Crowd funding – Equipment list

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For our project ’22 Years later’ we have put together a budget which includes all the preliminary costs of the equipment, and crew.  This breakdown we be revised and broken to make our project as efficient  as possible. This means using our own equipment and borrowing from the university. Below is our breakdown.

‘22 Years Later’ Kit and Crew

Equipment Day Rate Days Total
Canon C100 £110 4 £440
Canon 5D MK II £75 6 £450
Zoom H4N Recorder £25 6 £150
Headphones £5 6 £30
Boom Pole £4 6 £24
XLR Cable (3) £4 (£12) 6 £72
Manfrotto 501HDV Tripod £15 6 £90
Shoulder mount £10 6 £60
Samyang VDSLR Cine Lens Kit 3 (Canon) Includes: 14mm T3.1 ED AS IF UMC VDSLR (Canon), 24mm T1.5 ED AS UMC VDSLR (Canon), 35mm T1.5 AS UMC VDSLR (Canon), 50mm T1.5 AS UMC VDSLR (Canon), 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC VDSLR (Canon)

 

£50 6 £300
Dedo Lights – Set of 3 £45 4 £180
Clapperboard £5 6 £30
Reflectors £4 6 £24
Steadicam £25 5 £125
Total: £1,975
Crew Day rate Days Total
Lighting £468 6 2,808
Boom operator £377 6 2,262
Total: £5,070

Grand Total: £7,045

We will also look for favours from colleagues to collaborate as oppose to paying for staff to join our team, and exhaust all of our links with venue owners to cut costs. This will help take our initial outgoings of over £7000 to our new estimated mark of £1000 which is much more achievable.  All of these equipment hire figures have been worked out using a site called (Mutiny media 2016). This site has helped us to understand how much it would cost to make a full gown documentary without the universities help.

In a previous post I mentioned briefely about how we aim to raise funding. Adewale Shittu the producer in our project stumbled across ‘Crowd fund campus’ a website that helps to promote and raise money for all sorts of projects. It informs you about how to make a campaign, how to get people to join your campaign and contribute, it also helps to create a media awareness around your project. We have had our first Skype workshop meeting with one of their representatives which went well. He broke down every aspect of the site and also described how much work and dedication this style of fund raising requires. We will continue to have these mini online workshops that will help set us up and prepare for the up hill battle of raising money online. He explained how the average campaign runs for roughly 90 days which may be a bit tight for our limited time frame. In hindsight I would’ve focused on funding a lot earlier then we did. It is something we almost thought would take care of it’s self.

The next step is creating a video to help promote our project and to help explain why we need funding and support from the public. We aim to film some footage when we go to meet Yomi and the uncle this coming weekend as mentioned in a previous post. We have been watching the do’s and don’ts of crowd funding videos online for inspiration and guidance. This has really prepared us for what we should try to avoid doing. I’m some what excited and worried about putting our project out there to the public for funding. If we do not receive much funding it may be an indication that our project is not as good as we thought. Although on the other hand it could really help make our project successful in terms of the funding we may receive and the public awareness we could potentially build. All in all we will continue to focus on funding and marketing n the aim to make this project the best it can possibly be.

References 

Mutiny media editor. (2016). Equipment hire. Available: http://mutinymedia.co.uk/equipment-hire/. Last accessed 1st March 2016.

Film courage. (2014). Filmmakers, Stop Making Horrible Crowdfunding Pitch Videos by Emily Best (Seed&Spark Founder / CEO). Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjKtPbyMOvo. Last accessed 1st March 2016.

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