[Wision--SesQuaTercet USA - TM: proposed trademark]Petry System Family Wision USA

in conjunction with

project NEMO


Professors' Spring Break (trilogy)

[stereo-eyes-ed '3.5D' movie-version rating: PG/13]

story by Mr. Raymond Kenneth Petry, Strategic-Director
a Wision--SesQuaTercet USA production

[screenwrite][budget][sets, settings, scenes, roles][music examples][prospectus][script revisions]
[introductory notes to cast and crews][mechanics of screenwriting][project SesQuaTercet][schedule]

[science fiction] This story [trilogy of Spring Break, Spring Returns, Spring Fling] turns the whole cosmos inside-out, and presents reality in a way you never learned it in the ordinary schools - it's about four post-doctorate university researchers [a woman and three men] who slip-out late one night to hop the fence at an obsolete USNavy yard, and look inside a curious old rusting submarine roped to the dock ... but which turns-out to be so modern inside that after a pre-programmed visit to the South Pole, they ride right out of this cosmos - a little astronomical, linguistical, mathematical, and systematical [ALMS Program] exploration. Subsequently they return to Earth, but find Earth-society subtly alien - and they retrace their steps to return to the infinite outercosmos, forever ... but not without leaving a trail - courtesy their college-smart tag-along - and thence commences a cosmic exodus.

The movie shall be available digitally recorded wide-screen [2:1] stereo-eyes-ed on disk and tape. The initial shoot shall be direct minute-by-minute to giga-byte hard-drive, 4 megapixels/frame, wavelet-compressed, copy-saved to CDROM - the digitized sound and music edited in synchronized frames, fractions of a second - and the final product released on 3D-HDDVideo Disk. The advantage of digital is its reproducibility for the future of both broadcast and movie-house. Image generation shall be further enhanced and assisted by state-of-the-art computer facility. The final result shall be viewable stereo-eyes-ed '3.5D' with white 'sexichrome' or polarized safety-goggles, and (more widely available) HDDVideo, and standard (telecined celluloid) 35mm film, as well as DVD/DTV and VCR.

[The music exampled and specified in the following outlines and screenwrites is the Strategic-Director's selection from hundreds of CD's of existing works by artists whose orchestral timbre and lyrics fit each on-screen activity, and is not otherwise representative of project SesQuaTercet and its purposes ... beginning with a little unstifled a capella fanfare, it jumps right into the modern dance-rhythm musiques: a 'space-bopera']

