pre-pro Making a Low Budget Sci-Fi Film

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It's been a while since I posted. Since then, the set director of the film has created and posted a video that I'd like to share here.

After taking a much deserved holiday break, we are planning to start finalizing the edit of the film, and capturing the spaceship sequences with green screen.

Hope you enjoy, and if you could show Joel some love by liking the video, that would be phenomenal! Thank you.

 

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So, I have a trailer mock up. I want to share it with this community, but I'm wondering how I can do it securely without getting it into the public eye. Any ideas or thoughts?

I just want some feedback on it. I was thinking about also enlisting the IndieGoGo backers to help as well. I just want this thing to be banging when it comes out. Really get the hype behind the project.
 

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Hey everyone. Still working on the special FX and sound area of the film, but the rough edit is pretty much complete.

The new trailer will be coming out tomorrow.

It's been a long, intense road to make a scifi short film with practical FX. But, I learned so much, and got humbled a couple of times. I'm still happy with what we were able to achieve using models and custom built sets.

The team behind this project are so amazing. All of this will really be a culmination of their hard work and talent. I can't wait to show off what they accomplished.

Thank you to this community for sharing thoughts, ideas, and help throughout the whole process. I really hope you all will enjoy what you see when the final project airs on the internet later this year.
 

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Sorry for the long delay folks! Been really busy wrapping everything up. With all the craziness going on right now, I am looking into what festivals I can submit the film to... While also finishing up the last bits.

The entire film should be completed by the end of next week, with that said I wont be able to show it right away depending on festival rules.

I am however making a behind the scenes series on my youtube channel that goes behind the entire process from starting concepts to finished product.

If you are bored in isolation, please give it a watch and share it with other fellow filmmakers or SciFi fans.


This is part 1 of what appears to be looking like a 7 part series. I will gradually be releasing these short clips as we get closer to the films release. Thank you for your support and patience, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts and feedback!
 
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The film is in the can! Phew, that one was a challenge. So much love and labor went into this short film, but in the end it has been all worth it.

Completing the film is only the first step though, so now its all about getting the crew/cast labors reviewed and screened. I've submitted to over 16 festivals, and have gotten back a couple of reviews. All in hopes to listen, learn, and share the films process.

Here are the links to what we've gotten back about the film so far:

Reviews:

Interviews:

Thank you for following us and supporting us here at this forum. It means the world to us to have your support. We poured our souls into this little film, and now that it is finally over... Well I don't really know how to feel about it. I feel relieved, sad, and happy all at the same time.

I can't wait to share it with you all later in the year, and maybe I will get to see it in an actual theater after all this craziness subsides?
 

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We have won an official award for best scifi at the Top Shorts Monthly Festival!!! Super excited to share in this award with the cast and crew.

The final film will be releasing June 1st, so I look forward to posting here for everyone to watch and enjoy.

I appreciate everyone following this thread, and rooting for the film/helping me figure out things.

If you have any news or would like to talk about your own low budget scifi works, hit me up with a link. I'd love to chat about it.

Thanks for tuning in this far! See you in the universe!

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Just watched your last two BTS videos. Really inspiring! How many more are planned?
Thanks for checking them out Odd! There are going to be around a total of 7 episodes. I'm trying to keep the total time of each clip to around 5 minutes.

I remember for my first short film, I made a 40min long behind the scenes vid, and NO ONE watched it. Haha. Trying to learn what keeps people engaged, and what is too much.
 
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