The path to making the Be my NFT documentary used to be a difficult one for director Olivier Klepatzky. Indeed, photographing the rapidly evolving area would have been difficult enough on standard occasions. Let me in the final levels of a global pandemic.
Nevertheless, Klepatzky has been able to put together his documentary project in combination and now has only a few months left for the finishing touches. If there’s one thing he’s proud of his interview with NFTevening, it’s his hobby for the area. The factor that undoubtedly enabled him to power the project in this kind of fast time period in this way.
“I love NFTs, I love Crypto. So I want to share my passion, but also be honest with people who don’t understand or don’t like it.”
Olivier Klepatzky’s profession is as important as his NFT documentary
Olivier Klepatzky has been working in the French film and TV industry for over 22 years. But like many other makers, he found that many of those paintings were creatively stifling at times.
“I don’t know how it is in the rest of the world, but in France it is always very difficult to come up with fresh ideas. Its always, It worked two years ago, 10 years ago it was very good – we can do the same†
That all started to change during the COVID-19 pandemic and the following lockdowns. Klepatzky started to notice one thing that caught the attention on social media. In the midst of so much panic and misery, other people began to get lucky.
“People started dancing at home. Professional dancers, anonymous caregivers, nurses, police officers – everyone. And I looked at that and I thought: I have to make a movie about this. What do we live. ‘Cause you listen to the news all the time We’re going to die. It’s the end of the world, you have to stay far from each other. Don’t see anyone. And I saw the opposite on the social networks, right?”
In addition to the film’s signature poignancy, United by danceit was also the first time that Klepatzky was able to make a film purely for himself.
Background information on the documentary project “Be My NFT”
The COVID technology also led Klepatzky to rediscover Crypto. The filmmaker was re-presented to Bitcoin and Ethereum for the first time in 2017. When he returned to the Crypto realm in 2021, he started looking at NFTs shooting into the public consciousness. A building that he found particularly striking.
To make sure Klepatzky used to be inclined to consider NFTs considering his early stance on Crypto. He notes, “I can’t say I’m a resident of Crypto, but I believe in Crypto.”
As he used to run United by dance, Klepatzky continued to take notes about the exploding NFT region. Finally, in September 2021, he came to the conclusion that the subject used to attract too much attention to work further away. It was then that he formally started running Be my NFT.
The documentary is the director’s approach to training the audience
As is obvious to anyone watching the field, NFTs are a somewhat debatable subject. As many of us are serious about the new age opportunities, there are countless perks that are skeptical at best and sternly frowned upon at worst.
Klepatzky believes that many NFT enthusiasts do. That is, he believes that they are an inevitable addition to our lives.
“I think [with] NFTs, people think it’s all about greed. Either it’s just for geeks or it’s stupid. But they don’t know that we will have NFTs in the near future. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon. Most people may not know they have NFTs, but they will have NFTS whether it’s in their wallet or behind an application.”
That’s how Klepatzky discovered his attitude for a way he would mean Be my NFT† As passionate as he is about NFTs and Web3, he didn’t get around to making a film that roughly argued. Instead, he just wanted to make a tutorial. An option to showcase NFTs through the lens of the other people who pioneered the box.
†[NFTs are] part of evolution. I’m not saying it’s a good evolution, but it’s there. The world is not perfect and will never be perfect, so there are good things and bad things in NFTs like everything else. That’s life. And so I wanted to make a film to show people what NFTs have to offer.”
Klepatzky had to act fast and take care of the COVID restrictions to make “Be My NFT” a reality
Given the fast pace of the NFT area, Klepatzky knew he had to act fast. He was sure that this project may no longer have the money to stay up for investment or to resist the slow, conventional channels.
Fortunately, the director was contemporary with his first unbiased feature and so was smartly ready to tackle the problem. And so he continued the new project with an acceptable sense of urgency.
“I have found a co-producer. Crazy as I am, I talked to a man I didn’t know maybe two months ago, but I said let’s get started because it’s now. And if we don’t start filming now, we’re going to miss something.”
