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Old January 26 2013, 02:09 AM   #16
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Re: Star trek: Continues Fan Series

The commonplace use of 'planet' scenes and location is one of the things I enjoy about fan films.
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Old January 26 2013, 03:00 AM   #17
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The commonplace use of 'planet' scenes and location is one of the things I enjoy about fan films.
Alien planets aren't undoable - be it in a quarry, national park or local caves, or even historic tourist atttraction (Kitumba??)

I think with low low budget filmmaking it's about taking what you've got/can do or make and adding a big dose of imagination.
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Old January 26 2013, 03:10 AM   #18
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Locations aren't undoable, but they can almost kill you.
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Old January 26 2013, 03:26 AM   #19
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Locations aren't undoable, but they can almost kill you.
hahaha true!
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Old January 26 2013, 03:44 AM   #20
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Very!!!
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Old January 26 2013, 05:16 AM   #21
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VERY! Our use of a "historic tourist attraction" in Kitumba meant we could arrive at the location at 5pm...and we left 12 hours later, two days in a row. (I got so tired I was driving in circles around a town I knew by heart) We also used a local restaurant: same thing. Overnight shoots. For "Enemy: Starfleet!" and "Bread and Savagery" we used out door locations.... for ES we scheduled it, I believe, 7 times before we were able to actually film: due to weather concerns. (which involved a lot of not-used permits and insurance - having to purchase them every time it was scheduled.*) BAS we actually outran the rain to get the equipment and actors to the cars. It's not easy no matter how you do it...but it looks great if done right. (WWW was also filmed in several historic locations)

*no, we can't get away without permits and insurance. We use a licensed/bonded/etc pyro company and they can't operate without them.
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Old January 26 2013, 07:28 AM   #22
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We always get permits even though we've never had to pay for them.
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Old January 26 2013, 11:06 AM   #23
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Locations aren't undoable, but they can almost kill you.
Quite. We've certainly suffered for our art. And lack of sets.
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Old January 26 2013, 09:06 PM   #24
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Locations aren't undoable, but they can almost kill you.
Quite. We've certainly suffered for our art. And lack of sets.
You guys live in one of the most amazing countries Europe has to offer. It would be a crime to let that opportunity go unused.
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Old January 27 2013, 10:02 PM   #25
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What I love is that they absolutely nail the look of the Original series. The lighting, the camera angles, the way the actors are positioned in the frame, everything.
http://vimeo.com/50482363
One minor nit: No blinking lights on the consoles behind Uhura. Other than that, they nail everything perfectly.

http://vimeo.com/54562820
Transporter room is incredible! Chris Doohan absolutely channels his father as Scotty!
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Old January 28 2013, 12:00 AM   #26
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You guys live in one of the most amazing countries Europe has to offer. It would be a crime to let that opportunity go unused.
I would LOVE to film in various parts of Europe! I would love to film in the British Isles in particular!
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Old January 28 2013, 12:12 AM   #27
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You guys live in one of the most amazing countries Europe has to offer. It would be a crime to let that opportunity go unused. [/QUOTE]
The weather's a killer though.

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I would LOVE to film in various parts of Europe! I would love to film in the British Isles in particular!
I refer you to my comment above.
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Old January 28 2013, 12:39 AM   #28
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You guys live in one of the most amazing countries Europe has to offer. It would be a crime to let that opportunity go unused.
I would LOVE to film in various parts of Europe! I would love to film in the British Isles in particular!
I'm completely missing why on Earth you would head for the UK unless you like the wind, the rain, and terraced housing!
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Old January 28 2013, 02:20 AM   #29
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Considering we shot five months in 90+ degree weather in a swamp, I would welcome the change. Or how about a bridge set that gets to be 110 degrees during the summer (before the lights are turned on)? Ask Steve Gallant (our sound guy) if he likes our Cicadas...

Perhaps the grass is always greener on the other side of the pond after all...
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Old January 28 2013, 04:34 AM   #30
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Well, I saw the new vignette that Chris Doohan posted today. He's doing wonderfully as Scotty... but honestly, the more I see of Vic Mignogna's Kirk, I just can't stand it. I'm very, very accustomed to Shatnerian ego, but there's something about Mignogna that just... wrankles me the wrong way.
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