Small, independent filmmakers have always faced challenges that larger, well-funded production companies don’t. Traditionally, we’ve limited the scope of our subject matter or attempted to tell larger stories with unconvincing visuals and hoped for a forgiving audience. That’s why indy films used to be synonymous with grainy unpolished documentaries, talky cerebral dramas, and cheesy sci-fi with cardboard sets, toy-like spaceships and obvious matte lines.
Today, that’s no longer the case. Digital technology can make a thousand dollars look as good as a million, and crowd-sourced funding like Kickstarter and Indiegogo help filmmakers push their budgets much higher than ever possible before.
And that’s where we come in. Kelp Entertainment is your key to making low-budget video projects look like they were produced by a high-end company.
So, tell us what you need! Are you a local band wanting a hot music video to increase your exposure? Are you an indy filmmaker who needs a couple of effects shots to punch up your low-budget sci-fi flick? Are you a small business owner who needs a commercial to reach new customers? Do you need an entertaining Kickstarter video to help you get your crowd-funded project off the ground? We can make it happen for you at prices you can afford.
Even if your project is more DIY than ILM, Kelp Entertainment can offer you the vision you thought was outside your reach.
Kelp can handle all aspects of video production, from lighting, camera operation, sound and editing. We have a small exclusive soundstage, or can travel for location shooting.
3D Modeling and Animation
Nearly anything you can imagine can be created with 3D modeling and added to your scene, including buildings, vehicles, or other scenic elements.
Have a set or location that is almost perfect, but is missing something important? Computer generated set extensions can save the day without expensive building permits! Elements can even be placed behind your live actor through the use of rotoscoping.
Did you accidentally get your boom mic in the shot? Forget to fix the time on a clock seen on screen? Have a detail in your location that is distracting or from the wrong era? Things like this are easily fixed with the skillful use of a digital matte painting.
Need a better location for your video than a borrowed conference room but can’t afford to build a custom set? Virtual sets can be built at a fraction of the price, and your actors are easily inserted into the scene.
We have a 10′ x 12′ greenscreen for effects plates, which can be hung in the studio or on a free-standing frame. It’s never been easier to put live action actors into virtual sets or any other backgrounds.
Titles and Motion Graphics
Whether you need an eye catching title sequence, want to add captions to identify your spokesperson, or want to show an animated graph Motion graphics can help you make your point clearly and with style.
Kelp Entertainment can start helping even before the cameras roll! Need a striking set design? Do you want a distinctive signature vehicle to co-star in your film? Will a set of storyboards or an animatic help you plan out an effects sequence? We can make sure you start your project knowing exactly where you are going.