79 Locations

When Brian started writing All the Others Were Practice, he made the decision that the movie could go out into the world. Often small budget films end up being shot in a few locations, but there are so many great locations across San Francisco that is seems a shame to lock ourselves in a room.

Location_map_San_Francisco_CountyWe will be all over San Francisco from the Sunset to the Mission, not at the tourist spots but in the neighborhoods, on the streets. The city is reflected in the characters. It defines where they live where they eat and how they get around. Not a backdrop or a setting, San Francisco plays it’s part in shaping our characters futures.

Over the 22 days of filming, we will be covering the city. Seventy-nine locations. That’s a lot. A whole lot. Our online coordination tools will help us corral talent and crew as we move to as many as four locations in a day. By keeping crew to a minimum we can also minimize our foot print – with less cars to park and tents to pitch we can move quickly. Still it will be a bit of a feat to pull it off.

If you’d like to watch behind-the-scenes as we film All the Others Were Practice, be sure to join us as a crowdfunder.

the Camera is (back)Ordered

One of the ways we plan to keep down costs on All the Others Were Practice is by owning as much of the equipment as possible. New camera technologies allow us to buy the equipment for less than it would cost to rent it. Plus we save on insurance costs and the equipment is always available to us with no extra rental fees. If we have to re-schedule a day or get a pick-up shot we can schedule it around the actors and locations and not the equipment.

http://johnbrawley.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/blackmagic-cinema-camera-lets-take-it-from-the-top/The downside of using new cameras is, well they’re new.

In Early January, we ordered a Blackmagic Digital Cinema Camera. The camera seems to be a perfect fit for our production, with RAW images captured directly to solid state drives. But the camera is still back-ordered, and we have no way of knowing if it will be shipped in time for us to complete our tests before production begins.

We have a Plan B camera package, but we’ll wait until the beginning of April before we abandon the Blackmagic.