Action Point Of View GoPro Film Called Hardcore

Holy this looks INSAAAAAANE:

Like everything on earth now, there is money being raised via crowdfunding.  If you have any extra, burning a hole in your pocket you can throw it their way.  I’m really not mad at using crowdfunding for stuff like this.  Using it to expand a business because you’re lazy AF and impatient though is another thing.

Definitely an interesting way to film, and an interesting point of view.  I felt my stomach getting queasy after a while in the above preview though because of the wacky camera movement.  Hardcore is advertised as “feature length” so to me that means it’s going to be around 1.5 – 2 hours long… whoa.

By the look of the preview trailer they didn’t cut corners on effects, locations, stunts, explosive, after effects or anything else.  That’s awesome to see.

Hardcore-Poster-GoProI wonder if anyone has ever crowd sourced free post production?  Can you imagine how quickly something like this could be finished if hundreds or thousands of people worldwide offered to spend time on it for free?  Sure there would have to be some quality control and redos, but overall it might be surprising how nicely it turns out.

Thoughts?  I hope these guys succeed.

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JohnnyIShootStuff November 4, 2014 at 03:19 am

If you have hundreds of thousands of people working on post, you’ll end up with a mess that lacks consistance. As for crowdfunding, I mostly think it’s a scam with the exception of arts projects that aren’t expected to turn a profit. The award winning short film Sriracha was crowdfunded.

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dogxhead November 4, 2014 at 06:31 am

I find it hard to believe that GoPro itself wouldn’t find this a killer marketing opportunity and fund the rest of this project, unless they already have dumped a ton of money into it.

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Jim Jones November 4, 2014 at 07:07 am

I don’t mind the push for crowdsourcing. What’s the alternative? The banks, who print money out of thin air and take ownership of your assets until you’ve paid them back (there is a reason all three major monotheistic religions warn against usury), or in the case of movies, finding another producer with money, who will also take ownership of your movie. If you can generate enough enthusiasm for your product that people are willing to invest in it, then do it. My college buddies opened up their custom butcher shop by crowdfunding all their friends and families. It worked. Their food is awesome, and they own it free and clear. My small contribution to their efforts helped. In return, I got some delicious cured meats. Win-win if you ask me!

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Gizmo November 4, 2014 at 08:33 am

I lol’d at the wilhelm scream

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Cubbie November 4, 2014 at 08:49 am

Could be good or even great. Sharlto Copley was fantastic in District 9.

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KC November 4, 2014 at 09:17 am

BTW here is another video by the same band, with the same storyline and POV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYm-dT24iRY

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TheYetti November 4, 2014 at 03:45 pm

The first word that came to mind was intense.

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Buddah November 5, 2014 at 07:11 am

Slav simulator 2015

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pod November 5, 2014 at 07:26 pm

Actually, it wouldn’t surprise me if GoPro is already talking to this guy to finance the final push.

I give him major points though for doing it this way. He’ll own his work free and clear when it’s done. Kickstarter actually forbids selling shares in a business or a project. I was going to use it to fund a project of mine, and one of the “prizes” was a stake in the business. They emailed me and told me “no”.

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