"Yorktown: A Time to Heal" - Official thread for the Sulu fan film!

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  1. scifib5st

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    Good news on the ETA on the trailer. Thanks for the update.
     
  2. CaptainMatt

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    Fantastic! Thanks for the reply to my question. I know you must be rather busy at this time.
     
  3. Captain Atkin

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    A quick status update. The original CGI trailer has been re-edited, with a new musical score added. The live action trailer is being touched up, and will be posted in June. Right now I'm doing color correction and fixing sound on it. The videos will be posted at www.vimeo.com/johnatkin.

    A third trailer will be made in a few months, once we have all the missing scenes filmed. After the third trailer is done, we will be releasing the film. Right now, Stan Woo is aiming to have the film finished in 2013. No set date at this time. We are operating on a budget of $0 right now, so the costs of getting the original film transferred has been holding us back a bit, but it is getting done. In mid-September, we will be filming the missing bridge scenes in LA.
     
  4. scifib5st

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    Would some type of fund raiser help? Did you see what Mark Zicrady did with Space Comand?
     
  5. Barbreader

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    Thanks! I'm now following your Vimeo channel!
     
  6. Captain Atkin

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    An updated version of the teaser trailer is now online! New music score, and enhanced VFX.

    https://vimeo.com/43588987
     
  7. Captain Atkin

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    Just getting back from Austin, Texas, where I was working on a short sci-fi film with some friends. Finished the work on the colour correction on the Super 8 for the 2nd trailer this morning. Waiting for a few new FX shots, and then I will be posting it online. Still a few weeks away, but we are getting there!
     
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    Meant to say, liked the updated teaser. The lens flares didn't bother me in the slightest. ;)
     
  9. Captain Atkin

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    The 25 year old Yorktown: A Time to Heal master 3/4" Umatic SP tapes completed its final digitization this afternoon at 3:35 PM. The tapes underwent an extensive restoration process which started June 15, 2012. After an exhaustive search, DC Video of Burbank, CA was chosen as the facility to digitize the Yorktown Masters. DC Video is known for restoring Apollo Lunar Landing tapes for NASA. The process involved baking the master tapes at 130 degrees to re-adhere the magnetic particles to the base. The result is a sparkling 10 bit uncompressed master looking better than the original tapes. More information about DC Video can found at www.dcvideo.com.

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    Stan Woo with the restoration team at DC Video, in Burbank, CA

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  10. Potemkin_Prod

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    This is just terrific! James Shigeta as Admiral Nogura. At last!
     
  11. Barbreader

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    Never give up! Never surrender!
     
  12. Danlav05

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    Bravo! The picture looks pretty clear!
     
  13. Maurice

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    This was perhaps addressed earlier, but do any of the original film elements exist?
     
  14. scifib5st

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    This look way cool... Hope to see the second trailer soon. Thanks for the hard work. :drool::drool::drool:
     
  15. Captain Atkin

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    Yes they do. Not sure what condition they are all in now, as it was shot on super 8 over 25 years ago. The film was transferred to 3/4" Umatic SP tapes back in the late 90s. From what I have seen, it was a very good transfer.
     
  16. Maurice

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    I was asking because I wondered if it would be possible to scan the original film into hi-def without the intermediate step of the Umatic SP, but I realize there are probably cost issues with that.
     
  17. Captain Atkin

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    Huge cost issues. It would cost a lot. But this looks really crisp, and I think people will be very pleased.
     
  18. Captain Atkin

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  19. Barbreader

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    Please let me use that poster on my website for your paragraph listing!
     
  20. Captain Atkin

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    Sure! Go right ahead :)