Project: Potemkin "Closing Time" S02-J

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by Potemkin_Prod, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Potemkin_Prod

    Potemkin_Prod Commodore Commodore

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    At Trek Trax Atlanta this past weekend, Project: Potemkin undertook the challenge of creating a short fan film. In addition to the Potemkin cast and crew, cast and crew members from Starship Reliant, Starship Valkyrie, Starship Farragut and even Brian Holloway of Phase 2 participated in the production.

    Here is the convention cut of that film: http://youtu.be/200p84H2aUo

    Full credits as follows:

    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 Friday 11pm until 2am. Capture and cataloguing Saturday 2pm - 4pm, Editing Saturday 4pm - 6pm. Sound Saturday 9pm until 1am. Film showed to the convention crowd Sunday 2:00pm.

    This is not the final version of the film. The sound needs tweaking, a couple of lines need ADR, incidental music will be added, a few corrections made to the credits.

    Hope you enjoy!
     
  2. Sir Rhosis

    Sir Rhosis Commodore Commodore

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    Okay, I admit I'm not up on all my fan films. Who in the cast is from what production?

    Written, filmed and edited in 24 hours. Not bad. Sort of reminds me of those 48 hour film festivals.

    Sir Rhosis
     
  3. Potemkin_Prod

    Potemkin_Prod Commodore Commodore

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    I should've noted that in the original post.

    From Reliant: Darren Hann, Tara Murphy, Joann Pelley.
    From Valkyrie: Jerry Stanford, Jacob Stanford, Dean Rogers, Toby Curfman, Michael Liebmann
    From Farragut: Dean Rogers
    From Phase 2: Brian Holloway
    From Potemkin: Bill Mackenzie, Doug Harper, Sara Mackenzie, Renda Carr, Tim Carr
    From TrekTrax Atlanta: Eric L. Watts, Christopher Jones, Leila M. McMichael, Wilford Sims
     
  4. Potemkin_Prod

    Potemkin_Prod Commodore Commodore

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    The actual production time (including filming) was 12 hours. Spent a couple of hours hanging out, having dinner/lunch/breakfast, and doing panels.
     
  5. Sir Rhosis

    Sir Rhosis Commodore Commodore

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    I'm going to assume that you'll run this through a sound filter ()or whatever) to bring up the dialog. And remove the timer? :) Sorry to nitpick.

    Sir Rhosis
     
  6. Potemkin_Prod

    Potemkin_Prod Commodore Commodore

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    We're probably going to sit down with the actors whose lines need dubbing and rerecord them. The timer on the end is where we simply used a test footage for the closing shot. I regret screwing up New Toronto more with mis-sizing it in the opening.
     
  7. MikeH92467

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    Putting yourselves under the gun to turn around a project so quickly was a great idea on a number of levels. I'll bet it will really help you speed up your post-production times in the future. I'm sure it also gives you a fresh appreciation of just how skilled professional operations are that can turn out weekly 60 minute episodes!
     
  8. Potemkin_Prod

    Potemkin_Prod Commodore Commodore

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    Very much so. And we realize how important that the sound that we do in post at our leisure is so important. We need to work harder at making sure that the sound we record while we shoot is as best as we can possibly get it on the set or location. Because it was clear while I sat there until 1am Saturday night that we needed ADR that we didn't have time to record. A well-placed boom mike at the bar would've solved our problems.

    Back to your point, yes, I'm amazed out how television produces a 42-48 min production in less than a week!
     

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