Blueshift Films

Shift into the Blue

F.A.Q.

  • What's the deal?
    • Getting your hands on fancy gear is always fun!  Instead of focusing on only creating new content under Blueshift Films the idea came up to help out other independent filmmakers and artists in the community who might not have otherwise been able to acquire a RED brain to film on.  And voilà, we're here with this indie short project!  This is a way of getting involved, giving back, and partnering with other great filmmakers and creatives to help them better execute their project on the visual and technical aspects.
  • What is the purpose of the application?
    • The application has several purposes but will mainly be used to get to know your project and the current state of development it is in. It will be the main tool used for consideration of Blueshift Films' involvement with your submission. The application may be lengthy but we are only going to look at serious projects submissions. Fill out the application to the best of your ability and don't get discouraged by any questions or information you may not have.
  • Can I apply if I don't live in Texas, Oklahoma, Reno, NV, or New York City?
    • Yes you can! But your location(s) must be in our required areas.
  • I live in one of the three areas but my location is out of state, can I apply?
    • No, your locations must be in one of the listed areas
  • I'm in New York state, not the city, can I apply?
    • Only New York City based projects may apply.
  • I'm in Oklahoma, Reno, or Texas, how can I compete with NYC?
    • First, this isn't a competition. Second, Justin is from Oklahoma and is based out of Texas currently, so maybe it'll give you an edge...
  • Can I apply if I'm in Nevada?
    • You must be within or near Reno City limits. Let us know in your application!
  • My production will be more than one day can I apply?
    • Only single day productions may apply.
  • My production is multiple days, but I only need the RED and you for one day, because I have another camera the other day(s), can I apply?
    • No. It must be only a single day.
  • I only have a script, can I submit the script to apply for the project and is a script required?
    • No script is required on this first application but may be asked for if your project is chosen.  Projects with only a script will most likely not be chosen over projects further along in pre-production. A project with locations, cast, crew, storyboard, blocking and lighting plans will be highly favored. You'll notice in your application there is no attachment field for files.
  • What do I need to submit?
    • You need to fill out the application form HERE and later answer any requests sent to you in regards to your application.
  • When and where will the announcement be?
    • There is no current plan for any public announcement. 
  • Is there any advertising or promotion for chosen projects?
    • There is no current plan for advertising or promotion of any potentially chosen projects. BUT we'll most likely be sharing those amazing screen grabs of the amazing content we film so be prepared.
  • Is this a contest?
    • No, and there are no prizes. Think of it more as a collaboration!
  • My project isn't ready now, but will be by the deadline or even later?
    • Send in what details you have!
  • My shoot date is before the deadline date, will this affect me?
    • You may not want to wait to go into production as the number of applicants may be very high and we will need time to review and coordinate with any potential production we will be a part of with this RED Blue Project.
  • What if my shoot date isn't until later on during the production dates you provided?
    • Send in your application! There are ZERO guarantees as to the best dates and what will be chosen.
  • Hey, can I just get the camera?
    • No, this is not a free rental and there is no pickup or delivery. You'll have Blueshift Films with you, hands on during production.
  • I sent in my application, my production date is closing in, and I haven't heard anything. What gives?
    • You will receive no guarantees or notifications. The best course of action is to move forward with your project as scheduled.
  • About that script, I really think you should read it...
    • Fill out that application form first. More may come later...
  • What if there is an amazing detail about my project you didn't ask about?
  • What if I can't provide all the necessary gear to fully outfit the camera brain?
    • Don't get discouraged! Fill out the application form about your amazing project. Anything is possible.
  • Hi, I'm a student, I heard RED is awesome, can I apply?
    • You are highly encouraged to apply!
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