Lessons We Learned From Making Our First Feature Film For Under $8,000

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Location, Location, Location

Joe Badon: You know, going through our first feature film, one of the things that was most important was finding locations before writing the script and I think that was a huge deal because say a lot of times you just want to write a script with any location in mind because you want that creativity just to flow. But then when you go (after writing the script) and find the locations you might have thought “Oh, it will be easy to find some school that will donate their weekends or something.” And you’re not anticipating that…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

Storyboards Can Save Your Life

Joseph Andrade:  I didn’t expect to walk into the first meeting of the film and immediately know what the film was going to look like in the end (which was very important). And now that I am editing the film, I don’t really know what I would have done without it because every time I go into a scene, the first thing I do is look at all the storyboards to get a feeling for what Joe wants out of the scene. And knowing that, having that backbone, that structure, allows me to kind of branch off of it and to build off of it and to be more creative because I can allocate more of my mind and my time to the little details as opposed to…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

Efficient Versus Creative

Daniel Waghorne:  I think the storyboards are one of the most important parts of making sure this film got made on time. I mean we shot 90 pages in 13 days, which was kind of insane and I just remember the first time that we were presented with storyboards, I looked at this and said “This is going to make my job a million times easier.” The movie was basically already made and all we had to do was just get in there and actually shoot it and even though we did change up a few things here or there, at least we still had the foundation of everything already built. So I was able to see exactly what Joe wanted to make and …(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

 

About the Filmmakers:

Joe Badon

Joe Badon has been a full time freelance illustrator and storyboard artist since 2008. He is the writer, director and producer of the full length surreal thriller The God Inside My Ear. This is his first film project. 

Joseph Estrade

Joseph Estrade attained a B.A. in Film from UNO in 2014. He worked as an editor for various ad agencies and is currently a freelance videographer, timelapse photographer and editor for films, tv shows, weddings, commercials, music videos, and various other content. “The God Inside My Ear” is Joseph’s first full feature editing project.

Daniel Waghorne

Daniel Waghorne is a Cinematographer and professional Drone Pilot from New Orleans. His film making career started on the documentary field, traveling throughout Africa, India, and Guatemala creating media content for missionaries and non-profits. His love for cinematography grew exponentially over those years, and he enjoys creating all forms of narrative film and having fun on every set he can shoot on.  

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