admission to AFM to get to pitch each others film projects or just check it out? Can 2-4 of us share a home or large condo at film festivals like - NYC, Sundance, Toronto, Cannes, Berlin, Venice or more? I taught sailing in college to become a better sailor. But found I love talking with people for several hours about anything people want to talk about. I hope I can help other people making films and over time make a few close friends. Anyone want to play beach volleyball at Ocean Park Beach Santa Monica? Or learn to play the game?

What can you contribute to our group?

I can help filmmakers find inexpensive or free locations. I can offer suggestions to lower production costs for writer, director & producer. I can advise if a budget makes sense & may have suggestions that save thousands. Example - If horses are part of script, horse wranglers should bring their own blankets if shooting in mountains to prevent buying them if it snows before normal. The movie Tora Tora Tora detailed every expense possible to mount WWII anti-aircraft guns on deck and removing gun mount & canons to go back to museum it came from. Except ammunition that cost $35.00 a round that was $100,000 over what was expected. Experienced filmmakers know there is always something not planned for as an expense is the reason film bond companies mandate a contingency budget item. Shooting the movie Splash, a Teamster pulled out a gun and told the producer how many Teamsters to hire to film Ron Howard's first studio film. An expense not budgeted the contingency covered.

Introduction

Hello, A group has proved 200+ in jail innocent with DNA. Based on their success they believe 40,000 are in jail for talking too much to police to help frame themselves before hiring an attorney. My goal is to shoot a documentary & episodic series.


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