Sam from Shasam Productions was the first to submit a project through the Submit a Film on my blog. (You can too.) Shasam Productions has been working on a web series called, Double Blind. (Which you can watch here) As we all know, creating a short film is hard enough, however creating consistent content is even harder.
* The Following is from Guest Writer, Sam from Shasam Productions. *
"One limitation we really had to work around was space. First of all, we live in New York City, so space is hard to come by, but I think even experienced filmmakers in other cities have trouble trying to book space, etc. And on top of everything, we didn't have any sound equipment, so the set had to be entirely quiet. Basically, anywhere outside or in public was out. That left our dorm rooms. So, the entire concept of the show had to be based around the fact that we could only film in college dorm rooms. Focusing the show around college seemed natural.
We also just had the two of us. We were on a tight schedule, and no one could help out at the time, so the types of shots we could do was really limited. But we did what we could! I think our limitations were fine considering the medium. YouTube videos don't always have to look perfect.
One thing that I learned is not to settle for a crappy shot. Looking back, there are definitely shots where limbs were cut off, etc, and now, it kills me. I wish I had adjusted the camera and that we had redone it. We didn't redo a lot of shots because we were really on a time crunch when we filmed what we have so far, so we didn't feel that we could afford to lose any time. But I wish we had."
Thanks Sam for submitting your series to my blog and hope you have good luck with your web series.
You can watch the Web series, Double Blind on Youtube (the Pilot is bellow)
You can also follow them @ShasamProds or on Facebook
Zachary Will is an Award-Winning Filmmaker creating short films and content for the Internet as the owner of Riverside Studios. He has a Bachelor's in Film from Full Sail University. He has worked on productions for companies like Webmd, Sears, Home Depot, Six Flags and more!
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