PACIFIC 201 - A Star Trek Film

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by aalenfae, May 21, 2014.

  1. KennyB

    KennyB Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    Yup. Don't wanna see another one go "Pike" on us.
     
  2. Noname Given

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    Probably means that principal photography took longer than expected (various things could cause that); they lost their lease on whatever space they were renting as their 'studio' - they've pretty much SPENT the $31K on the production done to date - and need the money to pay the new (and possibly old) landlord and also to cover the costs of moving their sets.
     
  3. Potemkin_Prod

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    I kinda doubt $1000 would cover either of those expenses, let alone both. I know how much it cost us each time to move our diminuitive sets from a carport to a warehouse and now to a boathouse. $1000 doesn't even cover the truck.
     
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  4. KennyB

    KennyB Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    Yeah it maybe me just being overcautious........since I have been burned before, but it makes my Spidy-Sense tingle a bit.
     
  5. Krandor

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    It does and the fan films that didn't follow through on their promises are to blame.
     
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  6. USS Intrepid

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    They posted in July in sir Facebook page to say principal photography would be finished "this week."

    So either that was delayed or they've realised they need additional footage.
     
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  7. Noname Given

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    Well, I'm not affiliated with the production in any way. obviously, it's some unplanned expense they didn't expect, and don't have the cash on hand to cover.
     
  8. USS Intrepid

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    Me neither. But between the two crowdfunding campaigns they've raised nearly $60,000 to date. Minus fees, that's still a pretty hefty sum, so it's a real shame if they're now short of cash.
     
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  9. Philip Guyott

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    They had to pay for an extra months rent and need a truck to move the sets now they have finished filming. They also made the mistake of feeding their actors :)
    It is explained at the end of this video:

     
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  10. USS Intrepid

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    Feeding your actors and crew should be a given. Perhaps the production has been more complex and expensive than they envisioned.
     
  11. uniderth

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    Hmm. I thought productions generally just had a lunch break and everyone did their own thing. Though, I could see catering for remote location shooting. I guess that shows how much I know about TV production.
     
  12. KennyB

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    No..........you'd lose half a day man.
     
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  13. Potemkin_Prod

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    My wife serves lunch to the cast and crew from 12:00pm until 12:30pm. No time for anything else.
     
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  14. MikeH92467

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    That's a great point. The great film director Frank Capra once reminded a cheapskate boss that "time costs more than film." It's just as true today, even in the age of digital memory. The costs of a few pizzas and/or some Subway sandwiches pales in comparison to the hourly costs of filming, even with a volunteer production.
     
  15. Potemkin_Prod

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    Linda will do vegetarian chili, Asian cole slaw, hotdogs, regular chili, sub-style sandwiches, pizza, pulled pork BBQ, and with the exception of the pizza and the occasional subway--she prefers to make her own, it's all homemade. Cheaper than getting it catered. :) Pizza, well, nothing beats Pizza Hut. :D
     
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  16. YJAGG

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    I gather you have never been to the five boroughs of NY, or the adjacent Nassau county?
     
  17. AaronJay

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    I was always taught that if you can't pay your actors (for whatever reason), the very least you can do is offer them a meal - avoiding carbs like pizza or rice of course, because no one likes a lethargic cast and crew. :lol:
     
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  18. Potemkin_Prod

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    I found a long time ago I get a better performance out of some of our younger, excitable cast when we serve pizza. :)
     
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  19. Potemkin_Prod

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    I have, and I'll take it one more step: I love Chicago Style Stuffed Pizza the best. :D
     
  20. Firebird

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    The magic of pizza works for many professions - it's the life-blood of the average engineering student. :techman:
     
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