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Low Budget 3D

Published : 22nd May 2010

Hi all-

I've got a client who wants to do a one day 3D shoot in Redding, CA for a doc. She has no idea what it might cost and asked for my help. I don't think she has the money, but then I don't know what the money might be.

Probably looking at a RED or SI-2K rig. Anyone willing to throw out ballpark numbers for what such a thing might cost?

Thanks

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Art Adams | Director of Photography
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Art Adams wrote :

>>Probably looking at a RED or SI-2K rig. Anyone willing to throw out ballpark numbers for what >>such a thing might cost?

Call Max Penner at Paradise FX. Tel: 818.785.3100

Greg Lowry
Scopica Inc. | Scopica 3D
Vancouver


Art Adams writes :

>> I've got a client who wants to do a one day 3D shoot in Redding, CA for a doc. She has no idea >>what it might cost and asked for my help.

Something doesn't sound quite right here. If she's going into production on a 3-D doc, presumably she's already done her cost breakdowns for the film as a whole.

Or is this a 3-D sequence to be inserted into a 2-D doc? ... You know, like inserting one colour shot into a B&W flick.

Or, kidding aside, will this shoot constitute the whole doc?

Or has she perhaps not thought anything through at all?

Dan Drasin
Producer/DP
Marin County, CA



>>Or is this a 3-D sequence to be inserted into a 2-D doc? ... You know, like inserting one colour shot >>into a B&W flick. =;O)

That's what it sounds like. I've already shot a couple of days on it, along with at least one other crew on the east coast, and it's been

EX1's and HPX-170's. I assume this is one component of a much larger project that has yet to be funded.

Art Adams | Director of Photography
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ICG, SOC, NWU


As the RED and SI-2K 3D platforms are working very nicely, I would be glad to discuss availability and rates and prepare an estimate, off forum.

Bob Johnston
Executive Producer Paradise
3D Production and Technical Services Company
FX 818-785-3100


Art,

I would also encourage your client to consider 21st Century 3D. We offer cost competitive solutions that may be better suited to doc shooting than a large beam splitter (although we do offer beam splitters that accommodate RED ONE and Sony EX3 cameras).

I think it would be inappropriate to quote prices in an open forum like this but please explore our web site or feel free to contact us directly.

Jason Goodman
CEO
21st Century 3D
505 8th Avenue Suite 1006
New York, NY 10018
212-244-8585

727 N Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA 91502
818-729-0372