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Old April 10 2011, 12:30 AM   #496
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Re: New Star Trek Fan Film

The pictures we took at Providence Canyon can be found here:
http://s1112.photobucket.com/albums/...in%20Location/

It's about an hour and a half from Albany, and the drive was pleasant enough. Quite a unique feature, geologically speaking, and was accidentally created by poor farming techniques in the 1800's. The quarter mile trek is pretty darn steep, and drops you 150 ft or so to the canyon floor. Filming would be a problem because of the steepness, even with today's lighter cameras. We're definitely rethinking our original plan for our heroes to be exploring this canyon for the site of a wrecked spacecraft.

There's a lot of good views in the album for you to enjoy.
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Old April 10 2011, 04:05 AM   #497
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Wonderful location -- agree that it would look good on camera, but understand that you wouldn't want your cast and crew hurt getting in and out of there.

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Old April 10 2011, 04:22 AM   #498
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You know, we were looking at a shot at the landing party making their way through the canyon floor from the canyon ledge, and with all the pine trees (and increased spacing from the ledge to the restraining fences) we couldn't see the floor from the edge and couldn't see the viewing edges from the canyon floor. Very frustrating.

Plus, we were looking for our "cave" and really couldn't find but a few locations than would've been believable for a CGI cave to be inserted. I still have hope that one day we can shoot there, but it would have to be a 3-4 page vignette, not a 44 page episode.
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Old April 15 2011, 07:31 PM   #499
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On Saturday, April 16th, from Noon to 4:30pm, Project: Potemkin will be shooting the vignette, "Archway," written by Randall Landers, and starring Doug Harper as Commander Mike Delaney, Hannah Ruiz as Lieutenant Doreen Spampinato, and Richard Thornton as Lieutenant Darrell Frazier. The story is set on a seemingly abandoned class M planet, and it's up to the landing party from the Potemkin to determine where its people have gone. Filming will take place at the Radium Springs Casino/Park in Dougherty County. This episode will be directed by Doug Harper.

Please note: the weather is expected to be rough Friday night and early Saturday morning, but should be cleared by noontime.

If you're in the area and would like to attend the filming, please contact us directly. We hope to have some pictures posted on the Potemkin website by Sunday.
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Old April 15 2011, 07:48 PM   #500
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Break a legs, guys.

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Old April 15 2011, 08:06 PM   #501
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I just hope the winds abate by then, otherwise that archway's going to come tumbling down like the walls of Jericho... but thanks for the well-wishes!
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Old April 17 2011, 03:37 AM   #502
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A Report on Today's Shooting

Today was a good shoot, even though some things didn't go exactly as planned.

Last night, a storm front moved through the area. Fortunately, the rain was light, and when I arrived at the park about half an hour before the shoot, the courtyard was already dry. I quickly unloaded the archway pieces, and assembled it as planned in the center of the courtyard. As I went back to the car for the cameras, I heard a rush of wind, and the archway tumbled to the ground. I returned with the camera on the tripod, and reset the archway. It stood for a minute or two before another rush of wind felled it.

Director Doug Harper arrived, and after another try that resulted in tumbling archway pieces, we realized that we needed an alternate plan. We quickly surveyed the area for an alternative. The courtyard has entrances on each side, which just happen to be archways of the kind I intended to use in the center of the courtyard.



So we opted to use the North archway and filmed the vignette using it as the archway of the story. Filming went well, Doug directed the actors (Richard Thornton and Hannah Ruiz) while I served as cameraman and director of photography. And we wrapped at 3:15pm or so.

The episode is going to be challenging for the Visual Effects Artist. Our green screen (a lime green sheet) was too small for the new entranceway. So we're going to have to rely on someone to rotoscope the archway face (a granite wall with a inscribed medallion) onto some of the scenes. Suggestions would be welcome.

I'll be posting a couple of pictures of the cast in "Charlie's Angel" mode to the Project: Potemkin website shortly.
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Old April 26 2011, 11:10 PM   #503
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Just a quick update on the state of things. "The Void" is being edited by Tom Scott, and all Jon Carling's wonderful VFX shots have been completed, along with the opening credits sequence. We've looking like we're shooting for a mid-May to early-June released.

The following vignette, "Doctor's Orders," is practically complete. It's being scored by Tony Lunn. Once we add a few control panel animations and mix in the score with the new bridge chatter sound effects (created by Bill Walker and a large team of actors and actresses), it'll be ready to go.