Budgeting Notes

Production Budget Projections
SPRING (trilogy)
September 2000 [under] revision

SPRING (trilogy)
Type Science Fiction (3) Time 1:48-2:24
H3DDV 2.00
Sound AC-3
Comparable Star Trek IV
Synopsis Four post-doctorate university researchers investigate a rusting submarine, on a trail that launches right out of this cosmos. They return, but to an alien Earth, and leave forever. Their new alien university friends chase them across the galaxy. (trilogy)
Rated PG/13
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music by ...
project stature
a mandate from NEMO oganization
a liaison from NEMO organization
an option on NEMO text-source
a screenwrite according to specifications
a Strategic-Director of consistency
a schedule mandate
a producer
a co-producer
a mandate for charity shows
Summary Schedule
1 audio pre-read narration / screenwrite
1 audio listen-discussion / screenwrite
1 set pre-movement / script
1 pre-hearsal dress acting / script
1 set pre-movement / memory fragment
2 video full-dress acting / memory fragment
1 video re-lined full-dress acting / fragment
1 reality-refresh-defixation post-reading / script
1 audio-dub lip-sync post-reading / screenwrite
    ==== 10 <pre/re/post> hearsals ====
x 2 hr movie
x 10sec/8sec edit-service-loop <action>
x 14sec/10sec fragmentation
    ==== 35 hours / acting ====
+ 5 hr dressing / 4-5-6 outfits, days
x 5hr/4hr synchronicity contingency
x 60min/50min refreshments
    ==== 60 hours / full-actor ====
x 6.5hr/5hr wakeup-meal, lunch, nap, dinner
    ==== 78 hours / scheduled ====
    === 6 days x 13 hrs (2 x 6.5) ===
x 7day/6day Sabbath
x 8day/7day roman sabbath contingency
    ==== 8 days / commitment ====
x 3 movies
    ==== 24 days / set-shoot ====
  • FAU monocular HDTV camera
  • NEMO 2-CCD stereo HDDV camera
  • director, assistant, talent
  • editing, equipment
    Summary Costs
    TOTAL RETURN 140% $14.7M
    investment return 40% $4.2M
    executive promotion 10% $700K
    distribution 30% $2.1M
    educative charity show defrayal 10% $700K
    option rights project NEMO mathoughts $100K
    screenwrite $1.95M
    director of photography 5% $375K
    producer 10% $750K
    24-hr site-security 24 day $30K
    edit HDDV, music 120 day $300K
    HDDVideo (live action) 18 day $300K
    sets/settings $400K
    computer graphics animation $300K
    music rights FG $100/sec + BG $50/sec 9% $600K
    publicity artwork 2.2% $150K
    location, housing, utilities 18 day $20K
    food 100 18 day $20K
    insurance, permits $10K
    spacer 7% $345K
    SUBTOTAL good actors 15% $1.0M
    model role (4) $5K-25K/day 10 day $200K
    model role (8) $5K-25K/day 5 day $200K
    +model role (8) $5K-25K/day 2 day $80K
    other roles (2-av) $100/hr 6 day $12K
    fling lecture (~700) $100 1 hour $100K
    extended presence $10/hr leads $60K
    costumes $1K/design+ $100/layer+$100/coat 12:232
    props $20K
    spacer $310K
    TOTAL HDDV $300K
    HDW-700 (5) $1500/day 18 day $135K
    HDW-500 18 day $45K
    5.1 digital surround-sound AC-3 18 day $45K
    cube truck 21 day $35K
    A2 air cargo case 21 day $20K
    spacer $20K
    EXTRA post-production $200K
    telecine $1K/hr + E-B-35mm $43K/60m 24fps 4 perf $100K
    copy to DVD master $60K
    TOTAL direct
    Director of Photography $65K
    Assistant Director $25K
    Acting-Coach $20K
    Records Coordinator $10K
    x 3 $375K
    TOTAL produce
    Producer $65K
    AssistantProducer $30K
    Green-Screen Engineer $35K
    Production Designer $25K
    Production Manager $15K
    Production Coordinator $10K
    Legal/Accounting $20K
    Crew 10 people 20 days $50K
    x 3 $750K
    TOTAL edit
    Graphics generation 1Khr $50K
    Opticals morph-edit $10K
    Titles and Credits 40 hrs $2K
    HDDV AC-3 Sound processing $3K
    Music synch-edit 200 hrs $10K
    Sound edit 100 hrs $5K
    Non-Linear edit 200 hrs $10K
    Color correction 100 hrs $5K
    Electronic transfer $2K
    Masters Repro/Archive $3K
    Digital Tape to Tape Color Correction $750/hr
    Editing HD Online Suite $1400/hr + $250/hr/add-VTR
      [Digital Multi Effects (ADO), Ultimatte HD 6, RCI Digital Disk Recorder, HDDF-500]
    Digital Dubbing HD to HD $500/hr
    CGI, Effects, Animation $350/hr
    Alias Rendering $25/hr/processor (10-20)
    PC/Macintosh $200/hr (BUY)
    Digital compositing $----/hr
    HDDV master stock $1000 (2 hour movie)
    Theater Rental w/operator $250-400/hr
    • Telecine $1000/hr
    • Electron Beam Film Recording 35mm neg+one-light print $1000.00 + $43K/hr (24fps 4 perf 35mm)
    • Digital Tape to Tape Color Correction $750/hr
    • Editing HD Online Suite $1400/hr + $250/hr/add-VTR [Digital Multi Effects (ADO), Ultimatte HD 6, RCI Digital Disk Recorder, HDDF-500]
    • Digital Dubbing HD to HD $500/hr 
    • CGI, Effects, Animation $350/hr
    • Alias Rendering $25/hr/processor (10-20)
    • PC/Macintosh $200/hr (BUY)
    • Digital compositing $----/hr
    • HDDV master stock $1000 (2 hour movie)

    • Theater Rental (includes tape operator) $250/hr + $150/hr (after 6:00pm)
    x 3 $300K
    TOTAL music
    Remix multi-track, re-sync $K
    Worldwide synchronization $K
      including theatrical release, television broadcast, use in trailers and commercials, as well as home video rights
    Worldwide television $K
      free, pay, cable and subscription television
    In-context and out-of-context $K
      television advertising and film trailer use, including promos on other film videos
    Performance rights $K
      for U.S. theater distribution; theater distribution outside the United States
    Video rental royalty $K
      Videocassette and videodisc sales royalty
      [vs one-time-buyout]
    All future technology rights $K
      whether now known or not
    CD soundtrack album royalty $K
      Reduced CD mechanical royalty (75% of statutory) for songs making the soundtrack album
    x 3 $600K

    Strategic Director: Mr. Raymond Kenneth Petry
    Producer-Director: Wision--SesQuaTercet USA
    Casting Director: Wision--SesQuaTercet USA
    Tactical Director: [tbd]
    Operations Director: [tbd]
    Screenwriter: Mr. Raymond Kenneth Petry
    Registrar: Wision--SesQuaTercet USA
    Recipient: N E M O Nuclear Emergency Management
    Registered Owner: Lanthus Surrogate Executive Accessions Management
    Licenser: [tbd]


    The theory of measurement propounded in this work is not to be cited (as) considering contraband or corpses; Nor are the intellectual appurtenances herein to be used for or in the commission of crimes against persons, peoples, properties, or powers (States). May your tabernacle measure true.


    © 1998-2001 Mr. Raymond Kenneth Petry

    project SesQuatercet