[rave previews for SPRING (trilogy)]

Petry System Family Wision

in conjunction with

project NEMO


The StarTrails Game

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

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

[prospectus][screenwrite][budget][sets&settings][music exampled separately][script revisions(tbd)]
[introductory notes to cast and crews][schedule][mechanics of screenwriting][project SesQuaTercet]
[game simulator]

[science fiction] ... Mi-Kee (Michelle-Keela) Thomaine is an 8th grade girl who likes StarTrails (retro-quel to Spring) so much - StarTrails TV episodes, movies, magazines, internet-news groups - she's won a summer-fun contest to ride NASA's Deep-Space Simulator, but she's more qualified than NASA's own captain, so, she gets the captain's chair ... and it looks all too real for a simulator. They launch from Earth for deep-space rendezvous with Pluton and whatever planets, gravity-singularities, space-clouds, are way-out there at the edge of our Solar system. The Game itself I've suggested as a seven-player simulator-trainor for tomorrows' deep-space astronauts: it's time NASA looked ahead with help: in the 1960's America went to the moon, and developed nuclear-powered space engines with the thrust equivalent of the Space Shuttle's main-three running for hours, for going to Mars ... now it's time to return to immanent domain, power, and glory. (REF Mi-Kee's identity: Gary's sister in SPRING FLING Scene 17 - a junior high school graduating 8th grader female student: the concept is that SPRING seems as realistic as what her university-professor brother does)

The movie shall be available primarily digitally recorded wide-screen [2:1] 'stereo-eyes-ed' on digital video disk or digital video tape. We expect the initial 'shoot' may 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 fractions [frames] of a second - and the final product released on HDDVideo Disk. The advantage of digital video is its reproducibility for the future of both broadcast FDTV [Full Definition 'stereo-eyes-ed'] 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 with white 'sexichrome' or polarized '3.5D-safety-goggles' ... telecined celluloid film and other substandard versions may be available.

[The music exampled in the following outline is the Strategic-Director's selection from hundreds of CD's of existing works by artists whose timbre and lyrics fit each on-screen activity, and is not otherwise representative of project SesQuatercet and its purposes]

Budgeting Notes

[under construction]

Production Budget Projections
The Star Trails Game

Process Categorizations

  • pre-production costs
  • location
  • travel expenses
  • studio,
  • set, blue-screen-and-matte pieces
  • construction costs
  • props and wardrobe
  • equipment rental
  • FAU monocular HDTV camera
  • NEMO 2-CCD stereo HDDV camera
  • Hitachi SK-3000/SK-3000P camera,
  • MRTmicro DVC 2000 HDTV camera,
  • Sony HDW700 HDTV camcorder,
  • Sony HDC700/750 HDTV camera,
  • Sony HDW500 HDTV VTR,
  • Sony HDC-500 camcorder,
  • Sony DCR-VX1000 camcorder,
  • Ikegami HDK-790D/HDL-79D HDTV Camera System,
  • Ikegami HDL-37 HDTV midi camera,
  • Ikegami HDL-10 HDTV mini camera,
  • Ikegami CCU-37 controller REF,
  • Ikegami LK-33 stereo camera,
  • Ikegami HK-388W/388PW 3CCD Camera System,
  • Ikegami HK-477/477P 4CCD Camera System,
  • Ikegami HL-V77/V77W Camcorder,
  • Ikegami Editcam DNS-11,
  • HDTV videotape,
  • Canon HDTV lenses
  • production crew costs
  • producer 10%,
  • director 10-20%
  • assistant,
  • writer,
  • creative fees
  • on-camera talent costs
  • insurance,
  • shooting permits,
  • contingencies,
  • etc.
  • off-line
  • editing,
  • equipment
  • advertising,
  • promotion,
  • publicity
  • research
  • follow-up

    project stature

    a mandate from NEMO oganization 
    a liaison from NEMO organization 
    an option on NEMO organization 
    a screenwrite according to specifications 
    a Strategic-Director of consistency 
    a schedule mandate 
    a producer 
    a co-producer

