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Welcome to the Brooklyn Filmmakers Group
Emerging technologies allow filmmaking to be more accessible and affordable; movies budgeted for as little as a few thousand dollars are empowering new independent filmmakers.
Filmmakers no longer have to devote time and energy to protracted and often fruitless attempts to find finance. They no longer have to cede creative control to financiers. Because digital video (DV) budgets are so much lower, filmmakers can make films more often, take more risks, and keep practicing their craft. Examples are a five minute short below, shot all on a 200 dollar HD camera and edited on Final Cut Express, and 30 second short, shot on a HV30 with DOF adapter.
This is going to be a little repetitive but worth noting. Please enter your preferred role or expertise, regardless of your experience:
If you’re interested in an acting role, please state Actor or similar.
If you are interested in camera work, please state Camera Person or similar. And if you own a camera please state what kind with extension involved. For an example, stating that you have a HV30 with DOF adapter would be helpful.
If you prefer post production, please state Post Production or similar. If you prefer to direct, whether it’s DP or straight directing, please state DP or Director. If you prefer to write please state Screenwriter, etc. I think you get the picture. If you prefer multiple roles please state accordingly.
It’s helpful to categorize these roles to achieve productive meetings; rather than having a hodgepodge of ideas and ego blending in a pool of alcohol, which has its place as well. Also, having a number of assistant organizers is helpful for group this size. Therefore, please let me know if anyone is interested about taking on these roles.
The TINTED VISION Filmmakers Group is a community for current and aspiring filmmaking professionals of all types who, at the end of the day, want to do one thing: create great narrative or non-fiction cinematic work. Whether the format be short films, feature films, web series', music videos, spec commercials, TV pilots, or anything else in between, the goal is to conceive of a project, develop it, and PRODUCE IT.
The unfortunate reality is that many writers and filmmakers come up with great ideas that just never go anywhere. Whether it's because those people lack money, resources, motivation, or confidence, they sadly fall into the category of "Talkers", rather than "Doers".
There are thousands upon thousands of talented and motivated artists in the New York area: writers, directors, actors, cameramen/women, editors, producers, production designers, composers/musicians, make-up / hair / special fx artists, costume designers, sound-men/women, sound designers…and most of the time, all that's needed to get a project made is a great idea, and the ability to network and get the right people and resources involved to make it happen.
Whether you work behind the camera or in front of it; welcome! We also encourage those on the business side to join us as well: entertainment lawyers, distributors, potential investors, film or actor reps, festival programmers, line producers…anyone who is motivated and dedicated to helping good cinematic works get made and seen are also warmly welcome.
If you have an idea for a project you want to do:
1. introduce yourself and your project
2. post the script or the outline / treatment for people to see
3. and let's get it made!
And if you have any talents or resources you'd like to offer to either a current or future project, introduce yourself and make yourself known.
We'll be setting up a database of this group's members and what they have to offer soon, to help people find each other in a snap.
Talking has it's place...Let's *DO*. And again, welcome to The TINTED VISION Filmmaking Group.