Posted August 3, 2015
Background: I am taking a round-the-world trip and will be filming a TV series (think parts unknown without the million dollar budget and crew). I will be traveling on a bicycle mostly. For the most part it will be me and me alone for the camera crew.
I have nudged a few tv networks about carrying the program but they have been on the fence!
I will be using two cameras (one gopro-like camera for scenes that could not be filmed with other cameras) and a semi professional camera rig for location shooting/interviews.
Training: I am an accomplished photographer, a very amateur videographer, a camera has not been selected yet.
Research: I have been taking extensive research and classes learning how to run a camera, run sound, setup a location, select and light an interview, on location shooting, post production, production, you name it. I am absorbing information at a rapid rate in the hopes of success!
Budget: does a stick of bubble gum and earwax count? But seriously this project will be funded by my own pocket, therefore the goal is to strike a happy medium between breaking my bank and making good television. My goal is to buy a slightly older but still HD rig and shoot on DV tape, while this will inherently add costs in some areas it will cut them in others.
The episodes will be shot, edited then produced and uploaded
I am going to try to avoid ADR or Foley or post sync, I think if i shoot this straight up while not perfect at least it will be real, my edits will only be to shave off pre and post roll on a cut, the rest will be kept in!
Tentative shooting schedule:
day 1 (on the ground location and shot schedule research)
day 2 + 3 (shoot days)
day 4 (edit day)
day 5 (upload)
day 6 + 7 (rest days)
Recycle for next episode
Goal: to interest enough of an audience to be picked up by a major network, if not at least enjoy the whole experience for what it is!
Feel free to share feedback and ideas....