Take51 starts with a comprehensive test screening for your independent feature film, short film or series, followed by report containing first thoughts and reaction to your production. We then perform a technical screening, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your title. From edit pacing, straight through to post production, we break down the film while offering suggestions to make the weaker aspects stronger. Our goal is to make your production the best it can be.
Whether you're a fully budgeted indie production, or a lightly funded project looking to test an upcoming release, we provide the critical feedback you need. Take51 is the reliable source for objective opinion, deep-dive analysis, and much more. It is also priced with the indie creator in mind. Don't rely on friends and family for a true objective opinion. Let us help make your film the best it can be. Want to know more? Read our FAQ below.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT EXACTLY DOES TAKE51 DO?
We will watch your production from start to finish, followed by a "First Looks Report" on your production. This report covers our reaction to the pacing, plot and general feel of your film. It answers some important questions: Did we like it? Would we recommend?
We then perform a second, breakdown viewing. Here we concentrate solely on the technical elements of the production. From the general pacing of the edit, to post production suggestions and everything between. This is the most time consuming aspect of our service. Your "Screener" goes scene by scene if needed, picking apart the technical aspects and presenting a report, with gentle suggestions to make your project stronger.
WHY DOES IT COST MORE THAN A RUN OF THE MILL REVIEW?
We are not a review site and do not provide reviews. We provide a screening service for upcoming independent productions. For best results, creators submit their project before it's ready to hit the market. Our service provides the information needed to "tweak" your production, making it the best it can be. The work that goes into this service is much more in depth than a standard review. We provide an unbiased breakdown of the production, presenting possible ways to fix any weaker elements. A first of it's kind online service.
HOW FAST DO I GET MY RESULTS?
Five to nine days depending on the current amount of productions in queue, and the length of your submitted title. This process is one we don't want to rush.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BEGIN?
Fill out the form and provide a download location or link to your production. Easy Peasy.
IS IT SECURE?
Yes. Reputation is everything and we plan to keep ours golden. Once we've completed your screening, any and all information is destroyed. If a hard copy has been used, we will always ask before adding it to our collection, and destroy it as needed. Your production will never become public until you publish it yourself.
WHO ARE THE PEOPLE THAT PROVIDE THIS SERVICE?
Our team consists of industry professionals who have worked on, or watched hundreds of independent productions. Click here, or on the tab above, to be brought to our team page.
WHAT ELSE WILL I LEARN ABOUT MY PRODUCTION?
Answers to critical questions such as genre suggestions and target audience (e.g. age, gender).