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#1 Bill

 

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:50 AM

From our friends at Farragut here is the newest episode, back online, enjoy!









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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:39 AM

Impressive! It has sets like Phase II as well.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:24 PM

Was able to tour the Farragut sets several weeks ago. It's a 10,000 sq ft facility. The corridor itself is massive, replicating the original series wonderfully. Transporter room, Sickbay, Officer's Quarters, Turbolift, Bridge, it's all there. If you ever get a chance, be sure and drop by and see for yourselves!
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

I drove thru St.Mary Kingston a few weeks ago. It killed me to know at the time they were filming Star Trek Continues and I couldn't stop and check things out.







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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:45 AM

Was able to tour the Farragut sets several weeks ago. It's a 10,000 sq ft facility. The corridor itself is massive, replicating the original series wonderfully. Transporter room, Sickbay, Officer's Quarters, Turbolift, Bridge, it's all there. If you ever get a chance, be sure and drop by and see for yourselves!


That's quite big. Are the facilities open for visitors?

I've been looking for a warehouse to convert to a soundstage, but others have told me renting a soundstage would be cheaper.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:14 AM

Renting is cheaper in the long run. Make sure it works out first as renting then move up to ownership. Best to build then to convert, as you do not want to be tided down to a building made for music from the 1970's.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:11 PM

That's quite big. Are the facilities open for visitors? I've been looking for a warehouse to convert to a soundstage, but others have told me renting a soundstage would be cheaper.


The Farragut facilities have an open house every once in a while. I was fortunate enough to be able to drive across the state to attend. The production company is renting out the facility to other fan productions who are interested in using their sets.

Renting is cheaper in the long run. Make sure it works out first as renting then move up to ownership. Best to build then to convert, as you do not want to be tided down to a building made for music from the 1970's.


I think they're not renting them, but that a benefactor is providing them at no cost to the production. Would that we could've found such a person in Albany.
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:52 AM

You may want to try kickstarter, Randy.

But someone has said renting a soundstage would be better - just put the sets up, shoot for the day or two, and take them down. It's cheaper that way.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:20 AM

Err... you have to have very limited plans for sets if you can put them up and take them down in a day. Both Ajax and Phase II's sets can be used for the additional cost it runs them... although they also both appreciate a contribution to underlying ongoing expenses. Both sets are also located in places where hotel and motel rooms can be gotten quite inexpensively. If you can do all your shooting for sets in a few days, that would probably work out, even with the travel, to be your least expensive option.

Farragut's sets can be rented, but my impression is the price is higher.
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:19 AM

I'm not up on this, but, even if it takes several months, it MAY (repeat, may) be cheaper to rent the soundstage for a year or two, put up the sets over several weeks, shoot the scenes, then take them down. There is a fundamental tradeoff between buying and renting, and that's true for any business.

Anyway, this video talks of using Kickstarter, and it mentions a film project starring Lindsay Lohan and a male porn star.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:01 PM

Kickstarter and other fundraiser sites are just not for me. We built what we could afford, kept within budget, and are happy with our work. We tell good stories that are entertaining to our viewers. Our sets have been up for nearly three years, and we enjoy the knowledge that we don't pay rent or require constant funds from donations. And given CBS / Legal's view of fundraising, I urge caution in any fund raising attempts.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:56 PM

In regards to all these kickstarter sites I am very surprised CBS/Paramount/Viacom haven't come down on some of these groups.

it is very easy to convert the funds into a profit making venture.

You have the right philosophy in your production Randy.:thumbsup:







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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:50 PM

Project Potemkin is a great new series, and I urge anyone who hasn't tried it to watch whatever their next release is... or their last release!
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:34 PM

In regards to all these kickstarter sites I am very surprised CBS/Paramount/Viacom haven't come down on some of these groups.

it is very easy to convert the funds into a profit making venture.

You have the right philosophy in your production Randy.:thumbsup:


Thanks, Bill and Barbara, for your support!
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