ASSOCIATE PRODUCER’S JOURNAL: Behind the scenes of HardFork!

in story •  2 years ago  (edited)

We’ve been shooting the HardFork teaser trailer for a few weeks now, and everything is running smoothly. While working with a small cast and crew could seem challenging, it’s actually a lot more hands on and fun this way…most likely because you get to do a little bit of everything.

From hauling equipment to staging scenes to operating a robot (!) my first few days on HardFork were better than I could have ever anticipated. My favorite thing about being a part of this project is watching Doug and Chris work their magic.

One of the first exterior shots we filmed was on a street in Brooklyn. It seemed like any typical New York City street. However with the use of some expert lighting and acting skills, and a confetti cannon filled with chalk dust, what I saw played back on camera was anything but ordinary. Doug and Chris transformed a typical New York City street into a dystopian future world.

While the first few days of filming were small shoots, the scenes we put together last week involved a lot more hands on deck. We had additions to the cast and crew who were extremely helpful and made the entire shoot so much fun.

One of the most unexpected things about the big shoot, was that I made my acting debut! It was the first (and probably last) time I was an actor and it was really cool. I geared up in an awesome uniform and channeled my inner CFS agent.

The larger production days involved so many cool elements. We created a high-tech Virtual Private Network in the form of a huge smoke filled vacuum tank. We also made our own elite mansion filled with scantily clad robots, thanks to an extremely talented dancer, and some dedicated actors who were great sports when we asked them strip down into bathing suits. The highlight for me however was the huge MMA fight we designed. Real MMA fighters came on set and kicked some butt. They were such incredible people to have be a part of the teaser trailer and brought so much energy to filming.

This week we start editing the footage. The clips look insane and I can’t wait for you all to see it!

Yours in the Chain,

@HardFork-Series is an upcoming narrative film mini-series with a decentralized filmmaking approach to be produced in New York City and around the world, the team includes writer @ericvancewalton, writer/director @dougkarr, star and writer @bakerchristopher, writer @the-alien, executive producer @andrarchy, producer @skycorridors, growth hacker @nickytothenines, the amazing HardFork-Universe crew, and the entire Steemit community. Please reach out to any and all of us to get involved, or simply reply below and we'll reach out!

We'd also love it if people posted about their ideas on Steemit using the #hardforkseries tag, we just want to point out that in order to avoid any liability that we will be assuming everything posted within that tag is intended to be a derivative work of the HardFork series and so the HardFork team cannot be liable for any apparent similarities between the content and the final product.

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You're AMAZING @gilliancrawford, we couldn't have done it without you!!! Thanks for all your fantastic work, and for writing this excellent post!

I still think this is one of the most exciting things on Steemit right now. How cool would it be if this got wide distribution?!

Looking forward to more updates!

Wow! You look really in character with those AR Goggles.

Thank you for all the amazing work Gillian!!

Yes, the goggles are cool but those knuckles are really bad ass, can we see a close up on those? Reminds me of my younger days.....
Keep the updates coming,

Oh great to have updates on @hardfork-series.
But I didn't get the point, this is my first and probably last time I was an actor.
Well you are good and handsome to be on the cam lol.
Adding a short video would have been more awesome ;)

woohoo! Awesome chance to shoot some scenes with you guys!

Is there anyone in NYC who would like to get together and film our own mini spin off? I'm looking for a few people who are willing to get together, write a few short episodes, direct it, film it, and edit it! I'm looking for maybe 2 or 3 people to do this with!

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Thanks for your FANTASTIC work in the teaser trailer @motoengineer! And your contagious enthusiasm! Very excited about your spin off project!

What a fun post! Thank you, @gilliancrawford, for everything you're doing!

For a moment I thought this was a live action movie... kind of like "the social network" about the creation and drama around the hardfork. haha! Good work guys and gals :)

Oh, it's great to see the updates and characters of sooting. Even there an action scene also. Nice to see all,upvoted

So much informative..

Woww..Film on hard fork?? U r making something that never made before. Anyhow awaiting :)

Nice story!! Follow me @annenolte