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Old November 22 2010, 12:43 PM   #1
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Fallen Star - Episode 1 (it's not Star Trek, but it's close)

I wasn't sure where to put this. It's not Star Trek, but it's an homage of sorts. Well, it's an homage to Star Trek-styled science fiction... just with a British twist (slightly Red Dwarf).

(No, it's not a live-action version of my Start Wreck comic, but believe me, we did consider it.)

A friend and I created this together, on a budget of almost nothing (we borrowed cameras, equipment and 'actors'). I did all the editing and effects myself.

It's called 'episode 1' but it will likely be the only one we do, simply because it was so time-consuming. Anyway, enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_lis...1399E5427DE646

(It's in ten parts. It's 53:25 long.)
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Old November 22 2010, 05:48 PM   #2
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Re: Fallen Star - Episode 1 (it's not Star Trek, but it's close)

Wow, I love this! It makes me wish my website included non-Trek Films! Great show!

Heck, I inappropriately put it here: http://startrekreviewed.blogspot.com/2009/06/244.html

Warning: for whatever reason, Part 2 stops playing for me about halfway through: (2:55)

By the way, Captain Logan does an amazing American accent... I thought he was a fellow Yank until he slipped when he 'got up' from sleep!

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Old November 23 2010, 05:43 PM   #3
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Re: Fallen Star - Episode 1 (it's not Star Trek, but it's close)

Heh, that's actually me. Thanks for the compliment!
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Old November 26 2010, 12:23 PM   #4
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Re: Fallen Star - Episode 1 (it's not Star Trek, but it's close)

VFX showreel 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NUZyIs6LOE

(in case anyone is interested)
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Old November 30 2010, 12:40 AM   #5
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Re: Fallen Star - Episode 1 (it's not Star Trek, but it's close)

VFX showreel 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flH46E9lhq0

(Does it ruin the 'magic' )
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Old December 1 2010, 04:00 AM   #6
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I've not yet watched your film, but I wanted to let you know that I will do so this weekend, and that I look forward to it!
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Old December 2 2010, 10:53 AM   #7
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Re: Fallen Star - Episode 1 (it's not Star Trek, but it's close)

Thanks, hope you enjoy it.

In the meantime, here's the third and final VFX showreel (don't watch these until you've seen the film):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=holnijWnTEQ
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Old December 2 2010, 07:38 PM   #8
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Re: Fallen Star - Episode 1 (it's not Star Trek, but it's close)

I didn't catch it when I first watch the film, but in watching this VFX reel when I saw the "Tri-Corder" device you were using. I believe that it is HD disk recorder, for tapeless acquisition of video & audio. Were you shooting on JVC? I use the DR-HD100 with my JVC GY-HD200u.
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Old December 3 2010, 03:41 PM   #9
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I can't remember what the two models of camera we used were, as neither of them belong to me -- but you're quite correct, that was an HDD recorder we used for the prop.

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Old December 9 2010, 11:12 PM   #10
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Re: Fallen Star - Episode 1 (it's not Star Trek, but it's close)

Fallen Star is now available to watch on Vimeo, in (a far more convenient) three parts:

Part 1: http://www.vimeo.com/17174457
Part 2: http://www.vimeo.com/17474836
Part 3: http://www.vimeo.com/17647509
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Old December 10 2010, 08:15 PM   #11
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Re: Fallen Star - Episode 1 (it's not Star Trek, but it's close)

Just thought I'd mention the fact that I've posted a review of this production. You can find it at SciFiPulse.net at this Web address:

http://scifipulse.net/?p=38135#more-38135
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Old December 11 2010, 01:38 PM   #12
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Re: Fallen Star - Episode 1 (it's not Star Trek, but it's close)

I quite enjoyed this, and did I hear a Wilhelm scream when they were on the station ?
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Old December 11 2010, 04:02 PM   #13
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You sure did!

Did you also notice the lightsabers? There's at least three of them...
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Old December 12 2010, 03:42 AM   #14
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Really clever effects.

I liked Logan's accent. Also, the Admiral's final orders - "No life, and no civilizations."
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Old December 12 2010, 05:32 AM   #15
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Good show, old chaps.
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