Intrepid Releases "A Treasure for the Ages".

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  1. USS Intrepid

    USS Intrepid Commodore Commodore

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    Just wanted to let people know that we released our latest short film, A Treasure for the Ages," late last night.

    As always, these films are never perfect and this one's no exception, but hopefully some of you will find something to enjoy. Our thanks to everyone who takes the time to watch. :)

     
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  2. trynda1701

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    Nice little tale, a cool little character piece.:cool::cool::cool::cool:

    Was odd seeing David playing someone other that S'Ceris!

    Can you tell us a bit about the filming locations?

    Another nice Intrepid story. C'mon the Scots!:beer:

    (Edited to take out spoilers! Sorry)
     
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  3. Sgt_G

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    Not bad. Better than most, actually.
     
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  4. dmac

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    Fan Films are not suppose to be perfect. A labour of love for sure but above all a joy to create. Great story, Thank you!
     
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  5. Brownspace Films

    Brownspace Films Warrior's Death - A Star Trek Fan Film Premium Member

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    Getting your film out there to share with the world is always an enormously wonderful achievement. These are such a labor of love and my hats off to you and your team. Quite an enjoyable production and thanks for sharing!
     
  6. Maurice

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    I'll try to watch it tonight. :)
     
  7. Maurice

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    So, watched it. I feels different than most of your previous works. It feels less confined, like the number of wider shots is bigger. I also suspect you directing it gives it a different feel.

    I honestly had a bit of trouble understanding the V.O. at the beginning because the music was loud. But then I have some hearing loss so maybe that's just me.

    I'm curious what sort of filter you used in the scene on the sailing ship, because it does this black halo-ing thing around overdriven lights characteristic of 1950s video.
     
  8. Noname Given

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    I liked it (I didn't see the episode it was a sequel of sorts to, so I probably missed a lot of nods and some subtext.)

    - I thought the sonic screwdriver bit was cute.

    - As always your teams use of locations is good; including the library you filmed in.

    I thought it was a nice little character piece for the most part the sound levels and mixing were good, the actors did fine and the actors voices could be heard (although for me as an 'ugly American':whistle: I have to rewind at times to get what they are actually saying through their various accents ;) - but that's on me - not on your actors they delivered lines well and were clear. And I'm sure most of your European fans are going - "What accents??":angel:)
     
  9. USS Intrepid

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    Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. Re: S’Ceris, we decided the makeup was just too much trouble, and we never really did it justice. Maybe we’ll revisit it in the future.

    Regarding the locations. I’ll need to refresh my memory on a couple of them, but Discovery is pretty easy.

    https://www.rrsdiscovery.co.uk/

    I’ll check back on the other two. :)

    Thanks man, glad you enjoyed it. :)

    Mine certainly never are lol. But thank you, I’m glad you liked it. :)

    Thank you kindly! Appreciate you taking the time to watch and comment. :)

    I don’t know if my direction made much difference to be honest. I didn’t really do a good job there, and one thing I did learn was that direction isn’t really my bag. At least not when I’m also acting. I just didn’t give it the attention it needed, which was a problem more than once. The more open feel might be down to Steve’s handheld camera work, and possibly my choice of shots when I was cutting.

    Re the opening narration and mix, I’m not sure actually, it sounds okay to my ear but I’m not a good judge of these things.

    I’d need to check the project file re the filter, but it was a mix of different things to get a look I sort of liked. I was going for a sort of “not quite there”, slightly ghostly look. Not sure I achieved what I was going for. It’s kind of a mishmash to be honest.

    Glad you liked it, and the sonic gag. I was quite fond of that gag, maybe a little obvious but it was fun to play with.

    There is no prequel to this film, by the way. It’s a stand-alone. I possibly could have done more to make that obvious though. :)

    We are remarkably lucky at some of the locations we get to use. The Discovery team didn’t charge us a penny to use the ship. They were really, really gracious, and seem genuinely excited about the film.

    Yeah accents are always an issue, but that’s okay.

    Thanks everyone for the lovely comments. It is very much appreciated. Sorry I took so long to respond, I’ve been pretty slammed at work and not hanging out online as much this week. :)
     
  10. Sir Rhosis

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    I was quite taken by it--nice character moments, great locations (your terrain is very like the Kentucky Appalachians I grew up in), an engaging story, everything. My favorite Intrepid voyage.

    Sir Rhosis
     
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  11. USS Intrepid

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    Thanks, for watching, I’m so happy you liked it. :)
     
  12. MikeH92467

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    Nicely done! What impresses me most is what's NOT there: the production glitches that can take me out of the moment. That's not a backhanded compliment in any way. There are so many things that can happen or where a story can fall short. It's obvious you've worked hard to learn the craft and avoid those big mistakes. Growth and improvement is one of the things that I enjoy seeing in the longer running productions (and conversely most disappointing not to see). The accents are a bit hard to follow for some of us Yanks, but I think there's a universal translator gag waiting to be exploited somewhere along the line. Keep going!
     
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  13. USS Intrepid

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    Thanks so much Mike, glad you enjoyed it so much.

    There’s a lot I’d like to have done differently, but for all its warts I’m pretty happy with it. I’m glad most folks seem to be enjoying it. :)
     
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    It's nice to see a group that's done a number of films and shows progressive improvement. There are some (I shan't name names) whose films are always full of the same mistakes film after film with no lessons learned.
     
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    Took me a bit to get around to watching this. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Loved the concept and the personal story for Hunter.

    Well done!
     
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    Thanks so much Ryan, I’m glad you liked it. :)
     
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    Great story thanks for posting it here.
     
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  18. USS Intrepid

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    Thanks for watching. Glad you enjoyed it. :)
     
  19. USS Intrepid

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    Just wanted to say thank you again to everyone who has taken the time to watch our latest film and to comment. The feedback so far has been lovely, and the response to the film itself has been pretty positive. We know we’re not pros, and these films always have issues, but I like to think we try hard to at least tell interesting stories and of late are working hard to try and avoid some of the usual pitfalls.

    Also, if I could ask one other small favour, if you did watch and enjoy this or any of our films, could you please like them on YouTube and maybe subscribe to our channel if you haven’t already. It helps others find our films, and while we don’t make any money of these, it’s always nice if we can broaden our audience a little, and let people see that fanfilms really are still going strong.

    Thank you again. :)
     
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  20. dmac

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    Enjoyed
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    All in a day's work!
     
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