What would you prefer Trek fan films improve most? (Poll)

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by SITZKRIEG!, Mar 30, 2021.

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What aspect(s) of fan films in general most need improvement?

  1. Acting

    22 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. Action

    2 vote(s)
    6.1%
  3. Cinematography

    3 vote(s)
    9.1%
  4. Directing

    7 vote(s)
    21.2%
  5. Editing

    5 vote(s)
    15.2%
  6. Lighting

    1 vote(s)
    3.0%
  7. Marketing

    1 vote(s)
    3.0%
  8. Music

    1 vote(s)
    3.0%
  9. Production Value (props, sets, etc)

    2 vote(s)
    6.1%
  10. Special Effects

    3 vote(s)
    9.1%
  11. Writing

    26 vote(s)
    78.8%
  12. Sound

    15 vote(s)
    45.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. MikeH92467

    MikeH92467 Admiral Admiral

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    I'm just as bumfuzzled by the inability to correct the most basic sound issues.
     
  2. Bixby

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    I agree with everyone about the writing aspect (heck, I've been crucified as a hater more often than my share here because of that topic), but as a runner-up it definitely has to be that I wish a good number of Trek producers`d stop going after the right-wing version of Trek as a go-to.
    You know, the starship porn obsession, the Klingons as symbol for the foreign bad guys, the paper-thin story as an excuse for shoot-em-ups and the military fetichism.
    Third on my list is something I'm relieved seems to happen much less frequently since the CBS smackdown, and it`s having ''actors'' who won`t change their deeply-anachronistic haircuts and weirdo beards, much less take a long look in the mirror and relent that when you're an over 50 year-old person with 50 pounds more than the early-20s physically-fit ensign character should be, maybe you shouldn`t be the person in that suit.

    Other than that, I'm game :)
     
  3. CorporalCaptain

    CorporalCaptain Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Writing
    Sound
    Acting
     
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  4. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

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    I think the path of least resistance is a factor here. VFX are so easy to do now they're easier than the live action, which is the opposite of the Super 8 era. As such people who want to see lumbering spaceships going pew pew and phaser beams hitting people can easily get their jollies making a film, and those more interested in character and story have more of an uphill battle.

    That's the kind of thing I wanted to confront in "The Eagle and the Serpent" for Exeter...I wanted to make the Romulans complicated in their own way, to the point where the Romulan scientist who's conducting this politically motivated "experiment" decides that as a scientist he has to make sure the test he's conducting is accurate, and so takes his finger off the scales and ends up dying because the truth is more important than "winning".

    Without naming names I don't see any less of that now in most fan productions. I'm not keen on body shaming, and most of the people "acting" in these things are there to have fun or help a friend. That said, the makers should just admit the characters are the ages the people are.

    That said, I don't get the no-shave thing. Yes, if you have a big ol' beard that's going to take months to grow back I see not wanting to whack it off of for a day of playing redshirt with your friends, but as most of these "beards" are stubble beards that would b back in 4 days, fucking get out your Gillette already.
     
  5. DarKush

    DarKush Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm with the acting and writing being better, though I don't judge too harshly because these are fan films. The production values have vast improved over the last decade and a half.
     
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