Still, the production timeline for Be my NFT nevertheless necessary to address the limitations resulting from COVID-19. One of the consequences was that Klepatzky used to be unable to go back and forth to the US for NFT NYC. Nevertheless, the filmmaker used to be in a position to capture some key interviews early on.
Klepatzky scored key NFT names to resemble from the start
Klepatzky’s first name for Be my NFT used to be the NFT collector and community builder Mondoir. “I sent him an email. And he answered me so quickly and we started a discussion.”
As would success, Mondoir used to play a part in making plans for a non-public exhibition in Liverpool – the site where Mondoir now hosts a major NFT art competition. Not great, but the exhibition is said to feature one of the biggest names in NFT artwork to date, the sensational younger NFT artist, FEWOCiOUS.
“I was like, I can’t miss that. And so I asked him if I could go and he said yes, so our first shoot was in Liverpool. It was perfect.”
Thanks to the Art Basel competition in Miami, Klepatzky could quickly upload a large number of top performers to his checklist for interviews. Notably, NFTs took over the 2021 version of the conventional artwork match. In different terms, it enabled Klepatzky to cut out some interviews for Be my NFT in one cross.
†[In Miami] I was so lucky to have all these people in the same place. So I rented a space. And I booked some slots with maybe 10 or 12 people and we did the interviews there.”
Klepatzky is reluctant to name an unmarried player as his favorite interview, alternatively to emphasize the energy of all his interviewees in their respective fields.
“All the speakers gave me a new point of view, something interesting because they all have their specialty.”
Naturally, Klepatzky will be looking at protected investments for the project through an NFT Collection
It will come as no surprise that Klepatzky will secure the budget for the Be my NFT documentary project through an NFT Collection. For something, it’s an extra sexy choice than chasing conventional distribution stores. On the other hand, it entails that oft-mentioned component of neighborhood engagement that NFTs can form so well.
The NFT collection for Be My NFT will be available in limited-image type, shot by renowned photographer Ludovic Baron. Speaking about the numbers of the NFT collection, Klepatzky emphasizes that it will take a different path to the pfp collections that have dominated NFTs for the past 12 months.
“It’s not going to be a 10K project. Because [the NFT space] is fast and for me it’s like [that kind of project] belongs to the past.”
Moreover, even if promoting a limited range can create less demanding situations than promoting a 10K range, Klepatzky nevertheless points out the demanding situations of crowdfunding for a project like this. After all, he enjoyed crowdfunding for his earlier feature documentary.
That said, Klepatzky touches on a basic factor that can cleverly look at NFTs as a whole. Namely, the problem of increasing the budget for intangibles.
“If you’re on Kickstarter and, say, you’re selling a bike helmet, it’s easy. You have the products, maybe you are a trusted company, at the end the guy has a helmet. So for the consumer it is easy to touch, to feel the project. With a film maker you have to believe in the man and in the project. And you have to think about the future. So it is elusive.”
The director hopes the project will encourage several filmmakers
The current plan for the documentary is to use two codecs. Primarily, it will appear as a collection of four episodes, with each episode focusing on a theme. In addition, there will be a 90-minute full-length feature, which would be screened at galas and IRL NFT venues. Klepatzky aims to finish this film around June.
All in all, Klepatzky hopes so Be my NFT will serve, for example, of what is conceivable. The director no doubt knows firsthand how many younger filmmakers enjoy having additional retailers for his or her creativity. As a matter of fact, it was one of all his motivations to make the film. Speaking of this concept, he says:
“To me it’s very important because the idea behind all this was in the beginning to maybe help other people produce their films.”
And in fact, as a believer in NFTs, it makes a lot of sense that he sees the era as a much-needed trade. Not only in his company, but in all sectors. And we are undoubtedly a society that does need some adjustments.
“I think it’s time to change with all the things we’re going through right now. The pandemic, the crises, the war – everything.”
Although, as during the interview, he quickly introduces a good dose of realism. One that makes it clear that he is no longer an overly optimistic NFT evangelist. He is aware that NFTs, with all their advantages, cannot turn the world into a utopia of inventive autonomy overnight. But they can undoubtedly benefit from a really perfect choice from other people.
“We can’t all quit our jobs. I think we have to be realistic. But I think it’s time to have some sun in our lives.”