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Old May 18 2010, 01:13 AM   #113
Potemkin_Prod
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Location: Southwest Georgia
Re: New Star Trek Fan Film

Tom Hendricks wrote: View Post
Your shooting outdoors, right? What are you doing about background noise? Are you planning on doing a lot of ADR?
Ralph Miller's our sound guy, but the background noise was neglible on the Klingon shoot. Remember, we're shooting at night in a suburban neighborhood. We had a dog bark once. We're also considering dropping a vinyl partition across the carport entrance once we're done. That will help us with both noise and cooling.

lennier1 wrote: View Post
Great planning. Once the bridge is complete and lit for shooting the actors in their full gear will certainly be grateful for good air conditioning.
Well, honestly it wasn't any planning. Just a suggestion from a chemical engineering wife who loves changing my designs as often as she likes.

Data Holmes wrote: View Post
PP, You do have a window behind the bridge set don't you? get a cheap-o window unit from Walmart, that way you can keep the set cooler.
We're on the same page.

Data Holmes wrote: View Post
Keep the AC up high during normal filming, then after the ship takes a hit or two, shut the AC down and let it get "warm". Adds to the look. Nick Meyer used a similar idea when he was filming TWOK, he would have the AC turned off while filming the battle scenes, because he felt that the increase in temp, and the effect it had on the actors, helped the performance. If a ship takes damage, it's very likely that the air circulation system could go down or even seal off segments of the ship to prevent spreading smoke/toxins. That would change, during a high tension moment, does produce a physical response in humans.
Agreed! Thanks for that suggestion, and I'll forward that to the director of photography.
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