Welcoming Departure - The Next Scott Ballard Films Production

Saturday, October 25, 2008

New Site!

Howdy all, 

I have just completed a new website to detail the development of the next film! You can see this at ScottBallardsNextFilm.com I will be updating it will all the pertinent information as it develops. Also, I have a card set for sale at my screenprinting site twoguitars.etsy.com, of which all proceeds from the sale of this card set will go to support the film! Check out the direct link at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php=16584485, they are the camera cards. 

The script is getting ever-closer to a solid state. I am working on writing the film with Matt Lawrence, you can check his site out at www.dynamattproductions.com where you can see photos, films and his resume. 

Currently, the producing tasks are being tackled by Matt Lawrence, David Rosenblum and me. Fundraising is always the first and probably the last battle of making a movie, so we are underway on that front. If anyone out there has any connections to film or moviemaking in the Northwest or elsewhere, has any information that might help the cause, or just knows a great place to find money, don't be afraid to write in, it'd be greatly appreciated!

This weeks goal are to continue working on the script, roughly itemize equipment and locations that we currently know will be needed, and begin work on a rough budget detailing the costs. As a starting point, we are setting our sites at $50,000. This is more money that I've ever had for a film or most things, but I believe will help us in making a successful feature that we can launch into the world!

I am also continually sending my thesis film Between Night out to festivals all over the world. You can see photos from this shoot by following my flickr link. 

Until next time! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Projects

I have not updated my blog recently, but will now  begin again. Since getting my own website up (scottballardfilms.com), I will devote this blog to upcoming projects. As you might guess, there is an upcoming project! This will be a feature debut and will be the coordinated effort of my colleagues and I. We will be looking to film this next summer in Washington State. Over the next few weeks, I will be transforming this blog into a detailed account about this projects development. It will include our business plan, budget, summary, and the current cast and crew involved in the project already. Please stay tuned!

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Portland, OR, United States
I am a cinematographer/videographer from Portland, Oregon. I am a recent graduate of Boston University's Graduate Film Production Program. My thesis film, Between Night - which was shot on 16mm in my hometown of Bellingham, Washington was an Official Selection of the Hartford International Film Festival in 2008. This blog is devoted to this film project as well as upcoming productions and project. I will also feature updates on my other projects including photography, writing and Gocco art cards and prints (Two Guitars Art Cards).