Hello Filmmakers…We are still in our slow, “it’s still too cold to do anything” period, so not much has happened. I expect we’ll have our next meeting in April to re-connect and plan for upcoming events.
The filming of Sound Staged will more likely happen in June or July since situations have altered getting locations and resources planned for the original April timeframe. Fear not! We will still make a film! Related to that: I’ve put Sound Staged on IMDb in the development stage. (Being on IMDb is significant…we can add people and photos as the project develops.)
Howdy Filmmaking Artisans!
The crowdfunding talk from our November 6th, 2019, meeting is now online and ready to view. Casey has set up the Pioneer Valley Films YouTube channel to host our videos, of which this is our first entry.
We are set to shoot Sound Staged over Patriot’s Day weekend: April 17-21, 2020. As described in the Meeting #9 and 10 (Really Big) Updates post, a lot needs to happen to meet that deadline successfully. This is exciting. A movie is being made. This is why Pioneer Valley Films exists! Join in, be a part of this, learn how to make a film. This is an incredible opportunity.
The complete schedule is shown below. You can download a PDF version.
As of last night’s meeting at Packard’s in Northampton, we are officially in a pre-production phase. The script is finished and we got to see a “Production Script” version, which includes reports needed for detailed planning. The discussion at the meeting was mostly about locations, actors, and production roles.
We have started this co-op group as an offshoot of the Western Mass Filmmakers Group, which is a study group for all things film and video. The idea was to collect people, beginners and experts, who are willing to help others make films and, well, make them. Of course, this all starts with kick-off and follow-up meetings. These we have had.
Our first project involved doing something that might fit into a film festival that features 100 second films. That sounded like fun. Then, the group decided to make two films based on this idea. One for 100 seconds, and another variation which is a vehicle to better introduce our group to other film makers.
Stay tuned. It’s coming along.