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Old February 22 2011, 07:40 AM   #451
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Re: New Star Trek Fan Film

Sorry we haven't updated lately, but with so many things currently in post-production, there's not a lot to report.

Bill Walker has exported the first set of takes from "Doctor's Orders" for Rick Foxx to edit. We've got to figure out a better way of transferring files -- SugarSync is wonderful, but Bill wants to transfer 9GB of footage. I may need to pay for additional GB space on the Potemkin account.

Bill's also working on doing the lightning for the "Miscommunication" VFX sequences:
I haven't done lightning before, so this is new. But the first test I just did looked pretty awesome. Plus, DigiEffects just gave me their Glow plugin for free as a promotion, which will be handy making the lightning appear really bright and realistic. Good timing on that!
"Engineer's New Clothes" was digitized today, but no one's had the chance to do anything with it. We haven't digitized "Miscommunication" yet, but Bill says he should get to that tomorrow along with the stock footage he shot of the bridge viewscreen for use in scenes in "Void" and "Stars."

Tom Scott has a rough cut of the teaser from "The Void," but we're going to shoot a few closeups of Jeff Green as Captain Grigory for the production. Jon Carling has the video footage for the opening credits sequence for "The Void" and is at work on them. Once the opening credits sequence is complete, we'll turn it over to Steve Gallant for scoring.

We're still needing donations to cover the uniform expenses including those expensive Starfleet pins everyone wanted us to have on the front of the uniforms. Donations can be made to our paypal account: orionpress@fastcopyinc.com. Even $10 - $20 would help, especially from 25-30 people.

Lastly, we're planning on shooting "Delivery" as well as the close-ups from "The Void" and a few Captain's Log in March with Jeff Green and Stephanie Burke. "Delivery" will be released before the other vignettes we've filmed already. These first few episodes feature the last of the old uniforms. The new uniforms will be used in the April and May shoots.

Guess that's all for now. Sorry we don't have any new pics or footage, but once we start releasing these episodes and vignettes once a month, we should be able to keep everyone happy.
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Old February 24 2011, 10:32 PM   #452
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Just thought we'd get everyone up-to-date on our various productions. Currently, there are four vignettes and one episode in post-production.

S01-1 "The Void," written by Randall Landers, is now being edited by Tom Scott. We will be shooting close-ups of Jeff Green as Captain Grigory in mid-March. The visual effects work (VFX) continues to come in from Jon Carling. He has done some amazing work on the episode. Jon's also busy doing the opening credits for the episode. Bill Walker will have the unenviable task of animating the consoles, of course, but he also took some footage of the viewscreen recently, as did Randy with Mario Pagan in the shot for our general viewscreen stock footage. Once completed, the episode music will be composed by Steve Gallant.

S01-C "Doctor's Orders," written by David Eversole, is now being edited by Rick Foxx. Filming was completed in January for this episode. The VFX for this episode will be completed by William Walker. Bill has done an amazing effects shot that can be seen on the Potemkin FaceBook page. Once completed, Tony Lunn will be scoring this vignette.

S01-D "Delivery," written by David Eversole, will be filmed in mid-March at the same time we do Jeff Green's close-ups for "The Void." The episode will feature Jeff and Stephanie Burke.

S01-E "Miscommunication," written by David Eversole, is now ready for editing. Bill Walker will be handling the editing and the vfx for this episode. Bill did an awesome job directing and filming the episode which is our first production set on location.

S01-F "The Engineer's New Clothes," written by Randall Landers, is still filming. Bill Walker will be recreating an engineering room set in Atlanta. Once done, he'll be filming his sequences. This vignette marks the end of the use of the original Potemkin uniforms.

We've got two episodes and two vignettes remaining to film in this "season."

S01-G "Assigned Duties," written by David Eversole.
S01-2 "The Night the Stars Fell from the Sky," written by David Eversole.
S01-H "Command Decision," written by David Eversole.
S01-3 "Callie," written by David Eversole, based on a story by Randall Landers.

We're now accepting submissions for the next "season" of Project: Potemkin. We're looking for 8 vignettes (less than 15 mins) and 2 episodes (less than an hour). If you'd be interested, please contact Randy Landers. You will need a copy of a release to be included with your submissions. We'd also recommend you review our submission guidelines and series bible as well as characters before submitting your story treatment and/or script/script outline. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask beforehand.

