Springtime for Hellyfish
Hello again Hellyfish enthusiasts,
It may seem like the Hellyfish hullabaloo has died down a little, but since success of our Kickstarter we’ve actually been so busy we haven’t had time to blog. Here’s a quick rundown of what we’ve been up to:
STUDIO A GREEN SCREEN SHOOT COMPLETE!
Our movies opens with the introduction of two unlikely heroes : Habib (Moh Sinbawy) and Natasha (Agnes Asplund)
In 1.5 days we collected over 20 amazing shots for the opening scene, including 5 very difficult dolly shots (special thanks to the dolly crew. Sorry we’re so demanding. You guys nailed it!). It was very challenging, but also very rewarding shoot. The cast and crew did an outstanding job as usual. See all the PHOTOS HERE.
PLANNING FOR THE NEXT BEACH SHOOT (Wednesday, March 14th)
Yes, that is what you think it is – an HD Go-Pro camera about to be strapped to a remote control helicopter. We’re still working out a few kinks in the protype, but we’re hopeful that we’ll be ready to get some big flyover shots of the pier in two weeks (weather permiting). Come on out to the beach next Wednesday (3/14) at noon if you can (it’s the first day of SCAD spring break!). Watch the Helli-copter virgin flight, drink a few complimentary beers, and be an extra in the movie.
HELLYFISH ACCEPTED TO “FAST PITCH 2012″
“FastPitch 2012 is designed to identify promising local entrepreneurs, coach them, and then grant them access to community resources in an effort to help them start new ventures and grow existing ones.”
We are honored to be accepted and we are very excited to pitch Hellyfish to venture capitalists in the Savannah area. First prize is $1,250, but more important is the opportunity to show our plan to potential investors. We believe that the Hellyfish brand, including a locally-produced feature film, video game, and merchandising is a business that could bring growth and cash flow to the Savannah film community. Let’s hope the FastPitch people think so too! You can watch our pitch on March 29th at the Georgia Costal Center.
UNDERWATER SHOOT PLANNED FOR MARCH 30th
What beach monster movie would be complete without a few underwater shots? Thankfully, with the help of our Kickstarter donations, we’ve been able to reserve a day at the dive locker with the extremely talented underwater camera operator Mehmet Caglayan. We’ll be getting a variety of shots that will look much more professional than the underwater handycam stuff we had in the Kickstarter video.
A FEW OTHER TRICKS UP OUR CLAWS
Several of our donors have ponied up the $500 for their own kill scene. We’re brainstorming. We want to hear your best ideas for kill shots!!! Please leave it in a comment below…