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Old July 22 2010, 06:25 AM   #241
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Re: New Star Trek Fan Film

Thanks! We film our vignette Friday, so we're scrambling to get things done. I'm buying a portable air-conditioner tomorrow to install in addition to the other work. We'll run the exhaust out the side of the carport along with the condensation hose. Shouldn't take but thirty minutes to do...

I'm not sold on the fabric covering on the rail myself. I think I'm going to have my daughter re-do them after filming the vignette. I put them on with a staple gun, and I think we need to glue 'em on instead for the actual episode. She cut the material then went back to Troy to move her stuff out of her old apartment and into her new one. She'll be back Friday to help and all with the production, but it'll be too late to try gluing them down that day.

I'm about to post a link in a few minutes to our first special effects shot (Page 1, Frame 5 & 6, Scene 0b) from "The Old Guy." Bill Walker did a very nice job with it.
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Old July 22 2010, 06:46 AM   #242
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Here's the link to the Project Potemkin channel which has the SPFX scene described above: http://www.youtube.com/user/Potemkin1711
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Old July 23 2010, 04:56 PM   #243
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Six hours until we film. Bridge is completed; appliques hung. Air conditioning installed and chilling the set. All that's left is vacuuming the set.

I wonder if every one who does a fan film is as nervous as I am right now during their first shoot...
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Old July 23 2010, 05:02 PM   #244
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^^
Crossing my fingers and toes.

Most important of all: Have Fun!!!

BTW: Interesting VFX shot. That planet looks almost like a blend between TOS and early TNG and gives it a TV episode feeling.
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Old July 23 2010, 06:49 PM   #245
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Thanks! I'll pass that along to Bill Walker. I think a lot of things about our set are crosses between TOS/Movies/TNG. Apropos since the movie is set a couple of years after STVI:TUC.
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Old July 23 2010, 09:40 PM   #246
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Give you one piece of advice for while filming. Your actors are going to want to be touching buttons at a million miles a second. This looks awful on screen, the slower the better.
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Old July 23 2010, 10:49 PM   #247
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Good advice, thanks. I'm definitely going to tell that one to James.
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Old July 23 2010, 11:08 PM   #248
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I also ment to say Good luck and I'm really looking forward to seeing it.
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Old July 24 2010, 06:37 AM   #249
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Well, it's 1:30am, and we've just wrapped production. Things went extremely well, and we'll be handing over the footage to our editor in the coming days. Too tired for an update tonight, but overall, it was awesome to see it all come together like it did.

My thanks to everyone involved (and I'll list them properly in our next website update), and we'll have some publicity stills and such posted soon.
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Old July 24 2010, 10:55 PM   #250
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I've created a page on our website for "Filming the Old Guys": http://www.projectpotemkin.com/filming_the_old_guys.htm

The backstory for this episode is quite simple. After a number of people looked at our cast photos, they asked the question, "Where are all the old guys?" Well, this little vignette examines why there aren't that many senior officers on the Potemkin at this time.

I also created Building the Bridge 12 which shows the last two days of building the bridge. That'll probably be the last in the bridge series as we're now about to start construction on the turbolift, rear alcove and captain's ready room.

I intend to take a week off before resuming any construction. Just need to recharge my batteries and let my tennis elbow heal a bit before getting the saw and OSB out for the next installment. Something about filming 5 hours in 95 degrees that takes a lot out of a guy!
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Old July 25 2010, 04:32 AM   #251
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Did you ever get the Air Conditioner?
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Old July 25 2010, 05:18 AM   #252
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We did, and it was pumping 64 degree coolness. But it was nearly 100 yesterday. With the humidity, it felt like 109 degrees. The thing was working its fan off, but kept it around 80-85 until we turned on the lights. Instantly it jumped 10 degrees. We finished filming after midnight, and by then it was mostly tolerable.

We're looking at scheduling our next shoot either in late September or October.
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Old July 25 2010, 06:28 AM   #253
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Ouch, that definitely sounds tough!
But despite the weather conditions all that work still paid off and you got to shoot your first scenes on the new bridge.

Looking forward to the details on that vignette. Those girls look so young they'd barely be out of the academy. Reminds me of the later movies where the Enterprise was used to give cadets and ensigns their first field experiences.

BTW: Will you really take a week off or did your wife simply decide that your new experiences as a carpenter should be put to use in other parts of the house as well?
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Old July 25 2010, 05:57 PM   #254
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Potemkin_Prod wrote: View Post
We're looking at scheduling our next shoot either in late September or October.
When we filmed Tales of the Seventh Fleet, we tried to film in the fall and winter months for this exact reason. I don't know what kind of bulbs you are using for filming, but you may want to look into using Florescent. The are brighter, cover better and no where near as hot.

Really glad to hear everything went well, looking forward to when this gets released.
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Old July 25 2010, 06:40 PM   #255
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Heat? Bah, we never have to worry about that in Scotland.

Congrats on a successful shoot!
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