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Old April 12 2014, 09:07 PM   #1096
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I much prefer to do stuff in-camera, because then you HAVE it. The actors know what they're looking at and how to react to it. I liked the Polaris Command Deck set a lot because it was mostly practical, with live animated displays on the consoles and what have you. Interactive lighting, the whole nine yards. The bulk of the post work is for the planet and exterior space scenes, which I am less fond of from a filmmaker's standpoint.
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Old July 10 2014, 10:16 PM   #1097
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Here's something that Neo FX has been working on for us for a long time.

Welcome to Phaidros.

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Old July 10 2014, 10:38 PM   #1098
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Very cool!
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Old July 10 2014, 10:41 PM   #1099
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This is a production that I'm eagerly looking forward to!
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Old July 10 2014, 10:43 PM   #1100
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Neat!
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Old July 10 2014, 11:07 PM   #1101
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Very nice!
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Old July 10 2014, 11:20 PM   #1102
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Hey that looks great.

(I may be biased).
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Old July 10 2014, 11:40 PM   #1103
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It's great to see the work is coming along nicely on this.
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Old July 10 2014, 11:40 PM   #1104
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The tracking is good, the matte painting and the integration isn't. I suppose it's not a final?
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Old July 11 2014, 02:41 AM   #1105
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Nice.
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Old July 11 2014, 02:47 AM   #1106
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There's color correction to be done, and a couple of touch-ups.
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Old July 11 2014, 05:57 AM   #1107
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I hope this isn't inappropriate to ask, but, since Polaris is an original product, there should be some attempt made to get distribution. I worked in advertising for 20 years, 10 of those years were spent in various European countries. Smaller TV stations were always looking for inexpensive programming. The UK and Germany are fairly big markets for science-fiction products, as is Japan.

I left the industry in 2008 and probably a lot has changed since then. I live in Asia and last year I met with the second largest TV station in the Philippines to discuss their programming needs. As a market it was a bad choice. They have no real cultural love for science-ficton products, and their highest rated TV show in prime time consisted of a what was essentially a three hour game/variety show. And they aired this program SEVEN nights a week.
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Old July 11 2014, 11:06 AM   #1108
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Nice shot there, but I have a couple of observations (feel free to ignore if that shot is considered final):

- You would not be able to see a galaxy this clear in bright daylight with an earth-like atmosphere. I would use the rim of another planet or two moons to establish that we are not on earth.

- The background matte painting behind the white lander looks ok, but the colors do not match the red foreground area. Also problematic at the end when the camera pans up.

- If the big sandwall that hides one half of the frame in the later part of the shot is a seperate element, lower it - it takes far too much space and feels wrong - probably needs to be slightly out of focus as well.

- The tracking in the later part is not 100%stable - the background is moving slightly against the foreground.

- The mattepainting of the crashed ship need serious rework. No signs of an impact, not enough debris parts, no light on the ship, depending on how long it is crashed - either some sand/deterioration on it or, if it crashed recently, some smoke emanating from it.


It could be a great shot, but it needs some work for that...
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Old July 11 2014, 01:10 PM   #1109
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Duane, we are interested in distribution but given the extended post-production schedule on the show we haven't approached that yet - with no fairly certain completion date we can't really deal. I'd love to talk about that, though, if you're willing. Thanks.

northstar
, thank you - that's all useful. It's good to have a fresh pair of eyes on this after so long.
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Old July 11 2014, 02:10 PM   #1110
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Dennis, I need to contact a former colleague and will send you a PM as soon as I can.
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