Also, Neal Manning. We got your email, but we can't find your email address. Please contact us again. Thanks!
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Old February 26 2011, 09:28 PM   #453
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Just a quick note: Neal Manning will be scoring two of our upcoming vignettes, and Rick Foxx will take on the editing of at least one vignette. We're glad to have them both aboard!
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Old February 27 2011, 01:51 AM   #454
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Cool!
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Old February 27 2011, 03:27 AM   #455
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Yes, it is.
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Old February 27 2011, 06:19 AM   #456
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This just in from VFX artist William Walker:

Planet Gaius XI from "Miscommunication"

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Old February 27 2011, 08:51 PM   #457
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This afternoon, we've uploaded a few captures from the forthcoming episode of "The Void" -- you can see them on our NEWS page at http://www.projectpotemkin.com/index.php?id=2
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Old February 27 2011, 09:19 PM   #458
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Great character studies...
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Old February 27 2011, 09:47 PM   #459
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I really should post all the ones we got today from Tom, but I think I should hold them up since they're all the same characters. We've got to pick one of each for the DVD cover.
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Old March 8 2011, 06:53 AM   #460
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Still working with several episodes in post-production at this time.

Jon Carling reports he has around 2 more weeks of work on the VFX for "The Void." Jon also completed the opening credits sequence, and Steve Gallant has already scored it. Tom Scott's going to assemble a video from it which we'll be posting in the coming week. We're also going to be re-shooting Jeff Green's close-ups next week. Once the close-ups are done, we expect Tom to be able to finish the edit and make a color correction. Then it'll be off to Bill Walker for digitizing the displays, then to Steve Gallant for scoring and Ralph Miller for sound effects. So we're making excellent progress on it.

"Doctor's Orders" edit of the live-action footage has been completed. Rick Foxx has done a terrific job with the footage available. We are going to reshoot a close-up with Doug Harper, possibly this Saturday, which will allow us to finalize the edit. Bill Walker has the VFX for the opening sequence, and is going to extend it to accomodate the credits. Bob Reed has been handed the assignment of doing the Potemkin fly away for the ending. Tony Lunn will be handling the scoring, and Rick Foxx will be doing the sound for this episode. Bill Walker will be digitizing the effects for the panel displays.

"Delivery" is slated to go before the cameras sometime between March 18 and March 27. This vignette will be directed by Randall Landers, and features Jeff Green and Stephanie Burke. The VFX for this episode will be completed by Bill Walker. Music will be Steve Gallant for this episode.

"Miscommunication" is solidly in post-production with Director Bill Walker handling the VFX. The vignette features Stephanie Burke, Richard Thornton, Hannah Ruiz and Thomas Walker as was shot on location in Lee County, Georgia. Neal Manning will be scoring this vignette.

Primary filming (videotaping) for "The Engineer's New Clothes" starring Mario Pagan has been completed. Second unit videotaping in Atlanta will take place in the coming months. Bill Walker will appear as "Chief Engineer Barton" in the Atlanta facility. He's going to be working on the Engine Room fot this episode.

Filming for "The Night the Stars Fell from the Sky" (our second full-length episode) will take place in locations throughout Southwest Georgia from May 10 - May 31st. This episode will be quite a challenge for the cast and crew. I've been scouting locations at least once a week, and have made some arrangements with the local park ranger for the shoot at one location. (We're going to film two productions at this particular park.)

Guess that's all for now. We've updated the series bible and guidelines; we've posted a new character picture for Blaire Erskine (Lt. Patricia Allen) and Rodriguez Graper (Lt. Commander Chuck Richards). We'll be creating listings for Richard Thornton (Lt. Darrell Frazier) and Hannah Ruiz (Lt. Doreen Spampinato) this week. We also intend to create a page on "Making an Andorian" this week. Be sure and check out the site for pictures and updates!
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Old March 9 2011, 08:14 AM   #461
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Just posted an article about our Andorian makeup on our Drydock page.

http://www.projectpotemkin.com/index.php?id=36
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Old March 9 2011, 08:46 PM   #462
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Potemkin_Prod wrote: View Post
"Engineer's New Clothes" was digitized today...
I'm curious about your use of "digitized". Digitization usually refers to the process of capturing and converting something non-digital (like NTSC video) into a digital format. Aren't you shooting on a digital camcorder? If so, I think you mean "capturing", not digitizing.
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Old March 9 2011, 09:31 PM   #463
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It's capturing from a Mini DV and converting it to whatever file format that Bill, Rick and Tom use for the editing, special effects, etc.
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Old March 9 2011, 09:50 PM   #464
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So, capturing and converting. It's already digital.
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Old March 9 2011, 10:08 PM   #465
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If you insist. I'm the one who also keeps getting lectured about the difference between VFX and SPFX by my own staff. I think it drives them crazy.

On some filming notes: we'll be filming pickups/close-ups this Saturday and doing some ADR work with Doug Harper for "Doctor's Orders."

On Saturday the 19th, we'll be filming some pickups/close-ups wit Jeff Green for "The Void," but for additional episodes as well.

On Saturday the 26th, we'll be filming "Delivery" with Jeff Green and Stephanie Burke.

None of the sessions are expected to take more than a couple of hours.
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