Starship Ironsides

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by bob reed, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. bob reed

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    Starship Ironsides is looking for a couple writers. If you are interested please drop us a PM here.
     
  2. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Ironsides? With first officer Eve Whitfield?

    Seriously, I suggest links if you want people to know who/what you are about.
     
  3. Barbreader

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  4. bob reed

    bob reed Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Thanks Barbra! Ya that is us. Sorry for no link. It was late....
     
  5. PattyW

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    Actually, it is and it isn't. The original Trekbbs thread was with the original co-exec and writer. The mission and ship crew have changed. (as have the production crew) According to the facebook page they are doing the standard "5 year mission" now.
     
  6. bob reed

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    Still looking for folks that would like to be involved. I am sure we can put you to work!
     
  7. Maurice

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    Bob, if you want help, you're going to be more successful if you write a post saying what you are looking for and giving some detail on your show. The "About" on your Facebook page really says nothing, and you can't expect people to go digging for what you should be putting out there.
     
  8. bob reed

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    Ok.. Not sure what more to say as far as a description is concerned. One of the problems is i can not write. I can do a lot of things that need to be done but writing is not one of them. The production is a TOS based, about early season 2. We are going to shoot it so it looks like it was shot in parallel with the Enterprises adventures. Who am I looking for? Writers, actors, film crew such as camera and sound people, gaffers, and folks who just want to help out.
     
  9. YJAGG

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    I do not know your area of NY that well, (grew on the Island, and now I am in Baltimore) would love to come up and perform but with a family, a year left in my MBA and a new job so I would be a scheduling nightmare. That said I would try the following

    Writers, online forums of course, but look up sci fi writing fourms

    production crew -Meet up sites, again community theatre, local colleges,

    actors,- community theatre, local colleges, craigs list

    Quality costs

    For story ideas is to workshop an idea - get your pals together and a recorder and just walk through an idea and see where it goes

    The scope of a productions is a bear, and there are tons of books on making a no budget movie.

    Invest in lights and audio ( the Zoom products are really good) think about what you have access to, set and costume wise where are you getting your costumes the futura boots are like 55 a pop you can pick up cheap flat front pants at Walmart, but the tunic is the bear, how exact do you want it to be ? Make up yes Vulcans would be the least expensive to do with off the shelf ears
     
  10. bob reed

    bob reed Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I live as far from the Island as I can and still be in NY! :)

    I have not thought of some of those places to look for help. Thank you I will see what I can do.

    Eqwipment, I am in good shape here. Light stands, lights, ok pro sumer camera. Sound I am in great shape as I have done sound for years. Costumes. Again pretty good shape as I have had some great instruction on how to make them myself. Here is a look at my first attempt:

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    Thanks for your reply. Hope I have answered a few questions.
     
  11. bob reed

    bob reed Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    In the last several days we have made some big strides in our production. We are looking at several scripts, picked up a few willing bodies to be crew. Finished off our sound kit and started testing video, audio and lighting together to learn how to use what we have. Have another crew member helping with costuming and will have more pics up this week. Things are looking good.
     
  12. YJAGG

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    That's great, I was also thinking you might want to start with a short, to get started it could either be the cold open to the larger epic you will make, or just fun shake down cruise.

    Qaplah!
     
  13. bob reed

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    This is also my thought. I now working with 2 writers to come up with our first vignette to start us off. I want to thank you all for your replies and know I give each one thought.
     
  14. PattyW

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    Try answering these questions for folks:

    What is the ship's mission?

    Who are the crew?

    Is this a one-time thing or a series?

    What are your goals for the production long term?

    CGI or live action?

    If live action, where are you going to film? Green screen or sets?

    Why should people help you? (standard PR - what are they going to get out of it? like "more fun than a root canal"! "A million dollars for each crew member!" "we're starting out and you have a chance to help build a fan film from the ground up - making a major impact with your work!")

    What's your budget and how are you paying for it?z

    There are others...but those will get most people's basic questions answered and generate more interest.
     
  15. bob reed

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    Thank you for this information!!
     
  16. Melakon

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    Man, it sucks that all these things happen far away from me. I'm way out in Arizona, with no car, no money to travel, and most productions seem to be on the East Coast. I'm on disability, so it's 24 hours a day of twiddling my thumbs for the last 13 years or so.

    I would be interested in seeing some sort of writers' guide listing setting, major characters and personality descriptions, and any sets planned. Maybe I could try revamping some abandoned ideas I was developing in the 80s when trying to write spec scripts. ;)
     
  17. CorporalCaptain

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    Seems like Arizona would be great for alien planet locations.
     
  18. Melakon

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    It's just too friggin' hot during the summer though. 113F at 7:30pm right now. This morning it was 99 at 9:15.
     
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    In fucking sane.
     
  20. Melakon

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    And right now at 12:30am, it's 100.