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Old January 17 2014, 12:01 AM   #31
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Old January 17 2014, 03:06 AM   #32
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In science fiction there is always an "out" to death. Anyone care to guess how Sarat can live even after he's technically dead? I'll give you one clue..

Remember.

Edit to add: Also, just because Starfleet declares the planet off limits, doesn't mean there's no way for other races not to beam down. I've already mapped out in my head just how to make a sequel work. And if I can do it and do it in an original way, then the Potemkin producers can too.
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Old January 17 2014, 03:40 AM   #33
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Did you think the Odessa Steps homage was too much?
Definitely not. It was intense and needed to be shown. I'm reminded of the tales we've heard over the years about the Cardassian's treatment of Bajoran women and children. Heard about it but not shown. I think in this case it needed to be shown just how far Sarats willing to go. As the audience, it took away all doubt that he is an evil character. That last shot, with the only remaining child, looking him in the eye as he fires his phaser was a pretty powerful moment.
The kids in the scene all enjoyed their moment. Hope, the little girl, played it to the max, and after the scene finished shooting (I think it took several takes), Dennis had to take a time out. She had affected him that much. Hope to this day is tickled by that.

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Also, the homage helped the audience "feel", for the lack of a better term, T'Noshi's pain and her guilt when she returns to Potemkin. In a way that would have been lessened had we not gone through the experience with her. You go from not knowing her in the beginning of the film to knowing a great deal about her, making her request both logical and emotional at the same time. You know if it wasn't for her pain and guilt and the knowledge he killed children with Starfleet weapons, Gregory may not have done what he did.
That is definitely my thought as well. It was T'Noshi who put him over the edge.

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In science fiction there is always an "out" to death. Anyone care to guess how Sarat can live even after he's technically dead? I'll give you one clue..

Remember.

Edit to add: Also, just because Starfleet declares the planet off limits, doesn't mean there's no way for other races not to beam down. I've already mapped out in my head just how to make a sequel work. And if I can do it and do it in an original way, then the Potemkin producers can too.
There are always possibilities. The question to me as the producer is not "can we bring him back?" but rather whether or not we want to bring the character back.
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Old January 17 2014, 04:12 AM   #34
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In science fiction there is always an "out" to death.

Thanks again, and I really appreciate your willingness to entertain our feedback.
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Old January 17 2014, 05:32 AM   #35
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I'm a big Eisenstein fan, but I didn't think "Odessa steps" at all, probably because I associate that sequence with montage cutting.
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Old January 17 2014, 07:29 PM   #36
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Old January 19 2014, 01:45 AM   #37
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Now available in Portguese (BR) courtesy of Ulisses Rogerio Galazzo:
S01-2 "A Noite em que as Estrelas Caíram do Céu" http://youtu.be/2ZXE8228TX0
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Old January 19 2014, 06:21 PM   #38
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I have published a brief article on this episode here.



This episode is a new high water mark for Potemkin and holds great promise for more improvement in the future. Keep going!
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Old January 19 2014, 06:30 PM   #39
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Thanks Mike, as always, for your candid remarks. I have come to appreciate them over the past couple years. To see my feelings about the scene you reference, look upthread (#27). At this late date, I agree with you.

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Old January 19 2014, 08:50 PM   #40
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Actually, Mike, in regards to your question, no...



Interestingly enough, you're the second person to raise that issue with us. But thanks for asking!!!

Addendum: and thank you for the nice article!!!
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Old January 20 2014, 10:26 PM   #41
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I solved a minor issue I was having with YouTube and my AppleTV this weekend and was finally able to watch "The Night The Stars Fell From The Sky."

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Old January 20 2014, 10:59 PM   #42
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We really appreciate the feedback, Double-Oh. Very insightful, and yes, we have many of the same criticisms you did as well, especially in regard to the sound and lighting.

Filming took place long before we had an independent audio-capturing device (presently, we're using a TASCAM DR-40), and we were horrified to be informed that almost all the sound was unusable (because of creatures known as cicadas) -- and we had to dub it. (In fact, I believe nearly every single line on location was dubbed.) Those that were in the Albany area (which is 200 miles SSW of Atlanta) took turns coming in to Stellar Video Services' small studio and re-recorded their lines using the TASCAM. Others, such as Doug "Delaney" Harper and Christin "T'Noshi" Woods ended up re-recording their lines on whatever microphone system they could. Personally, it's one of my greatest regrets about this production.

I'll let David Eversole address any remarks about the story itself.

Lighting, I agree, is another challenge, one that we were ill-equipped to handle on location. We were literally running hundreds of feet of electrical from either the nearest outlet to the locations we shot at. Sometimes, we simply didn't have enough cords (and we have eight 100' cables and used several 50' cables as well), and I think that caused part of the problem there. Often, we were filming in steamy/cloudy/even rainy conditions and the sunlight filtering through was problematic.

But we learned a great deal from our experiences on location, and hopefully won't repeat the same mistakes in future productions!

Thanks again for your insights!
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Old January 21 2014, 01:34 AM   #43
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doubleohfive,

From the bottom of my heart I thank you for taking the time to share your insight and reactions to our film. I must admit that over the past couple years I have longed to have posters of your caliber (and Maurice's, and Harvey's, and plenty whose handles I'm forgetting) weigh in on our efforts like some of the "upper-tier" fanfilms. That you have chosen to take the time (it must have taken a good little chunk of your time to write your critique) to do so gratifies me no end.

To address your story points.



If I've missed anything, please chime back in.

Again, thank you (and all others contributors) for weighing in. I do appreciate it.

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Old January 21 2014, 02:32 AM   #44
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A couple of points:

1) Most of the "teenagers" are 20 somethings. Most of our cast is from Georgia Southwestern University and Darton College. Theatre Albany is another source for cast members. The fight scenes originally were to include four others, one of which was recalled to active duty, another joined the service, and two others could not get off from work.

2) We gave Director/Lead Actor Jeff Green complete freedom to play the scene as he wanted, and to be honest,
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Old January 25 2014, 05:01 AM   #45
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J Alec West has updated the download page for Project: Potemkin:

http://potemkin.novelhost.net/home.html

You'll find S01-2 "The Night the Stars Fell from the Sky" available in the following formats:

NTSC DVD ISO file (2.2 GB)
PAL DVD ISO file (2.2 GB)
DivX AVI file (495 MB)
H.264 MP4 file (hi - 1.5 GB)
H.264 MP4 file (med - 363 MB)
Windows Media file (hi - 495 MB)
Windows Media file (med - 359 MB)
Real Media file (hi - 425 MB)
Real Media file (med - 319 MB)
Real Media file (lo - 14 MB)
NTSC VCD MPEG1 file (572 MB)
PAL VCD MPEG1 file (572 MB)

as well as Streaming Links

Real Media (med), 768k Broadband Stream
Real Media (lo), 34k Dialup Modem Stream

And even a parts page.

The artwork for the production is here:

DVD Cover Art for S01-2 "The Night the Stars Fell from the Sky"


Poster Art for S01-2 "The Night the Stars Fell from the Sky"


Let us know if you encounter any trouble with the downloads!
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