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cpjust January 21 2013 03:21 PM

Need help with a TNG film I'm making
 
Hi there,
I'm a huge Star Trek fan, and so I decided to try writing, directing, producing & editing my own Star Trek (semi-parody) movie at work.

I'm certainly not a graphic designer though, and since it's pretty unlikely that I'll be able to find all the background shots I need from the TNG series (I'm doing a green screen movie), I'll need to find several screen captures with people in different locations and then try to cut out the parts of the pictures with no people and paste them together to make an empty background.

I've been able to find all the pictures of the main bridge that I need, but I'm having trouble finding pictures of the transporter room at the angles I need.

What I need are pictures of the wall & doors if the camera was near the steps of the transporter pad; and I also need a shot of the wall and left side of the transporter pad if the camera was in front of the doors, as well as the back corner if the camera was near the transporter pad.

If anyone can help find or create the pictures I need, I'll certainly add you to the credits of my movie and send you a link to it when it's done.

trekker670 January 21 2013 05:25 PM

Re: Need help with a TNG film I'm making
 
Try looking for the Star Trek TNG Interactive Tech manual. It has panoramas of all the key areas of the ship that you should be able to use.

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Star...chnical_Manual

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-The-.../dp/067131629X

Bigjoe January 21 2013 06:37 PM

Re: Need help with a TNG film I'm making
 
Not the clearest of images I'm afraid.

http://www.trekbbs.com/[IMG]http://i...er_28aft29.jpghttp://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn297/thundycat/Galaxy_class_transporter_28aft29.jpg

This could also be promising. :)

http://www.360cities.net/image/trans...0.00,0.00,70.0

Dac January 21 2013 06:54 PM

Re: Need help with a TNG film I'm making
 
Wait a few months for the E-D Interactive tour book to be released, then you can screencap to your hearts content!

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Next...ords=Star+Trek

Melakon January 21 2013 09:26 PM

Re: Need help with a TNG film I'm making
 
If you have any experience with Poser or DAZ Studio, there are some fairly accurate mesh replicas of some TNG sets available around the internet, though not always with authentic textures.

You could also check the Fan Films and Fan Art forums here, perhaps someone has similar sets and would be willing to make background plates for you.

But I'd recommend not doing a copy/paste of this post, or hitting both forums simultaneously with the request, or someone might think you're spamming.

cpjust January 22 2013 08:14 AM

Re: Need help with a TNG film I'm making
 
Thanks for all the suggestions, but it looks like my movie isn't going to happen. I just got laid off today! :(
Over a year of planning & preparation down the drain...
Now I have 7 Star Trek shirts that are just going to waste. Anyone want to buy them?

Melakon January 22 2013 08:26 AM

Re: Need help with a TNG film I'm making
 
Rotten luck. Hang onto them if you can, your situation might turn around in a few weeks and you'll wish you still had them.

Bigjoe January 22 2013 01:29 PM

Re: Need help with a TNG film I'm making
 
Sad news indeed. Keep your chin up I'm sure something else will come up.

cpjust January 22 2013 07:38 PM

Re: Need help with a TNG film I'm making
 
Well if I do make another movie at my next job, I'll need to completely re-write the script, since most of the characters and dialogue where specifically made for certain people where I worked.
Although I doubt many other jobs would have an SLR camera with a tripod and fancy umbrella lights.

Melakon January 22 2013 08:05 PM

Re: Need help with a TNG film I'm making
 
Hmmm. Is it possible you got canned for using company equipment for a personal project? If so, I'd suggest not doing that again without written permission from a superior on company letterhead.

boobatuba January 22 2013 08:19 PM

Re: Need help with a TNG film I'm making
 
Quote:

cpjust wrote: (Post 7574365)
Well if I do make another movie at my next job, I'll need to completely re-write the script, since most of the characters and dialogue where specifically made for certain people where I worked.
Although I doubt many other jobs would have an SLR camera with a tripod and fancy umbrella lights.

Yeah, don't do that. Wow.


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