Making the Trailer for the PHOTOGRAPHICS Film:

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EXposed was our first full length adventure education film and it exceeded all expectations for us. I wanted to hit the road again and make something that rivaled the quality and the value of EXposed. That’s how PHOTOGRAPHICS came to be. EXposed focused on the science. This film would focus on the art, the history and the things that were not so easy to pin down.

We hit the road in the Super Camper for three months of travel and I started to work on the project. It was more organized that EXposed since I had the experience of with a full length educational feature. From the start I thought about how we could pre-sell and getting a trailer finished was top priority so we could try getting the ball rolling. It took till about two thirds through our trip till we had enough footage to make it come alive. I wanted a trailer without a stitch of stock footage that would showcase what we wanted to do with PHOTOGRAPHICS.

I produced this entirely on the road from a laptop, sitting in a camper – Not the easiest way to take on serious production, but it worked and I feel it’s one of the most beautiful promos we’ve done. We put the project on Kickstarter with this promo and it met funding. We didn’t get rich, but we paid bills from the trip and have an excited list of buyers waiting for us to finish the film this Fall. We also take pre-orders on the site now that the initial funding phase has passed. PHOTOGRAPHICS is shaping up to be another winner and we’re excited to show the final product. Once again, a good promo sold the show.

Gavin

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