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Old September 21 2011, 07:32 PM   #91
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I finally have some new pictures of the set. We're going to shoot a kickstarter video on it this weekend, so we had to assemble it as much as we could to show our progress. Enjoy!

The set from outside the viewscreen:



Inside the set:



Here's one of the walls, finally primered to hide the fact that all of our greeblies are found objects from the trash:



Here's a shot of my wife peeking through one of the cut outs in the science station. As I said earlier, our set is not meant to be an exact copy of the TMP Enterprise Bridge -- just have some of the design elements mixed in with elements from other ships. Notice the "hoods" over the monitors. They were surprisingly easy to fabricate using a flat piece of plexiglass cut to shape and bent using a heat gun.

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Old September 22 2011, 04:09 AM   #92
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That's just terrific, and the expression on your wife's face matches mine everytime she goes out on the bridge...er, our carport.
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Old October 3 2011, 08:26 PM   #93
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So, we started shooting a short kickstarter video this weekend on the set. When we arrived, we were greeted by a cool little autograph on the side of the set. I thought you guys might enjoy...



Pretty cool, huh? For those of you not in the know, Steve Whitmire is the guy that took over puppeteering Kermit the Frog after Jim Henson died.
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Old October 10 2011, 05:34 PM   #94
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We shot the last of our principle photography on a short 6-minute Kickstarter video this weekend. It's starting to look really good... we might actually pull this thing off!

Will post pics as soon as I have them!
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Old October 10 2011, 06:50 PM   #95
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Looking forward to them!
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Old October 11 2011, 05:39 PM   #96
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Here's a behind-the-scenes shot from Sunday's shoot. Enjoy!

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Old October 11 2011, 07:38 PM   #97
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Looks awesome.
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Old October 11 2011, 09:18 PM   #98
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Photos continue to trickle in:



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Old October 14 2011, 11:07 PM   #99
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I've been working on the backlit displays for the set this week. It's slow-going, but I think the finished displays are going to look great. Been learning a lot about Adobe Illustrator as well. Enjoy!

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Old October 25 2011, 09:53 PM   #100
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So, as I chug along with construction, I'm finally at the point where I'm ready to start making the final DuraTrans for all of the backlit displays.

We're unsure whether we should get a matte finish or a gloss finish on the final pieces, so we're doing a test of each before we proceed. It's a fine line between having to deal with a bunch of reflections vs. having it look like a cheap piece of paper. Luckily, I found a place that does them super cheap. Here's a link if anyone needs them:

http://www.todaysprinter.com/Duratrans-Backlit

I have no idea what the quality os like -- I'll know more when they're shipped to me. The prices quoted on their site are about 1/3 of every other place I've seen, so if they're passable, it's definitely the place I'll be using.

Here's the test file, if anyone's interested:

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Old February 6 2012, 10:12 PM   #101
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I'm happy to report that this crazy puppet film of mine is still alive and well and proceeding nicely. We're in the process of applying the final paint and after that, we can install all the wiring and control surfaces!

Anyway, here's a quick look at some of our most recent work. Enjoy!





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Old February 7 2012, 04:03 AM   #102
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Looking good there! Don't think I could hold my arm like that long enough to film a short scene!
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Old February 7 2012, 06:20 PM   #103
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The real trick is the Captain's Chair. I can usually go for about 10-15 minute chunks of time stuck in that hole (completely immobilized, btw). If there was ever a fire while I was in there, I'm pretty sure I'd race from the set, taking most of the floor with me.
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Old February 7 2012, 11:15 PM   #104
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I think my claustrophobia would get the best of me.
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Old February 13 2012, 07:29 PM   #105
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Here are some new pics. Starting to really come together!









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