The Battle For Earth production team is capable of fulfilling all of your custom requests both within the SHIP genre and beyond. To keep the process as simple as possible, please read the following before submitting custom requests, and include as much of the information as you can:
1. Choose a lead actress(es) from the list of talent below. Keep in mind R vs PG. While each actress may have different limitations, R indicates the actress is OK with sexual scenarios. You are certainly not limited to the list below. If you have someone else in mine, just let us know and we'll contact her! If you don't have a preference, please indicate that and we'll be happy to help choose!
2. Choose a costume. If we have a costume in house that works for your vision, that's the easiest. Otherwise, we're happy to have it created! Costumes in house are currently: Solaria 2 piece, Solaria 1 piece, Supergirl 2 piece, Powergirl, Shadowing, WW with corset, WW 1 piece, Sunder, Excelsia, Blue Swan, Widow, Redwing, Marvelous, and Sonique.
3. Let us know the total length you're looking for. We're able to film 20-35 min in a day. Every project is different and it's often difficult to determine length in advance but do your best to give us a range as you envision it, and we'll do our best to translate that to how much time will be involved to create it!
4. Let us know your budget. Folks come with a diverse set of requests, and an even broader set of expectations. We're more than happy to accomodate various budgets and are creative in figuring out work-arounds, but it certainly helps to know how much financing each project has available, so that we can better design the production to fit your budget while still fulfilling your requests.
5. Send a script or synopsis to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Ownership and rights to the film: When you order a film from TBFE, you have complete control over every aspect including actors, story, wardrobe, locations, etc. During the process, we'll be happy to advise and guide but it's ultimately your film and your final decision. In exchange for this, TBFE takes ownership of the final product. We sell the film to the public to recoup costs and attempt to make some money, which in turn runs the business and infrastructure. A custom order is often tailored to the customer's specific preferences. Because of this, it is seldom that a film is a "box office" success. It is not uncommon to barely break even with just enough to continue the business model. For this reason, TBFE will often take footage from your custom and combine it with footage we finance in house to create what we believe will be a marketable film. At the end of the day, you order your fantasy and we film it for you exactly as you've requested!
The Process: Once you send us a quote, I'll get back to you with a line itemized breakdown of costs. Once the budget is signed off, the next step is payment. We typically accept payment through PayPal but other forms are just fine. At that point, TBFE will schedule your film. It can take a few days to a few weeks to lock in a date, but we'll let you know once we have something. It's often weeks to months before we can film something, as it depends on how booked we are currently, actresses travel schedules, and the challenge of organizing everyone. Rest assured we go for the earliest date possible! Once we have your project filmed, we turn the footage over to our assistant editor. At this point, the timeline will depend on how many projects are in front of yours. This varies greatly and is often difficult to estimate. We edit projects in the order they were commissioned and it's not uncommon to have 10 projects in the pipeline. The customer's most common complaint in this process has been the wait after something has been filmed. The best-case scenario from filming date to deliverable is 2 weeks and the worst case has been up to 5 months. We understand this can be maddening as everyone is excited to receive their project. Please keep in mind it can easily take 2 weeks of work to finish a film not counting filming. The assistant editor, head editor, and visual FX editor all must coordinate to complete the project. Also, the project goes through Allen for final tweaks, scoring, sound design, color grading, mixing, and mastering. During the wait for final product, we are happy to supply screen grabs and even bits of the film. We do our best to keep folks up to date with the production timeline and to manage this part of the process better, TBFE is hiring a production coordinator that will help Allen manage the projects, particularly communication after it's been filmed and the editing schedule. Once the film is complete, you'll receive your own copy in either 1080P at 6000 kbps, or 4k at 20000 kbps date rate. We'll also include all promotional material at full res.
Studio and Gear: We are located outside of Portland and have professional level gear operated by skilled industry veterans. TBFE uses Sony A7sII's and films 4k often using an external hard drive for optimum quality. We have access to any lens for any look, and as of mid-2017, we now have our own studio, which is setup to handle most sets associated with this project and beyond. Audio is recorded using industry standard recording equipment and mics. All editing and post is handled through Adobe's Master Suite.
More on actress limitations: Please remember each actress will have slightly different boundaries or limitations. PG vs R is a very broad description to a more complicated issue. In general, if you're wondering whether a particular actress will film specific content, just ask us and we'll double check if we're unsure. It is not uncommon for many actresses to be quite comfortable shooting nudity but not comfortable with more aggressive sexual concepts and themes. In other words, please don't assume because an actress is from an adult agency, she'll be 100% comfortable with aggressive sexual concepts! The safety, security, and comfort of cast and crew is absolutely paramount to TBFE and comes first in any situation!
Here are some general numbers as you try and imagine what the budget might be for your project. When you receive a quote, it will be broken down to the following categories:
Talent - We pay talent on a day rate and for actresses, this can range from 300-1200 depending on the actress and the content. Most male actors are paid 200-300 and supporting actresses can range from 200-800, again depending on the actress and content. If we hire an actress from an agency, there's often an extra fee, and if someone is flying in, we'll need to account for flight/lodging.
Crew - There is a standard 600/day crew fee which covers a camera operator, audio supervisor, and one PA.
Studio/Location Fee - This is set at 200 for TBFE's own studio and covers maintenance and general expenses. Other locations are available and will come with their own fees.
Editing Fee - Most projects are filmed in 1 day and the editing fee would typically be 500. If it's a larger project with multiple days, this number averages out to 500 per day of filming.
Wardrobe - In house costumes are certainly available for both actresses and actors, but if you'd like to have something created, we have access to some incredibly talented seamstresses as well as the entire internet. This cost will certainly vary per project from 0 on up.
Props - We have a prop department that already covers most scenarios. So this cost is typically 0 but could be more with special requests.
Practical FX - This is typically 0 unless extreme practical FX are requested that involve an FX makeup artist on set.
Visual FX in post - 5 or so visual FX in post are just fine and we won't charge extra, but if the script calls for more than that, we'll need to include a separate fee for this. Our VFX contractor works by the project or by hour so this can range from an extra 50 dollars to thousands.
I do not charge for food on set, incidentals, transportation costs, final editing costs including color grading, music score, sound design, audio mixing, audio mastering, or anything above and beyond the original quote unless customer has requested something different.