Project: Potemkin, a Star Trek Fan Film

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  1. Potemkin_Prod

    Potemkin_Prod Commodore Commodore

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    I'm delighted with the progress on "Night the Stars Fell from the Sky," "Duty Bound," "The Devil in the Details" and "Archway" by RH Barr, Bill Walker, Bob Reed/Mark Brennan and Rick Foxx. Some fantastic work's being done. Here's a sample of what Bill's working on...

    http://youtu.be/ujbi4f7W3Cc
     
  2. Potemkin_Prod

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    One last video effect shot from "Duty Bound" -- courtesy of Bill Walker

    Trying to provide glimpses of the work being done now without giving much away.

    http://youtu.be/0rtwm5MywE0
     
  3. Potemkin_Prod

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    Doug Harper (USS Jack Riley here at TrekBBS) will be shooting "We Few" this weekend in the area around Pittsburgh, PA, with his cast members. This episode involves the crash landing of a shuttlecraft in a mountain range on a remote planet. It was loosely inspired by "Lost in Shangri-la." This production will be last of our second season's vignettes.

    "Red Sky at Night" will be moved to the third season, and plans are to shoot it in February if the three cast members are available.
     
  4. Potemkin_Prod

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    From Doug Harper:

    Good news for "We Few" (bad news for the cast and crew), it is snowing pretty nicely. We have about 2 1/2 inches of accumulation and it is still coming down. Bad side - we are going to freeze and it will be difficult to find the markers I left behind to mark shooting locations.

    But it will look awesome.
     
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    Due to flu outbreak, Doug is still looking for help. If anyone in the Pittsburgh area would be interested in helping with tomorrow's shoot, please let us know!
     
  7. Potemkin_Prod

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    Status Report on All Vignettes/Episodes in Production:

    S01-G "Archway" -- Video Complete. Now being scored by Tony Lunn. Sound effects library assembled for project.

    S01-H "Devil in the Details" -- VFX days away from completion. Have shared rough cut with Neal Manning for scoring.

    S01-2 "The Night the Stars Fell from the Sky" -- RH Barr continued to work on VFX. Randy Landers completed "ear work" on all needed shots, now at work on the green curtain for the cavern shot. Editing by Rick Foxx.

    S02-A "Duty Bound" -- Edit complete. Now receiving VFX Panel Animations from John Northam and VFX Space Shots from Bill Walker.

    S02-B "Darkness" -- Edit complete. Awaiting VFX.

    S02-C "Second Contact" -- Rough Cut 1 complete. Kenneth Thomson to provide VFX work.

    S02-D "Ashes" -- Edit complete. Awaiting VFX.

    S02-E "Beach Towel" -- Edit complete. Awaiting a couple of VFX.

    S02-F "The Shovel of Kahless" -- Capturing video. Edit to begin next week.

    S02-G "The Lucky One" -- Now being edited by Robert Reed.

    S02-H "Command Decision" -- Edit complete. Awaiting VFX.

    S02-I "Just Once..." -- Captured video. Editing this week.

    S02-J "Red Sky at Night" -- To be filmed in the coming weeks.
     
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  9. Potemkin_Prod

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    A look at our plans for TREK TRAX,

    FRIDAY:

    Table Set Up -- We'll be having a larger monitor this year as well as more episodes available for fans. We'll be accepting donations to help fund the construction of our next two sets: CORRIDOR and BRIG both of which will appear in upcoming episodes.

    CLOSING TIME -- We'll be shooting a vignette for PROJECT: POTEMKIN which will be featuring as many people appropriately attired who are attending the convention. Please come dressed in your best late 23rd century (i.e. Classic Star Trek movies) costumes (ahem the "mountie" suits). Jackets are not required. We will be shooting the episode Friday, editing it together on Saturday, and showing it on Sunday. If you want to be a part of this production, come and join us!

    SATURDAY AND SUNDAY -- we're planning on showing the following:

    Our official public convention release of:
    ARCHWAY
    THE DEVIL IN THE DETAILS

    As well as the SNEAK PREVIEWS of:
    THE NIGHT THE STARS CAME FROM THE SKY (Teaser Only)
    DARKNESS (Virtually Complete)
    ASHES (Virtually Complete)
    BEACH TOWEL (Virtually Complete)

    and, as stated earlier, CLOSING TIME.

    We're excited about our plans, and hope you are, too. For more information about TrekTrax, visit their website: http://www.trektrax.org/
     
  10. Potemkin_Prod

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    A quick update:

    "Archway" is now official released on-line.

    "Devil in the Details" is up next. All that's missing is the music, and Neal Manning is scoring this one for us.

    The teaser for "The Night the Stars Fell from the Sky" is undergoing sound and scoring by Steve Gallant at this time.
     
  11. Potemkin_Prod

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    A brief addendum:

    Bob Reed is editing "The Lucky One" -- this short vignette is our first attempt at a green screen episode. We're just wanting to take a stab at this process. We're likely to build a diagnostic bed for a small sickbay set in the near future.
     
  12. Potemkin_Prod

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    Work is now underway at completing the teaser for "The Night the Stars Fell from the Sky" so it can be debuted at Trek Trax Atlanta on the April 19th weekend. The video is completed, and Steve Gallant is working on the sound and the music.

    Act I is now being finalized by Rick Foxx, and we may show a rough cut of it as well (but no promises!). Randall Landers will be working on the green screen scene (a cavern) for Act II. The motion tracking is proving to be a burden, but progress is being made. RH Barr continues to work on the VFX for Act III, IV and the Tag. We're hoping for a summer release for this 90 min production.

