Production Reel for a local indie

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Ty Ford, May 15, 2009.

  1. Ty Ford

    Ty Ford Guest


    I'm working with a few folks who want to do a Production Reel (not trailer)
    for a new script so they can better convey the idea to investors and fans.

    They want to shoot a few scenes with local actors (probably not the final
    choices, and with lower production quality/costs).

    Something less than 3 minutes that conveys the feeling of the script.

    Anyone have any experience with this approach? Ae there any websites that
    show this approach?


    Ty Ford

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    Ty Ford, May 15, 2009
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  2. Some. Generally, it's not a great idea. You're showing them a
    version of the project that is, by definition, wrong. Wrong actors,
    wrong budget, wrong locations, wrong light, wrong everything, and
    asking them to make a leap of imagination. Not like this, but better
    - even though it's from the same people, using the same gear, etc.
    You'll end up chasing away more people than you'll pull in. The
    approach was briefly popular some years ago but quickly faded, because
    it tends to work against your purposes.
    Steven J. Weller, May 15, 2009
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    Joaquin Guest

    Here's 'Svengali' episode 1 (5 minutes) (also episodes 2 and 3), filmed very
    low budget but with mostly the right cast.
    A new Internet pilot for a comedy series from the writer and director team
    who brought you DOSE and WEDDING BELLES.
    Starring Jonathan Owen and Roger Evans. Written by Dean Cavanagh directed by
    Philip John.

    some serious interest now in taking this forward..........

    hope it's the kind of thing you mean.
    Joaquin, May 15, 2009
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    Rob B Guest

    If memory serves I seem to recall that Sam Rami did this to raise
    money for Evil Dead. Haven't heard of any other example.
    Rob B, May 16, 2009
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