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    Borderline Trek Film

    I'd think it'd be OK to share these videos now. Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cU-M_LyWyU&feature=g-upl Bloopers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvWsv5xm2BY&feature=g-upl Enjoy!
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    CBS's "Rules of Engagement" for Star Trek Fan Films

    I wish there was some way I could be involved in this -- but I can't really see how anyone else could use an elevated half-size quasi Movie era bridge set. But if you can. let me know!
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    CBS's "Rules of Engagement" for Star Trek Fan Films

    Re: Paramount IP enforcement, has it hit any productions yet? Years ago, I used to chat with some of the people that were making "Star Trek: New Voyages" (before it became "Phase 2"). I was told at that time that they were barred from having any advertising, selling any DVDs or other...
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    CBS's "Rules of Engagement" for Star Trek Fan Films

    Re: Paramount IP enforcement, has it hit any productions yet? I'm really curious about how some of the fan films have been able to get around CBS with their recent crowdfunding endeavors? I just saw one for Star Trek Phase II and it seems as though that is in direct violation of both the deal...
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    Borderline Trek Film

    Sorry about that. Is it OK to post just the video, then?
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    Borderline Trek Film

    Hey all! It's been an exciting week for us! We finally started our crowd sourcing campaign and raised all the money we originally asked for in a little under a week! We were totally floored by it, since we thought it would take the entire 47 day run for us to even get close -- so now we're...
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    Borderline Trek Film

    I thought I'd share one of the latest bits from our production. Getting close to filming!
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    Warped Doors

    I think that's where we went wrong with ours. The set was down for about 6 months and the two doors leaned against the wall -- they may have warped slightly at that point, but nothing that was overly noticeable. Last weekend, we took them down and painted them int he hot sun. When we put them...
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    Warped Doors

    I think we may have found an option that will work. One of the problems we had was that it's a doorway that's 2 feet wide and about 4 feet tall. My thought was that a commercial door wouldn't work because they're hollow. If you cut the bottom and the side off to make it fit, you have two gaping...
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    Warped Doors

    So, we came to conclusion that the elevator doors that we've had on the set are warping. Since our doors aren't a standard size due to it being built for puppets, I made the doors out of pine 1x2 and 1/8 inch MDF. They're about 5 feet tall and 18 inches feet wide. Since I have to build them...
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    Something I've never seen in a Trek Fan Production

    I always wondered why there weren't more fan films that were set in the TWOK-TUC time period. Maybe it was the set costs issue.
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    Fan Film Writer's Primer

    Thanks for posting these! All were very good reads!
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    Fan Film Writer's Primer

    #9: When you're stuck, make a list of what WOULDN'T happen next. Lots of times the material to get you unstuck will show up. #18: You have to know yourself: the difference between doing your best & fussing. Story is testing, not refining. #22: What's the essence of your story? Most economical...
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    Fan Film Writer's Primer

    An interesting list of the "22 Rules of Storytelling -- According to Pixar" is making the rounds today. I put my current script up against it and fared pretty well (19/22). Check it out here: And, for posterity/discussion's sake, here it is: #1: You admire a character for trying more than for...
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    "Polaris"

    Do you think a Kickstarter campaign would be helpful for you guys to finish? Our little production is going to have one soon to get money to buy a better camera -- which would be a lot less than the $75000 Space Command was asking for. But if you guys could raise about $3-5000, it might be...
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