Lights.. Camera.. Campaign!

Well this is exciting. Normally I write these blogs looking back at something, but today we’re looking forward!

This time tomorrow, we will be shooting the video for our crowd funding campaign…

…and to be honest I’m bricking it.

As I mentioned in last week’s casting blog, I am useless in front of the camera. Not only do I hate public speaking or even being the centre of attention, I have been blessed with what can only be described as one of the dullest monotone voices known to man. Truly, I’m not exaggerating. Imagine the voice of Death’s bored younger brother and you’ll get the picture. Even when I’m excited or sincere, it just comes out like I don’t give a damn.

But this blog isn’t about my insecurities (as much as I wish it were). It’s about our upcoming crowd funding campaign. As you may, or may not know, we are planning to fund The Fitzroy through crowd funding.

This is incredibly exciting. First and foremost, I would describe myself as a film geek. Crowd funding means that as film fans we can have a say in the kinds of films that get made. No more complaining that they don’t make them like they used to. Also, it allows us to share the experience and have a direct influence on the actual film.

The flip side is that as a filmmaker it allows me to discover if there is an audience out there for The Fitzroy, receive feedback on what is and isn’t working and share the experience. It’s win-win!

But a lot of people are trying to do crowd funding. So we need to stand out, and one of the ways of doing that is shouting about the film and creating a pitch video that will ‘sell’ the film. Unfortunately this means I have to get over my insecurities, and go in front of the camera. But that’s a small price to pay.

So this time tomorrow we will be knee-deep in tripods and make-up at the actual location we would like to shoot the film.

We’ll try and tweet as much as possible from the shoot and give you a sneak peak at the location (it’s awesome!).

Time to go learn my lines!