I need some feedback on the topic of taking my ski edits to a feature film. I currently produce the Beast Coast series, which is still in its growth stages. It started as an edit I did over my winter break from college, gained a following, and I developed a 3 episode series along side Epic Planks. I am so stoked because this year, I was legally contracted in again to produce 3 more episodes with a budget from our friends at Epic Planks and Ballata Skis.
However, after talking to some friends and skiers, people seem to be stoked on the idea of dedicating an entire season to making one final product, a movie. Being a film major in college (doesn't mean shit in the industry) I am really pumped on the idea. The possibility of making a ski oriented film, directed and shot by myself is a very exciting notion. I am well aware of the undertaking, and how much time goes into making a film, and its by no means an easy task. However, my school provides me with top of the line rentals for mics, lighting, studio space, editing labs and even some awesome cameras like the RED Epic and Sony FS700. So working on a small budget is not a problem for me.
I would really like to hear some stories and tips from other filmmakers, and how they accomplished producing a film. Also any mistakes you might of ran into, so I can avoid such scenarios. Lastly, what you want to see in a film. Please leave some feedback below, I will also leave links to the video series I was talking about.