Sunday, May 20, 2012

Plywood Canoe a Problem?

So Josh and his friend did some more sea trials for me. They determined that my plywood Canoe is a bit too narrow to be stable for youth with limited Canoeing Skills. I have put that prototype up for sale and I will try to build IWG II. This time it will be 36" wide in the middle. This should solve the problem. After all if the actors are flipping the Canoe every 2 minutes x 8 canoes it will take weeks to film one scene. With a wider most stable less speed version we will get all the footage we need quickly. I will also look into buying old canoes that are for sale. There seems to be many for sale rights now priced about $250. each

Friday, May 11, 2012

Sea testing the Canoe

So I finally got to try the Canoe out in the river. It seams to be just fine. I think I'll line up a few of our actors to give the Canoe a good workout and see what they think. Then I will make the other 7. What I may do is build another one that's a bit wider in the middle. Something closer to 36" rather than 24". It may make it a bit more stable and easier to use for the actors.

Monday, May 7, 2012

IWG Update May 07 2012

Wow! We got allot of donations in the last week or so. There are some really great people out there and I think they will be very pleased with the final production when it's finished. I taped an other promo video with Eric, Josh and Michael last Wednesday. I will be posting it on Wednesday May 9, 2012. I also have in the works a promo video with Jarek and Daimen on Tuesday next week. Keep up the great work everyone!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

GoPro Camera?

I'm only $60 away from being able to buy a Go Pro Camera for all the actions shots in the IWG film. Please purchase some DVDs or make a donation so we can purchase the much needed camera for the film. I'm going to use my PD170 for the rest of the shoot but it doesn't like getting wet. http://gopro.com/cameras/hd-hero-naked-camera/