Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by TK421, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. dayxday1000

    dayxday1000 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Looks great! I especially like the honeycomb shadow on the wall. Overall, I really like the way these sets were lit. If I remember correctly, it was done by kids from the Austin School of Film.
     
  2. scifib5st

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    Thanks for the peak behind the curtin on this.
     
  3. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Several professional crew guys who were working at Austin Studio on other things got involved in the shoot, including on lighting.
     
  4. dayxday1000

    dayxday1000 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Ahh..maybe it was the school who provided the lights and lighting crew that I'm remembering. Nice that some pros were around to help.
     
  5. Maurice

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    What really impresses me in this show as I go back through it is the camera work. There's a lot of really good angles that are not the obvious ones, and quite a few shots where the camera dollies or jibs around to follow characters. Quite a few "stacked" shots with characters in the foreground, midground and background.
     
  6. dayxday1000

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    Do you know if it was storyboarded that way? Was there a cinematographer involved? Was it Scott Cummins' direction or Jimm's vision...or maybe a collaborative effort? It definitely has "look' to it.
     
  7. Maurice

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    There was some minimal storyboarding. I know, because I did some of it (I storyboarded the opening bridge scene, and the Tressaurian beam-in and subsequent action in Act 2). I couldn't speak to exactly whose idea(s) it was, but I know Scott looked at a lot of TOS to see what their camera work was like. I do know they used two cameras for some scenes, and the B camera sometimes was put in an unusual perspective.
     
  8. Tribble Herder

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    Well, whenever it comes out, it'll look great...
     
  9. Maurice

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    Looking at it right now. It DOES look great! :D
     
  10. Joel_Kirk

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    Looking good Exeter team!
     
  11. Maurice

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    Happy Happy Joy Joy! I found some VFX elements I didn't think I had! That cuts down the number of re-renders I need to ask for. Whew.
     
  12. Barbreader

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    :techman::cool::luvlove::D:beer::hugegrin:
     
  13. Tribble Herder

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    So the light at the end of this tunnel isn't an oncoming train after all?
     
  14. scifib5st

    scifib5st Commander Red Shirt

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    Irish eyes smile on fools and ships named Exeter...:guffaw::techman:
     
  15. Maurice

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    Well, every little piece that doesn't need to be done or-redone shortens the route.
     
  16. MikeH92467

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    If there's ever a DVD of the finished product I'd love to hear a bonus commentary track!
     
  17. Tribble Herder

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    I'll just be happy with a finished product.
     
  18. Therin of Andor

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    Jimm and Josh did a commentary for the first one. I would think doing a commentary will be the easiest part of what still needs to be done. Heck, why not just audiotape the premiere night?
     
  19. Maurice

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    There's already a lengthy "making of" piece on the hard drive with all the footage.
     
  20. MikeH92467

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    How the final part was rescued would be a fine addition! :)
     

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