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EHC Interactions => The Filmmakers Chamber => Topic started by: woodenheart on January 17, 2014, 05:45:35 PM

Title: Joe Stauffer ~ An Independent Masterpiece
Post by: woodenheart on January 17, 2014, 05:45:35 PM
Joe Stauffer is an independent filmmaker from Wilmington, NC...


Native to North Carolina, Joe Stauffer broke into film and video production in his late teens. Beginning his career with music videos, Stauffer’s musical background gives his visual style a unique and rhythmic quality. Through years of experience as a director of photography and editor on multiple feature films, short films, music videos, and commercial projects, Stauffer has developed an extensive skill set that provides him with a clear technical understanding of filmmaking from writing to post-production. As an owner of a Red One Digital Cinema camera, Stauffer knows his camera’s capabilities inside and out giving him a technical edge that is all too often overlooked in the new age of digital cinema. Although fluent in digital formats, his work has been described as having a deeply organic feel that captures the audience.

Known for his leadership, integrity, and creative vision, Stauffer never fails to impress with his artistic endeavors. Budget size doesn’t affect beauty or precision when Joe Stauffer is behind the camera. Having directed a plethora of film and commercial productions, Stauffer makes every project he takes on a new and unique example of his creative talents and skill.

So, my site {EHC} had been launched for a few months. I needed to fill this place with the goodness of gore. Oh, it had its fair share of German gore, old favorites underground gore, foreign film gore but I wanted something different. Something current, something that would enter my mind, twist it all certain ways, capture my heart and give me that feeling I love when I watch indie films...and then I met Pieces of Talent.

I bought the down load, sat back...and let it consume me.


 I had to know this director. I had to have this film in my hands.

Joe and I met up on FaceBook. I'm really not a good Facebooker. I use it more to learn about films, a tool of sorts.. I guess he saw how much we loved his film. He is an amazing director. One of my favorites ever. So full of passion for filmmaking and a genuine person. He is kind and  interested in my thoughts, my feelings about film, horror and I dug that. 

Some linkage;

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2914045/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2914045/)

http://joestauffer.com/ (http://joestauffer.com/)

http://shutterblademedia.com/ (http://shutterblademedia.com/)

http://piecesoftalent.com/ (http://piecesoftalent.com/)

https://www.facebook.com/joestaufferfilms (https://www.facebook.com/joestaufferfilms)

Now for the best part..Photographs! : )



Creating..  :idea:




Award Winning!


So this is my little part of the internet dedicated to Joe Stauffer  :black_heart:

He has a few projects in the works, one is an upcoming film called;


http://azaleahaunting.com/ (http://azaleahaunting.com/)

To Be Continued.. ; )
Title: Re: Joe Stauffer ~ An Independent Masterpiece
Post by: Splat on January 17, 2014, 06:30:26 PM
AWESOME!!! Yes Joe has a tonne of talent and from my own experiences in the short periods we conversed via face Book is an awesome guy! Look forwards to the continuation : )
Title: Re: Joe Stauffer ~ An Independent Masterpiece
Post by: woodenheart on January 20, 2014, 12:33:06 AM
This certainly sucks big cock...it's a shame.

I got this from Joe's FB.  :cantlook:

Joe Stauffer
January 17 near Wilmington, NC

We think your movie is amazing! It has won a ton of awards and gotten great feedback from the audience. It is really going to sell thousands of copies and make a huge profit. We would like to distribute it.

That is great, thanks for the kind words. We invested a lot of time and money into this film, and in good faith of your claims of profitability, we would like a cash advance in exchange for the right to profit from our film since we haven't even made back our budget yet.

We don't do cash advances. Sorry. We can give you 20% of the profit we make from selling your movie.

Oh.. well, that sounds like a joke. Bye.

Title: Re: Joe Stauffer ~ An Independent Masterpiece
Post by: woodenheart on January 20, 2014, 12:37:29 AM
Happier Visuals;

Location scouting our new film with Aerli Austen and Ben Woods….



Title: Re: Joe Stauffer ~ An Independent Masterpiece
Post by: Splat on January 20, 2014, 01:33:56 AM
That distribute thing REALLY sux cock, what a bunch of cunts!!!

Love those behind the scenes shots!
Title: Re: Joe Stauffer ~ An Independent Masterpiece
Post by: JHar888 on January 20, 2014, 09:05:04 AM
Some distribution companies survive off of trying to screw naive filmmakers. Good thing Joe isn't that.
Title: Re: Joe Stauffer ~ An Independent Masterpiece
Post by: woodenheart on September 10, 2016, 10:23:14 AM
Making Movie thoughts by Joe Stauffer:

Joe Stauffer Jason Mccracken First of all, I want to thank you for your support of my film. I can understand why $250,000 would seem like a lot. Trust me when I say that it isn't. For example, Pieces of Talent costed over $75,000 to create. Keep in mind that me and David Long did not get paid, and that I did more than 5 major jobs on that production. Also factor in that my camera and equipment(at the time) costed about $50,000 and we didn't even have to pay to rent it (since I own it). Dave Dunbar, you are correct, $250,000 is quite small in the grand scheme of things. An average team member gets between $150 - $250 a day for their labor(which is very low) Multiply that average of $200/day by 15 (which is a tiny crew) and you get $3,000 per day for just crew wages. Now add rental equipment. My camera, grip and lighting package rent for between $1,500 - $2,500 a day depending on what is included. Now, factor in post production. A quality editor is gonna run you around 15k, same for sound design, same for score. Again, these numbers are low... So we have crew (3,000/day x 30 shooting days) = $90,000 plus rental ($1,500/day x 30 shooting days ) = $45,000 plus post production $45,000... We are already at $180,000 and that doesn't even include preproduction, props, locations, food, insurance, travel, actors, DVD and Bluray disc replication, marketing (which is another $150,000 at LEAST) Believe me, I would love to just make films for free because I absolutely love it. There is a reason that my camera costs four times what my car does (Red Epic vs Honda Odyssey :D) Simply put: I can stretch a budget, but it still takes money, because the amazing and talented people that I work with do this for a living and rely on compensation to put food on the table, and there is no getting around marketing costs. Once you have a film, it is very expensive to let people know about it. Yes we have a great underground scene that I am truly grateful for, however, there is a broader reach needed in order to return an investment such as a film. It's a risky investment at that, so finding someone willing to put a budget down is tough, especially since I am not a talker...I am a doer. I am totally more than willing to answer any questions you have about this kind of thing in order to clear up any misconceptions folks might have about the true cost of things. Thanks for reading this whole thing, I love you guys, I need my morning coffee now.
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Title: Re: Joe Stauffer ~ An Independent Masterpiece
Post by: woodenheart on April 23, 2017, 05:13:41 AM
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Title: Re: Joe Stauffer ~ An Independent Masterpiece
Post by: woodenheart on May 13, 2017, 07:53:26 PM
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