If you are shooting any kind of project which requires a knife or weapon being used in any type of stunt capacity, you always want to have an actor safe FX version that will not harm them in anyway. Backseat's Doug Sakmann specializes in being able to duplicate (or create from scratch) any kind of weapon you can imagine. The weapons can also be cast in any type of durable material (foam, urethane, soft or rigid plastic and more). This enables film crews to have multiple versions that are camera and actor safe but also look and feel the same as a real weapon on camera, as well as FX versions that can be retractable, incorporate spraying blood FX and more. Continue reading "Custom FX Knife and Weapon Fabrication"
Backseat Conceptions provides comprehensive production and staffing services for all types of media including commercials, movies and television. We are an innovative company that has grown and evolved with the industry over the years, providing services for hundreds of clients - from unknown filmmakers to multinational companies. Through these experiences we have developed a system and infrastructure that is geared for speed and quality.
The Backseat.work website highlights the production services and equipment that we provide whether we're the lead production company or providing department specific staffing. We can cover any aspect of the job for you including production management, camera and electric departments, practical & special FX, production design, above the line consulting, project development assistance and much more. We also offer crew training and video services for private businesses, setting you up with an infrastructure for you to produce your own content.
To get a taste of some of our past work check out our portfolio website here!
After the sales frenzy at this year's Sundance Film Festival the tables have changed again for the state of independent film as a business.
For years the prices paid by studios to acquire independent films has been going down. This decline was based on many factors but the biggest one was decline of DVD sales, which provided a buffer of profit because people would buy tons of DVDs. This buffer allowed studios to spend more per film on more films knowing that not all of them would turn a profit but the extra money from DVD sales would keep everything in the black. Since that profit stream is basically gone the distributors have had to be more thrifty.
Continue reading "Suddenly investing in Independent Films is a good idea again!"
Director of Photography, Camera Operator, Producer / Director
Since he emerged from the jungles of Peru in 2009 Zafer has primerailly worked as a Director of Photography for the past 10 years. He's worked on reality television including: I'm Amish Get Me Out Of Here, Duck Dyansty,My Husband's Not Gay, I Guess My Husband Was Actually Gay, Breaking Amish, Amish Mafia and Continue reading "Producer Bio: Zafer Ulkucu"