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Old May 18 2012, 03:53 PM   #46
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Re: "Space Command"

"Fund my life" is one of the things Kickstarter doesn't allow.

Yep, Space Command is a little over 6000 bucks away from their goal.
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Old May 18 2012, 04:28 PM   #47
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It's certainly gonna be alot better than NuTrek which is not saying much unless you consider the vast discrepancy in the budgets. It still is very hard to pull off the right pacing and approach on any budget to make it not seem too cartoony or Star Warish, etc. and make it feel really believable. Certainly Andromeda didn't pull it off in any way. The ship and sfx were ludicrous as was TNG's even. It's a balancing act of knowing what not to do or do too much of. Treating aliens and space more carefully and with more respect is a good way to start.
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Old May 18 2012, 08:04 PM   #48
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^ Don't try figuring him out.

Space Command looks promising if they really do get some talented veteran actors on board. That would solve the #1 problem I keep seeing in these web series, that the SFX are impressive but the actors just don't come across, either because they're amateurish, or sometimes it might be that their scenes are too bland to really grab you and scream, "you gotta see more of what happens with this guy/girl!!!"

There must be lots of unknown actors out there who could do that, but bringing in someone like Armin Shimmerman or Robert Picardo guarantees that there's at least one person in the scene who will grab the audience's attention and get that vital buzz going.

Am I the only one who's tired of these pitch reels that offer no substance?
Compare them with the trailers being released by the networks this week (being upfronts week). They don't really have a lot of "substance" either. All they can do is tease. A great way to tease effectively is to have someone the audience recognizes, doing something colorful and "grabby."

Just look at the attention Revolution is getting now. Frankly, I don't see what the fuss is about, the premise is tired and full of potential logic problems. But they've got Giancarlo Esposito playing a badass warlord! He's already got a solid fan following, and the scenes with him really zing.

Just that one element will at least get the trailer attention, and then it's up to the series to deliver on that promise. Maybe it will fail at that point, but the trailer did what it needed to do.
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Old May 18 2012, 09:15 PM   #49
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Am I the only one who's tired of these pitch reels that offer no substance?
Compare them with the trailers being released by the networks this week (being upfronts week). They don't really have a lot of "substance" either. All they can do is tease.
Apples and oranges - two different ends of the production process. If the would-be producers of NBC's shows tried to sell their pitches to the network on the basis of the trailers you're talking about they'd crash and burn. All the difference in the world between a pitch for a proposed show and a trailer for one that's been produced and purchased.
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Old May 18 2012, 09:34 PM   #50
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I wish them well with the production, as it looks likely to happen.

On the other hand, I hope the VFX don't look like the sample stuff, which is overdone and cluttered. The eye doesn't know what to go to. Negative space (that's not a sci-fi term ) is important in shot composition. They need to dial the clutter down from 11. hee hee
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Old May 18 2012, 10:54 PM   #51
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It's certainly gonna be alot better than NuTrek which is not saying much unless you consider the vast discrepancy in the budgets. It still is very hard to pull off the right pacing and approach on any budget to make it not seem too cartoony or Star Warish, etc. and make it feel really believable. Certainly Andromeda didn't pull it off in any way. The ship and sfx were ludicrous as was TNG's even. It's a balancing act of knowing what not to do or do too much of. Treating aliens and space more carefully and with more respect is a good way to start.
So Maurice gets to say the exact same thing I'm saying without all the faces. Lets' see.. :conf used: .
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Old May 19 2012, 12:17 AM   #52
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Old May 19 2012, 01:01 AM   #53
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This morning it was at $68,000; now it's back down to $61,000. I wonder why that is?
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Old May 19 2012, 02:54 AM   #54
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It looks like they lost a 10,000 dollar backer a couple of hours ago.
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Old May 19 2012, 03:05 AM   #55
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Unfortunate, although they're still plugging along quite well. 542 backers and $61,620 at the moment I write this.
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Old May 19 2012, 05:08 AM   #56
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It looks like they lost a 10,000 dollar backer a couple of hours ago.
His wife must have found out.
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Old May 19 2012, 05:15 AM   #57
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I just found out about this a couple days ago, and it definitely sounds interesting. I'm tempted to donate $10 or $15, but I haven't decided yet. I know it's not alot, but I'd love to help out at least a little bit.
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Old May 19 2012, 05:56 AM   #58
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Well, they're back up to about 72,000 now.
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Old May 19 2012, 10:02 AM   #59
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According to Zicree, there was some kind of glitch that was straightened out.
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Old May 19 2012, 03:22 PM   #60
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And they've meet their goal and a little more. $75, 403.
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