Producing films, even on an amateur level, involves much more work than you might imagine in the beginning. First off, you need the right equipment. Even if you plan in buying low-budget equipment, you’ll have to budget at least several thousands of dollars in order to make a production look halfway decent. You’ll need a couple high-def video cameras. Then you’ll need accessories like tripods, lights and light umbrellas to diffuse the light, and crates and bags to carry everything. Not to mention piles of props and clothes and more.
Suddenly that simple little project of putting that story onto the screen doesn’t seem as easy as it first did once you consider the money you’ll need to spend. In fact, it can be quite intimidating to look at. The money you have saved seems to be worth less and less as the minutes tick by and you check more and more items off the list as you realize you do indeed need to purchase them.
Finances certainly are a real and integral part of film production. But it’s also important to find good talent. There’s nothing worse than watching a movie filled with actors who put no emotion into their lines and always seem to thinking of something else, who knows what, but something completely unrelated to the movie. That’s even worse than bad special effects.
You want your actors to learn their lines well. So you have them drill the lines over and over into their heads, so they can say them backwards and forwards, upside down and rightside up, asleep and awake. But how can you make sure that they take their lines home with them? What if they lose the sheet of paper? What if they just don’t look at it.
Well, here’s an idea. Put the scripts onto flash drives for each actor. Maybe you could even record sound clips of the scripts being read, and include sound files playing each individual actor’s parts alone. That way each actor could have more than just a paper script but could also have the script on a flash drive in electronic form. He could take it home, copy it to a Word doc on his computer, and edit and format it in the way he wants to help him learn it.
CFGear.com can help a director design a custom preload interface. It could contain links to the script in various formats, photos and concept images of the production, information on other productions, and whatever other data the director wants on the flash drive.
Guaranteed USB drive duplication procedures ensure that each drive has the right data on it. CF Gear also offers a variety of designs and colors of flash drives, so the director could choose whatever best fits the mood of the production. Even in the world of video production, CF Gear offers high-quality solutions.