I used a Panasonic GH2 with various prime Nikkor lenses. We were fortunate to be able to use some equipment from DuBois Business College (primarily an Arri Lighting kit played a key role.)
Our actors were mostly theater actors from the town we were filming in. We had a few key roles filled by the director, Vincent Barnard, and his friends and family. Considering their level of experience, I was blown away by their performances. This was a testament to Vince's directing talent. The main female lead was cast from Pittsburgh and we were able to pay her to travel to our shooting location to get all of her shots done in one long day.
Overall, the series turned out great and we a pretty good critical response. The main thing I wanted from this project was to gain the experience of working on something this large in scale and also Video On Demand platforms. Although nothing blew up from this film, everyone involved certainly learned a lot and made a solid example of what kind of work we're capable of. Our theatrical releases were a surprising success that we are going to focus more on for our next project.
Watch the film at www.bluecardseries.com to see for yourself.
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