“C” – Space-Based Scifi Short Using No CGI Or Green Screen

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by jefferiestubes8, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. jefferiestubes8

    jefferiestubes8 Commodore Premium Member

    Mar 8, 2009
    New York City
    The people at Seaquark Films, a science fiction and narrative film initiative by Derek Van Gorder and Otto Stockmeier,
    built highly detailed miniature models.

    13 minute short film Vimeo link here.


    there was a lot of work on the sound design which is great.
    I felt the acting was the weakest point.
    i liked the fake 16mm science documentary feel for that stuff although they should have added film grain at the start and also dirt to it like they added fake film grain half way through.
    this will be a good calling card for the director to maybe get a feature film.

    from their Twitter feed:
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2013
  2. Holdfast

    Holdfast Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 19, 2000
    17 Cherry Tree Lane
    Enjoyable little short; to me, the 80s bits are actually more entertaining than the sci-fi aspect. They got the costuming/hair of the Sagan-esque 80s presenter down perfectly, and his slightly stilted/academic presenting style was also just right for the era. The electronic music was for it spot on too.

    The sci-fi story was fine, though I'd have preferred it if Kai (or maybe the captain) had pointed out that an armed mutiny pitting crew vs crew was hardly conducive to creating a united/peaceful new colony and that you can't really escape the fundamental conflicts inherent in how mankind conducts itself. But the effects - which I suppose is the point of the entire film exercise - were very nicely done and at no point did I feel they were a compromise. Very well executed.

    Thanks for the link!
  3. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 17, 2005
    Walking distance from Starfleet HQ
    Kudos to the filmmakers for getting this done. Well made.

    On the downside, the script is rather meh. It's rather plot-thin and the motivations are a little vague. Too much emphasis on the action and not enough on the story.
  4. Casting Couch

    Casting Couch Admiral Admiral

    Feb 12, 2011
    Gene's office
    Is there a way to download this, so I don't have to stream to watch it?
  5. RJDemonicus

    RJDemonicus Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    RJDiogenes of Boston
    Same question here. Vimeo never works for me.
  6. Evil Headhunter

    Evil Headhunter The Doctor Premium Member

    Jul 20, 2000
    Same question here. My ship block streaming while we're underway.
  7. Emperor's Prize

    Emperor's Prize Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jun 3, 2009
    A wretched hive of scum and villainy.
    I thoroughly enjoyed that! The film looked fantastic, I really liked the faux-Cosmos segments, right down to the commentary on technology. I found the story and acting to be competently done as well.
  8. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    I said out, dammit!
    Very nice!
  9. Holdfast

    Holdfast Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 19, 2000
    17 Cherry Tree Lane

    Enter the vimeo URL on that site. It might take a minute or so to fully analyse the site; just wait until the download links appear.

    Mandatory disclaimer: don't use the site's file downloading abilities to do any illegal shit. As this is a free video for promotional purposes, I would think the film makers are probably happy to get as many eyeballs as possible for it. Technically, though, you should probably ask for permission before downloading it for offiline viewing. I'm not responsible for anything you do with the link.