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Old December 24 2013, 08:59 PM   #16
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Re: Starbase Studios. A TOS fan film studio for everyone.

We do have a calendar on the forum which shows what days are booked. Also, the first topic in the forum is for researching and reserving dates. Check it out.
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Old February 1 2014, 03:30 AM   #17
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New photos of the bridge set take by Michael L. King. 1-30-14







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Old February 1 2014, 05:56 AM   #18
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I love your calendar!
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Old February 1 2014, 06:11 AM   #19
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I love your calendar!
Thanks, which one are you referring to, the forum calendar or the downloadable one?

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Old February 1 2014, 06:29 AM   #20
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I wrote this article about the OKC project in October of 2011. Nice to see it coming true!
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Old February 1 2014, 06:48 AM   #21
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I wrote this article about the OKC project in October of 2011. Nice to see it coming true!
This was a great story. A lot has happened since this article, the studio and Ajax has split into two separate projects, the bridge set has been completed and there have been 3 shows film at the studio with 5 more in pre-production and inquiries from about 8 others. It may be time for an update.

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Old February 1 2014, 08:03 AM   #22
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I was looking (I think) at the Forum calendar. Just the fact that somebody planning a film can go and see what dates are available is great. Right now there are a lot of open dates. I will be interested to see if that calendar fills up and if so, to what extent.
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Old February 1 2014, 10:53 PM   #23
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I wrote this article about the OKC project in October of 2011. Nice to see it coming true!
This was a great story. A lot has happened since this article, the studio and Ajax has split into two separate projects, the bridge set has been completed and there have been 3 shows film at the studio with 5 more in pre-production and inquiries from about 8 others. It may be time for an update.

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I'll be in touch!
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Old February 2 2014, 09:29 PM   #24
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Re: Starbase Studios. A TOS fan film studio for everyone.

The "free of charge" and "donations accepted" is a little naive. Perhaps the better wording would be "for the cost of filming, period." You are going to find you are paying for a lot of electricity, utlities, upkeep (ie Paint), and damage (both outright damage and just run of the mill "we filmed and dropped a c stand against the side of the helm" damage). Since you aren't saying that people are expected to pay for what they use or to keep the bridge in filming quality, you can't require it...so people are legally able to say "tough luck" when you contact them and say they broke all the buttons off the Captain's chair and you want help paying to replace them.

I advise you to reword and to make sure contracts get signed...to protect yourself all around in ways you never expect to need it. I know a studio that got burned by a production company that borrowed the sets and never paid their $3k electric bill - and then stopped payment on equipment they rented. (which wasn't found out until the studio tried to rent equipment from the same rental place and then was told no because they stopped payment on "their" last rental. It took a lot of explaining and scrambling to prove that, although the equipment was delivered to the production's physical studios it was actually rented by another company...just to clear the production's professional rep - as that rental company had spread the word around and they were, in essence, blacklisted because of the people who "borrowed" their sets.)
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Old February 2 2014, 10:26 PM   #25
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We are absolutely aware of the risk involved. We operate by a set of CBS guidelines, provided by Phase 2, which clearly states we can't sell or make money from anything "Star Trek" without licensing. There are "loopholes" in the guidelines which would allow us to charge for some things but they are guidelines and not rules. It's not a matter of if we are breaking the rules, it's a matter of if we're making CBS unhappy.

Even if we were able to charge for use it would change the fundamental principal for starting the studio in the first place. There are other ways to operate without focusing on profit.

There are so many fans who could make great Star Trek fan productions if they had the opportunity. Even though we don't charge for use of the sets the expense in making a film can still be overwhelming. By eliminating what is normally the largest expense we can make producing a film within the reach of most fans.

If on the other hand we focused on profit instead of creativity, the expense would quickly climb to the point of being unobtainable for the average fan. This in turn would make the reason for building the studio pointless.

Everyone who films here is under contract to repair or replace any damage. So far everyone who has filmed here has been generous with their donations. In our unique situation we have avenues to pursue, for more donations, that other studios don't have.

We will remain free of charge for fans wishing to produce their own films.
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Old February 3 2014, 12:25 AM   #26
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I know the CBS guidelines, I provided them to everyone on these boards. And I wasn't suggesting you charge - I was suggesting you change your wording from "donations accepted" to "you pay your costs for filming e.g. utilities etc and are responsible for all upkeep and repairs due to your use of the sets".

It's good that you have contracts...and it's awesome that you are making your bridge available to everyone.
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Old February 3 2014, 05:15 PM   #27
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Just a random thought: if I were managing the facility I would have a walk-through with the production team and look for prior damage or issues and note them on a sheet, the way, say, U-Haul does when you rent a truck. Then have another walk-through after shooting. What I would do if I were a producer using the sets is have a deposit set aside in a separate account that would be expressly for paying for any particular damage done during shooting. (My number is a $1,000) I might not even tell the studio that, but I would expect that there would be some issues that come up just from normal use as Patty noted. If there is any money left over, I'm sure the studio operators would enjoy a pizza party or a couple of cases of Romulan Ale afterwards. As I said, just random thoughts.
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Old February 3 2014, 06:08 PM   #28
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I am a huge fan of this project and friends with Scott Johnson, who is a top notch guy.

Wishing you all the best!

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Old February 4 2014, 10:43 AM   #29
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I am a huge fan of this project and friends with Scott Johnson, who is a top notch guy.

Wishing you all the best!

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Tribbles in Ecstasy Take 102: Starbase Studios!

Holosuite Media's Tribbles in Ecstasy #102, with guest Starbase Studios, is now available for download or online streaming.

http://holosuitemedia.com/review/tri...rbase-studios/
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