Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Filmmaking tips from the Bahamas Film Industry

                         Making your film a reality


If money is no object and you are well established you can make any kind of movie on any subject matter and you can do it on any continent.
if you are just starting out, the best way to make your film a reality without spending a lot of money is to:
1. Base it around the things that you already have.
2.The environment you are in
3.The people around you.
For example, don’t try writing a screenplay that has to take place aboard a speeding yacht, unless you own one or can afford to rent or buy one. If you don’t even know a friend who owns one, the film will never happen.
First, visualize your movie inside your head, shot by shot, cut by cut. Draw out those shots on a storyboard. Next, you’ll need equipment, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on a camera. Just ask a friend or someone you know that has a camera, to borrow their own. Some film schools and civic organizations offer year round training that includes equipment. Finally, there’s post-production. When you have finished shooting your movie, you need to find a good processor to develop your film. Sometimes they give discount rates to students or low – budget productions. Lastly, you will need to edit. After it’s changed to video format you can use a video editing system like: Final cut pro or Avid to do your editing.- starsinparadise.com

Monday, April 8, 2013

Making it from script to screen and beyond in the Bahamas Film Industry

New development deals by
Megavision Pictures


Megavision Pictures has entered development deals with 15 box-office entrepreneurs in The Bahamas who are embracing a limited open window to take their story from manuscript to big screen. The major challenge among many is to make the transition to full time careers by the end of the year.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

First round of development deals for movie-makers will be announced at Bahamas Film Industry press conference.


How did JEFFORD CURRE'  Paradise Intrigue 
benefit from Megavision Pictures development start-up deal?

















While most artists require a major PR campaign and millions of dollars each year to keep their career alive, for some strange reason, it seems that  Jefford Curre’  is getting away with a whole lot less.  According to a Megavision Pictures filed report issued in 2004, he’s not really getting away at all.  He has paid his dues in personal sacrifices beyond your wildest dreams, and has clearly earned a right to succeed without compromise or apology.  In the beginning Megavision Pictures spent an insane amount of money establishing his "key man" position.  Apparently, they had little or no doubts about his ability to make it this far. 

Today, he’s riding mostly on momentum, as the Bahamas indigenous movie industry approaches a whole new exciting phase.  Jefford Curre’ is considered by many to be one of, if not  the most influential figure in the game.   The achievements of his near impossible missions have established him as a serious force to  be reckoned  with.  But according to those that make up the core of his entourage,  Jefford Curre’ is far from serious.  He’s responsible, yes, but definitely not serious.

Coming in March 2013 Stars In Paradise magazine will have the first run exclusive access behind the scene and into the jet-setting lifestyle of the Bahamas leading man of action. It will be his first interview since the Wall Street Journal featured him in the article ''The Networking Game''. Keep up with Stars In Paradise  daily, it's about to get hot.  starsinparadise.com 

Oh, we almost forgot Megavision Pictures has announced the projects that has made it into its first round of development for 2013. Stars In Paradise will be giving you the update daily as it unfold.


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Jefford Curre'. At the core of the Bahamas Film Industry.

Jefford Curre'.
Could he be among the few
positioned well enough
to take the Bahamas
movie industry to the
next level?




With all odds stacked against him, he started his journey as a shy, nerdy, skinny kid, living on a dead end street on the 7 by 21 mile island of New Providence in the Bahamas. Challenging times, hard work, bee stings and fierce discipline, has no doubt played a major role in Jefford Curre’s evolution into a world class, award winning talent. With a whole lot of help, he is successfully rewriting the rules of box-office super-stardom.
To some, he’s a jet setting playboy with a “Midas” touch, to others, he’s a trusted spiritual leader. Whatever your conclusion may be, one thing remains clear and without contest, Jefford Curre’ is more than just a leader, he is an artist beyond compare, and a powerful inspiration to anyone who struggles to make impossible dreams come true.

Follow the path and find out why they call him the Bahamas' leading man of action.

Jefford Curre', coming this March on starsinparadise.com.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Comasuki makes new distribution deal

Cutting the cost of reaching the world



"Comasuki" extends its distribution deal with "Megavision Pictures" in order to better serve new market interest.

Full story in "Stars In Paradise" magazine.





Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Part 1 Million dollar secrets of the Bahamas Film Industry

       




Closely
Guarded Secrets of
“Made For Movie” Money
If you are new in the film/entertainment business, your biggest problem will be finding finances for your film. Though there are many options you can take, more than likely you may only be aware of a few. Such as: applying for grants, borrowing money from banks, relatives or friends. These channels very often do not work out for the artist in the long run, but it is a quick way to get into the game.

The best way to finance a film is in an investment consortium, under the guidance of a mentor, who by the way can be very instrumental in helping you to acquire your own money eventually. Oh, did I say the taboo controlling word, "mentor"? Yes, mentor. Mentor in this day and age? Yes, a mentor is someone who activates the humility within you that creates an atmosphere for learning or connecting to a higher level. This person is usually someone you wish to be like and someone secure enough not to worry about the possibility of you succeeding beyond him or her, should fate have it to be. The truth of the matter is, if the relationship is structured properly neither parties would have to be concerned about ending up in an odd or seemingly strained relationship position. Your success will automatically lead to further success for your mentor as it is the law of nature. Extremely successful people working in the Bahamas Film Industry all understand this concept and benefit greatly from it.
For more on how this relationship is structured stay tuned to starsinparadise.com


Monday, April 1, 2013

Students! Here's your big break into the Bahamas Film Industry

Here's your big break! Now all you have to do is blow it!


Becoming a published “Stars In Paradise”reporter can change your life. Even as a volunteer freelance writer there’s no telling how far you can advance.

1. You can put it on a resume! This will demonstrate that you have a great command of the English language.

2. You will have the opportunity to build important relationships with other important people you will meet during interviews, press gatherings, parties and special events.

3. You will greatly improve your professional image at home and abroad. Future employers will find you far more attractive because of your new found status in the film entertainment industry.

4. It could be a training opportunity or entry level position of a new career. A prestigious “Stars In Paradise” reporter is a highly respected individual worldwide.

5. You can use your new found position to impress and attract new friends or loved ones, and when you start to make real money from your talent, you will have someone to share it with.

6. You will be instrumental in keeping an unbiased view of the development of the Bahamas’ film industry, and build a reputation that will make you a trusted voice in the eyes of savvy decision makers.

7. Whoever assumed you were just a lazy bum, sitting around the house all day, watching TV, wearing out the sofa, and eating all the food out of the refrigerator, will realize how much they had underestimated you.

If you live in the Bahamas, frequently attend film industry events in the Bahamas, or report on indigenous Bahamian film projects in progress anywhere in the world, this could be your opportunity to become a published “Stars In Paradise” reporter.

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