I want to show how anyone with a camera phone these days can capture the most intimate moments beautifully!
WE DID IT! You can still be a part of this production and Pledges still appreciated for POST Production!
UPDATE 2: We have cast our leading role for Romance in NYC, Rachael McOwen! Everyone say congratulations and listen to what she thinks about the Kickstarter Project!
Remember we are only 25% away from reaching our total funding goal. Please share, like, pledge. Anything you can do to get us over the top would be amazing! Thank you everyone for your support and help!
UPDATE 1: Check out this test footage we took with some of our sponsored equipment! This is not a representation of final product or actual scenes, but gives a feel for what we are going for!
My name is Tristan Pope and I am a photographer/director in New York City. My passion is to combine the everyday with the glamour we see in magazines and films alike. To be able to capture a moment whether it be in a film or photograph can breathe life into even the smallest of moments, forever frozen in time.
You can view my work at tristanpope.com
Tristan has worked as a director of Machinima productions for Blizzard Entertainment based on the World of Warcraft and the upcoming Diablo III engine. He has spent the last years building his photography business, and has loved the synergy between video and photography. He sees it as an opportunity to continue to live out his passion for directing and artistry in tandem.Both his personal and departmental accomplishments with Blizzard—the Emmy-award-winning episode of South Park’s “Make Love, Not Warcraft”, multiple trailers, cinematics, commercials, behind-the-scenes DVDS, the chance to work with state-of-the-art video/film/graphics production and post-production equipment—would make him a great investment for this film.
Without giving away the entire plot, I want to make a short film, filmed exclusively on the iPhone 6 that captures what it means to be in love in beautiful New York City in the fall. With the air turning crisp and the holidays around the corner, it is never a better time to feel the warm embrace of someone next to you under the covers or to take a drive out to the orchard to go apple picking for the season, or nuzzle into someones arm as you cram into a taxi to get home after a long day.
How to Achieve This
What We Need
- Tryouts (a location to hold them, assistant)
- Locations (a taxi, an apartment, permits etc)
- Make up Artist
- Hair Stylist (continuity over a few days of filming to show pretend it is only one is IMPORTANT)
- Someone to help you light the nighttime shots to look natural
What You Get
All backers will get an exclusive link to the video when it is completed for a private viewing. Depending on what tier you support us with will grant you other rewards. Take a look to the right to see what you can do to help support us and get a little something in return! From your name in the credits, to a brain storming session over Skype with the director, to full executive producer status. (depending on how much we raise we may even do a meet and greet after the filming is done for a private screening for all the donors of a certain level)
This has been an idea very close to heart idea for a long time and when I finally looked down and saw my phone which was capable of capturing such an intimate body of work, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.
Other Ways You Can Help
I know some of you are in the same boat as us and cannot contribute monetarily. That is OK.
We will be holding castings for extras as well as the main female lead. So if you can act, there may be a place for you.
We will be looking for the perfect apartment to call “home” to this couple, so if you have a great place feel free to tell us about it!
We are always in need of dedicated interns, so if you would like some experience in a real world short film scenario, contact us.
For the rest of you, word of mouth is the best form of advertisement we could ever ask for. If you could help share this on social media and your blogs, websites, refrigerators, snapchats, etc. We would be eternally grateful.
The best part is Indiegogo has share tools built right into this form. Click one or click them all.
Thank you again for your support and we hope to bring you a truly innovative short film.
Currently have been sponsored by
If you wish to sponsor this film by donating equipment such as glidecam, steady rigs, lighting, lens adapters for the iPhone 6, battery packs, locations to shoot, or any thing to make this process go smoother, please contact us directly and we will make sure to promote you in the video, this campaign, and all associated social media via proper branding and credits as well as any website this video is released along side.
Please contact us at tristanpope (at) gmail.com, SUBJECT: Tristan Pope Photography Indiegogo
What we already have
Risks and challenges
Risks & Challenges
As with any film you have a concept, storyboards, and then you go to shoot. Will it rain that day, will you forget the put the phone into airplane mode and get a call mid shot, will it #bendgate haha.
I would say no matter what the circumstances, Tristan Pope Photography’s years of experience in the industry, being able to excel under extreme pressure, and obsessive quality control over the photos/films released… there is really no challenge we cannot overcome to make this a reality. How many grey hairs we get at the end, there is no way to really know that. Maybe we can get a heart rate monitor start up to sponsor us so we can monitor the stresses of a live shoot to see how our bodies cope with them on a scientific level and input it into the phone we are shooting on! 🙂
If we run into an unforseen issues with the iPhone 6 during filming we may incorporate a GoPro 4+ for some of the low light shots that require a higher FPS. We believe even a GoPro is a good representation of the kind of camera “you can have with you at all times” but still want to hold true to the idea of our camera phones being able to produce what we envision.