"Delivery" follows that episode. It's currently being edited by Rick Foxx who did a fantastic job with "Doctor's Orders." Steve Gallant will be doing the music (and the alien voice), and again with control panel animation and bridge chatter sound effects, it'll be ready to go.
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Old May 4 2011, 12:20 AM   #504
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We've posted a comprehensive update on our episodes to our website:
http://www.projectpotemkin.com/index.php?id=127

It updates the status of all remaining eight productions of our first season, includes a few pictures of our current bridge revamping, and basically gets you caught up to date on the production, including our projected release dates. We also address the forthcoming "The Night the Stars Fell from the Sky."
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Old May 18 2011, 01:28 AM   #505
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Congratulations to Dave Eversole (writer, script editor, actor) and Annie Spampinato (actress) of Project: Potemkin who tied the knot today!
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Old May 18 2011, 06:21 AM   #506
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This Wednesday, May 18th, Van Buchanan and Randy Landers will be making repairs and modifications to the bridge railing. Progress on the bridge's face lift has been substantial with only the railing and the Engineering station remaining on the "To Do" list. Van will also be given the task of trimming a balsa wood block so that it can be used for our hypospray prop for the upcoming Sickbay episode, "The Lucky One."

This Saturday, May 21st, Jeff Green and Randy Landers will be meeting with the potential guests for "The Night the Stars Fell from the Sky" at the Radium Springs park we've selected for the location for this episode. We'll be issuing scripts at that time, discussing the roles that they'll be playing, and taking measurements for our costumer. Afterwards, Jeff and Randy will review the locations to be filmed for the production, planning out camera angles and generally preparing for Sunday's shoot.

This Sunday, May 22nd, Jeff Green, Blaire Erskine, and Bethany Carver will don their uniforms for the first official shoot for "Night." We'll be filming some exploratory scenes, take a few reaction shots. Also on hand will be Randy Landers, Doug Harper and a few others to help with the shoot. Filming can only take place between 1pm - 4pm due to the park hours.

On Saturday, July 9th, we'll be filming "The Devil in the Details," a tribute vignette to the late Robert Bloch. This episode will feature a couple of special guest stars, and a landing party enjoying Shore Leave in a Klingon bar!

Renda Carr will be representing Project: Potemkin and other fanfilms on a panel at Play on Con in Birmingham, Alabama, July 29th - August 1st 2011.

Otherwise, we're still working on the edit for "The Void" and hope to have it available in the coming weeks! Keep your fingers crossed! We're trying to complete it in time for a June release.
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Old May 22 2011, 01:33 AM   #507
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Met with William Searcy and Eric Holt, both local actors, today at Radium Springs Garden along with Jeff Green. William will be playing "Paral" and Eric will be playing "Kalv" in the upcoming episode, "The Night the Stars Fell from the Sky," written by David Eversole. In addition to meeting the two actors, Jeff and I scouted the location. It's going to be a challenge because of the lighting, but it's definitely a good location.

Filming begins tomorrow, 1pm-4pm, with Blaire "Allen" Erskine and Bethany "T'Nabi" Carver at the Radium Springs Garden. Jeff, Doug Harper and a few others will be on hand to help with the production. Going to be a challenge with the lighting shooting on a wooded path, but we're hoping to get a scene on p. 14 with the ladies in the can by the end of the shoot.
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Old May 22 2011, 10:29 PM   #508
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Due to food poisoning suffered by one of the two cast members, we were unable to film today, but I did meet again with Jeff Green, William Searcy and Doug Harper. We discussed the proposed shooting schedule. In order to beat the heat at the park, we're going to be filming early (no later than 9am) until noon (at the latest). By doing so, and filming Friday and Saturday mornings, and an occasional Sunday shoot, we should be finished primary shooting on "The Night the Stars Fell from the Sky" by the middle of July.

Also, today, Tony Lunn has finished the score on "Doctor's Orders" and we should be finishing up that vignette soon, possibly in time for a convention or two this summer.

We also will be filming "The Devil in the Details" on July 9th, from 1pm - 4pm. Details will be announced shortly.

Lastly, the props we've needed for our sickbay shoot will be ready by Wednesday and sent to Renda and Tim Carr for their shoot. Hopefully their episode will be shot concurrently while we film "The Night."
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Old May 23 2011, 09:18 PM   #509
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Potemkin_Prod wrote: View Post
Due to food poisoning suffered by one of the two cast members, we were unable to film today, but I did meet again with Jeff Green, William Searcy and Doug Harper. We discussed the proposed shooting schedule. In order to beat the heat at the park, we're going to be filming early (no later than 9am) until noon (at the latest). By doing so, and filming Friday and Saturday mornings, and an occasional Sunday shoot, we should be finished primary shooting on "The Night the Stars Fell from the Sky" by the middle of July.
Couldn't you have just changed the name of the short to "the Day my Lunch Fell From my Mouth" and kept your shooting schedule?

Hope everyone's on the mend and look forward to more from you guys!
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Old May 23 2011, 09:21 PM   #510
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It's actually a full-length episode. Who wants to see 44 minutes of vomiting?

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