    Shooting 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 ==

    Summary Costs

    TOTAL invest + return 140% $4.2M
    investment return 40% $1.2M
    SUB-TOTAL marketed $3.0M
    executive promotion 10% $200K
    distribution 40% $800K
    PRE-TOTAL movie shoot $2.0M
    option rights project NEMO mathoughts $100K
    screenwrite $350K
    director of photography 5% $100K
    producer 10% $200K
    24-hr site-security 8 day $10K
    edit HDDV 40 day $100K
    HDDVideo (live action) 6 day $100K
    sets/settings $100K
    computer graphics animation $100K
    good-name actors 15% $300K
    music rights 15% $300K
    publicity artwork 2.5% $50K
    location, housing, utilities 8 day $10K
    spacer 10% $180K
    SUB-PRE-TOTAL acting $300K
    model role (8) $25K-125K 5 day $200K
    other roles (2-av) $100/hr 4 day $4K
    extended presence $10/hr leads $20K
    costumes $1K/design+ $100/layer+$100/coat 5: 17+ 8 $8K
    spacer $68K
    HDW-700 (5) $1500/day 6 day $45K
    HDW-500 6 day $15K
    5.1 digital surround-sound 6 day $15K
    cube truck 6 day $10K
    A2 air cargo case 6 day $5K
    spacer $10K
    EXTRA post-production $
    telecine to 35mm master $
    copy to DVD master $
  • HDDV Sound Equipment $10K
  • HDDV Sound Transfer $3K
  • Key Crew & Crew
  • Director of Photography $50K
  • Assistant Director $20K
  • Acting-Coach $20K
  • Blue-Screen Engineer $30K
  • Production Designer $20K
  • Production Manager $15K
  • Production Coordinator $10K
  • Crew (10-15 people) $40K
  • Props/Wardrobe $15K
  • Permits/Insurance $5K
  • Locations $3K
  • Food $3K (50x6 days)
  • Graphics Generation $50K
  • Electronic Transfer $2K
  • Non-Linear Edit $10K (200 hrs)
  • Sound Edit $5K
  • Music Sync Edit $10K (200 hrs)
  • Opticals & Titles $4K
  • Masters Repro/Archive $3K
  • Color Gamma Correction $5K
  • Telecine (DVD) $20K
  • Legal/Accounting $8K
  • Miscellaneous $10K
  • Deferrals
  • Remix multi-track, re-sync
  • Worldwide synchronization, including theatrical release, television broadcast, use in trailers and commercials, as well as home video rights
  • Worldwide free, pay, cable and subscription television
  • In-context and out-of-context television advertising and film trailer use, including promos on other film videos
  • Performance rights for U.S. theater distribution
  • Theater distribution outside the United States
  • Videocassette and videodisc sales royalty vs one-time-buyout
  • All future technology rights whether now known or not
  • Reduced CD mechanical

  • royalty (75% of statutory) for songs making the soundtrack album
    Type Science Fiction (1st) Time 1:48-2:24 
    HDDV 2.00
    Comparable Star Trek IV
    Synopsis A smart 8th grade girl adores StarTrails, and, her post-doctorate university researcher brother ... Winning a skills contest sends her to NASA training for the summer, and a ride into deep-outer-space: But is it virtual? or is it real?!
    Rated PG/13
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    Strategic Director: Mr. Raymond Kenneth Petry

    Producer-Director: [tbd]

    Tactical Director: [tbd]

    Operations Director: [tbd]

    Screenwriters: Mr. Raymond Kenneth Petry,

    Recipient: project NEMO

    Registrar: Petry System Family Wision : project SesQuaTercet productions

    Licenser: [tbd]

    Petry System Family Wision

    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.


    © 1996-99 Mr. Raymond Kenneth Petry, Strategic-Director