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03-20-2005, 01:30 PM
I am an independent filmmaker from South Africa and am attempting to make a feature film with only sponsors and help from individuals for credits and as our cash budget is small pay is even smaller.
Hopefully you will be interested for the fun and exposure.

Thank you

Colin Le Roux


ps If you are interested I will send you the info etc. :roll:

03-20-2005, 03:32 PM
er... I haven't the time, nor the experiance or skill to help you, but I would suggest giving a little more info in your message, you'll probably get more response than if people have to email you.

Just a suggestion, good luck with your project!

03-21-2005, 08:12 AM
Thanks for the info.

I will try but there is a lot of info. I will try to stick to the main points.

It is a big budget movie, only I don't need a budget as almost everything is sponsored or free.

1. Locations are free.
2. cameras and equipment is free.
3. No permits required.
4. Vehicles, boats, helicopters policemen and sea rescue scene are free.
5. props. pyrotechnics are free.
6. Certain 3d animation scenes are free.
7. Most vfx I will be doing myself.
8. CG helicopters, cars and non-organic 3d animation I will do myself.
9. Most matte painting will be done by me that involves set extensions.
10. Post production, telecine and grading for free with a backend deal.

What I require is matte paintings of a coastal Ireland 300 years ago and a coastal Cape Town scene 300 years ago with no buildings etc.

I am still learning matte painting and these two scenes are not yet in my scope.

I am also doing the matchmoving as well as the other mechanical cg animation so I basically need help from somebody who has the time etc.
Therer are about 50 vfx scenes in total.

Thank you.


03-21-2005, 09:45 AM



03-21-2005, 10:03 AM
you should see this
http://www.cgchannel.com/news/viewfeatu ... ewsid=3950 (http://www.cgchannel.com/news/viewfeature.jsp?newsid=3950)
to see what digital matte painting can do for a good compositor.

03-25-2005, 04:14 PM
I am wondering why it is a big budget film, but you don't need the budget since everything is free...for you.
You need a matte painter, but you are not offering much in return for their time, talent, and effort.
Where's the budget helping the production?
Ususally, if a matte painter is going to work on a project, they want some solid idea that their work will be rewarded either in money or exposure.
Exposure will depend on the production quality and distribution. That usually comes down to the director and producers track records.
Please tell us about other films you have completed and how they were distributed. Have your films had distribution. Have they been in festivals?
Which ones?

Appreciate your information.