The film I'm working on has been WAY over-ambitious about budgeting for a RED package for an upcoming shoot. The movie (info) (Trailer) is looking great so far, its a good project, but we need 2 more packages starting this weekend, and the budget is apparently not very flexible. The producers are getting closer to locking in the packages that they have found, but I wanted to find out what else is out there because the vendors don't really have what we need and we are about to make big compromises to accommodate it. I personally would also just love know if there are any other RED owners willing to travel to Ohio on a budget. There may be an additional wimpy $200/day+overtime crew position if the owner operator wants to come out. Can't promise that, but we might be able to make that part of the deal.
so at $300/Day this is what we need, and I know thats a ridiculous price. There might be a little more but not much. I'm really not sure how they are negotiating the prices once in contact with vendors, but I think they are to some extent.
We need 2 Packages - one just for the 24th, 25th, one that stays on until August 2nd
Package 1 -Shooting July 24th - August 2nd (i'm making this list unspecific because we are very flexible about the details of the package)
Red One Package with Batteries, Red Drives, mattebox, follow focus, filters,
Primes Set (BNCR mount lenses are fine)
150mm 2 Stage Tripod and Head
Mitchell Mount Legs and Head would be a GREAT Additional bonus.
Package 2 Shooting July 24th, 25th
Same thing as above basically, except that we can use primes only, or a lightweight zoom.
If we get 2 tripods from the above package for the run-of-show, then we do not need a tripod for this part. Conversely, if the run-of-show vendor can't supply the right tripods, then we may rent the sticks from this package for the run-of-show
Thanks for checking it out. I apologize that I'm asking for such silly numbers. On the other hand, I can't say I haven't worked for some silly numbers myself, and gotten great benefit from doing so later on.
tj hellmuth (at) g mail dot com