Old Wounds: A Star Trek Fan Production

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by knowwonnose, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. knowwonnose

    knowwonnose Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2017
    The 2nd adventure of the USS Constar, and filmed with a good friend of mine. I really wanted to do something that anyone could relate to, story line wise. And I wanted to address the Ferengi being the main bad guys at the beginning of TNG in some fashion.

     
    mthompson1701 likes this.
  2. jespah

    jespah Rear Admiral Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2011
    Location:
    Boston, the Gateway to the Galaxy
    This is a great concept. She was a little hard to hear, FYI, at least to my ears. I was also hoping for at least one shot of them together or making contact. I've found at grave sites that people tend to touch a lot more.

    Without context as to who they're mourning, that makes it a bit tougher to understand, beyond generalized grief. Are we talking about shipmates? Friends? Lovers? Family?

    Like I said, the idea is just terrific. This is an area we rarely see, either in canon or in fan films. We see mourning on occasion, but it always seems to be fresh. We never seem to see people later, perhaps even commemorating the anniversary of a death (or of a birth of a lost loved one). That alone makes this one special. :)
     
    knowwonnose and BoredShipCapt'n like this.
  3. BoredShipCapt'n

    BoredShipCapt'n Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Location:
    Stage 9 forever
    Vance's films are sort of like an unassembled jigsaw puzzle, but from the poster image and some of the other films it becomes apparent that they are mourning their respective spouses.
     
    knowwonnose and jespah like this.
  4. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Excellent fanfilm of dealing of losing spouses and grieveing them was well done.
     
    knowwonnose likes this.
  5. knowwonnose

    knowwonnose Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2017
    I'm really glad you guys liked this one. This was her first time acting. I really feel that trek always works best when it's just a story that just happens to take place in the trek universe. Most try to make TREK and I feel that's the wrong approach. It's not relatable that way. Just tell a good story
     
  6. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Location:
    Walking distance from Starfleet HQ
    Given the kind of films you've been posting, Vance, you might like the short I made in November. Here it is on Facebook (link). And below is it on YouTube. It was made in like 54 hours. :)

     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2018
  7. knowwonnose

    knowwonnose Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2017
    dude i love that. im sooo sharing it.
     
  8. knowwonnose

    knowwonnose Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2017
    honestly i love art pieces like that that say so much
     
  9. Maurice

    Maurice Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Location:
    Walking distance from Starfleet HQ
    Thanks Vance. It was very rewarding to walk onto the set that morning and have a number of the actors come over and tell me how much they loved the script. Some of the crew didn't "get" it until they heard it played out in run throughs. I'm going to $poiler code the rest of this post because I don't want to make this thread about my work, but you might find what I post in it of some interest.

    The idea behind this script actually has roots going way back to like near 2000, when Jim Shelton and I discussed what could be shot on the flying boat (used in Raiders of the Lost Ark) at the Oakland Aviation Museum (on which we ultimately shot "Stagecoach In the Sky" [link]) and he mentioned an old radio drama concerning people on a plane which is frozen in place and the passengers aren't sure if time stopped or if they're dead or what, and we talked about trying to find/license the radio show and adapt that to a film, or do our own riff on the general concept. So when I hit on the idea of shooting in a "Limbo" I first went to that "people wonder if they're dead or not and why they're there" thing, but that started to sound a little too "Five Characters In Search of An Exit" from The Twilight Zone. After my first notes for the prospective script for "The Limbo Set" Jim suggested the notion that maybe it's like a play where only one character realizes they're on a stage and all you have to do is walk off. And that made me think about how people can't or won't see the possibilities right under their noses, and that "dead" is maybe a metaphor for not actually living the life you have. Thus the limbo game became our 2001 monolith: this thing that appears and makes the apes see things differently because its mere presence is beyond their comprehension. It's there ergo it MUST mean something. So it makes them aware that there IS a way out, or they impose that function on it and thus it becomes their "exit" because they imagine it to be. Or something. [​IMG]

    Here's some behind the scenes video [link].
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2018
  10. knowwonnose

    knowwonnose Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2017
    Dude that's friggin cool! And I don't mind going off topic lol so don't hide it lol it happens, hell, let's get more ppl on that as it's worth talking abt.
    You ever do something like that again, I'd love to help. That's really a cool ordeal man. Most ppl just stick to "more of the same" and I hate that box they stay painted in