Thread: "Polaris"
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Old January 7 2010, 03:36 PM   #262
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: "Polaris"

Well, the cost of set construction was probably under $4000.00. It's amazing what you can find on eBay in terms of electronics and computer stuff - not to mention materials for control panel buttons etc.

There's a general rule that the less time you have the more things cost, and that was true in our case. Two months out I was buying cheap gizmos from Hong Kong to drive our computer monitors - but shipping in that situation takes a while, so two weeks out I was paying twice the money for the same thing domestically to make sure we'd have it all in time.

Now, that's an estimate of dollars actually spent - to put a cost figure on labor, which has been all volunteer, would be impossible right now. People just showed up day after day and worked like mad on this show for months. That was priceless.
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