    The second season consists of 10 vignettes, nine of which are already filmed, seven of which are already edited, and four of which are virtually completed. We'll be releasing them in production order beginning late this summer and through the first quarter of next year.

    The third season begins with two vignettes ("We Few..." and "Red Sky at Night") and then we intend to focus on filming two or three full-length episodes this summer.

    We're also always looking for volunteers to help with VFX. If you're capable of using Lightwave or Blender, please contact us. Our productions are not VFX-laden affairs, but we always need a few things done here or there. RH Barr would like some help with his work for "Night," in fact.

    Lastly, we are always looking for cast members, especially when we go on-location to shoot. We expect to shoot in NE Atlanta, SW Georgia (Fort Gaines) and Mexico Beach, FL, this summer. We cannot provide transportation, food or lodging, but we do set a pretty decent table for lunch. If you're interested, please contact us.
     
  13. Potemkin_Prod

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    Come join the cast and crew from Project: Potemkin at Trek Trax Atlanta (www.trektrax.org)! We'll be there all next weekend, showing the first nine productions from our fan-produced series along with the upcoming teaser from "Night the Stars Fell from the Sky" and sneak previews of three additional vignettes from the second season. You'll be able to talk with several cast members as well as members of the creative team.

    While at TrekTrax, you'll be able to meet and greet folks from Phase 2, Starship Farragut, Starship Valkyrie, Starship Reliant to name a few.

    And, on Friday night, Project: Potemkin will be shooting "Closing Time," a vignette set in a space bar, and we're inviting everyone to join in on the fun. Just wear a Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country appropriate uniform/costume, and we'll put you in the vignette (signed release required)!

    We're hoping to see everyone there next weekend!
     
  14. Potemkin_Prod

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    Home after an exciting convention for Project: Potemkin! This may be the first time so many different folks from so many different productions came together to produce a terrific little fan film. Members from the casts of Potemkin, Starship Reliant and Starship Valkyrie, as well as makeup from Brian Holloway from New Voyages/Phase 2.

    My thanks to everyone who helped make this a wonderful production!!!

    Here are the full credits for the vignette:

    Starring
    Bill Mackenzie..............Lt. Commander Quinton Caley
    Doug Harper................Commander Mike Delaney

    Guest Starring
    Darren Hann................Captain Eddie Fergusson
    Jerry Stanford..............Captain Edward Standfield
    Eric L. Watts.................Korgoth the Bartender

    Featuring
    Renda Carr...................Doctor Maura Drake
    Timothy Carr.................Commander Jacob Drake
    Michael Leibman..............Lt. Commander Jack Leitner
    Toby Curfman..................Drunken Gorn
    Christopher Jones............Klingon Patron
    Leila M. McMichael...........Keela the Bouncer
    Tara Murphy....................Andorian Sister
    Joann Pelley....................Andorian Sister
    Dean Rogers....................Lieutenant Michael Swanson
    Wilford Sims...................Captain Jonathan Brimley
    Jacob Stanford................Lieutenant Travis Reed

    Director and Editor: Sara Higgins Mackenzie

    VFX: Mark Brennan
    2D City Scape: Gerrard Perkins
    Credits: Rick Foxx
    Opening Music: Tony Lunn
    Closing Music: Andrew Morgan Smith

    Andorian Makeup................Tara Murphy & Joann Pelley
    Klingon Makeup...................Brian Holloway

    Filmed on Location at TrekTrax Atlanta 2013
    Holiday Inn Perimeter
    Atlanta, Georgia

    Shooting took place from 11pm until 2am. Capture and cataloguing 2pm - 4pm. Editing 4pm - 6pm. Sound 9pm until 1am.

    Showed the vignette today at 2:00pm or so.

    My thanks again to everyone! Although still a rough cut, I'm leaning toward posting the vignette in its rough form on YouTube for a month so that everyone can see what we were able to show at the convention.
     
  15. Potemkin_Prod

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    Here is the teaser for "The Night the Stars Fell from the Sky" (S01-2): http://youtu.be/R0e2bwDLYaw

    This full length telefilm/episode is scheduled to be released this summer. We hope you enjoy!
     
  16. Potemkin_Prod

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    Work continues this evening on the VFX for this summer's special release, "The Night the Stars Fell from the Sky." Randy Landers has been doing the VFX for a key cavern sequence, meanwhile Chris Cameron has been at work on a space-based VFX shot.

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    Meanwhile, next weekend, filming will commence for "Red Sky at Night!" Details to follow soon.
     
  17. Potemkin_Prod

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    Filming completed yesterday for "Red Sky at Night." Look for an article including lots of photos to be posted in the next few days.

    But for now, we've got links to the Portuguese (BR) versions of two vignettes now on-liine:

    Star Trek Project Potemkin 'Archway' S01 G legendado pt-br
    link you tube http://youtu.be/oKMFHR3QNVs

    Star Trek Project Potemkin 'Devil in the Details' S01 H legendado pt-br
    link you tube http://youtu.be/g81oQAULPlU
     
  18. Potemkin_Prod

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    ^ Really interesting! I'm looking forward to this one!
     
  20. Potemkin_Prod

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    We now have our episodes and vignettes once again on line in virtually every format you'd like, courtesy of J. Alec West: http://potemkin.novelhost.net/

    This is the official mirror/download site for Project: Potemkin.

    Thanks, Alec!
     

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