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Intrepid resumes production.

Postby capthunter » Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:32 pm

Okay, we never officially stopped, but it's been so long since we actually shot anything that we might as well have.

Our next episode was supposed to be Dissonant Minds. At that time, we were building up to a feature length episode which would have picked up where Dissonant Minds left off. We even have a few scenes from that feature length episode in hand.

And then I became a dad.

Those of you who have taken the step from no kids to suddenly having to juggle work life and parenthood will understand. Work on Intrepid became more and more of a challenge, and one I rarely had time or energy for. I realised shooting our feature length just wasn't practical, and truth be told, I was sick to death of greenscreen work (and there would have been a lot of it). So I decided it was necessary to rework Dissonant Minds as more of a cap to our arc, and scrap the feature length.

This, unfortunately, was not so easy as I'd imagined. We'd already shot about 70 percent of Dissonant Minds, and what we needed to achieve, didn't entirely fit in with what we had in the virtual can. For a while, I considered cutting what we had as a short, but that would have meant cutting a few people who had come and worked on scenes already, and I really didn't want to do that. Let's face it, there's little recompense for doing these things, the least we can do is make sure those who give their time end up on screen (or behind it, depending on what their role is). So I kept going back to that script, month after month, trying to make it work.

Until a few weeks ago. I'd planned to shoot a short this weekend, but couldn't arrange for the location I wanted in time so had to postpone. So I figured, what the hell, set a deadline and I'll figure something out.

Whether it was the deadline or just luck, I managed to cobble the plot back together and write a few scenes that will, hopefully, tie things up coherently enough. We still need to shoot another one (maybe two) scenes, but the hard part is hopefully over.

So what will this episode be called? Well it might still be Dissonant Minds. Or it might be something else. The episode formerly known as Dissonant Minds will do for now I guess.

There are a few images up on our Facebook page if anyone wants to take a look.

https://www.facebook.com/starshipintrepid

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Re: Intrepid resumes production.

Postby capthunter » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:55 pm

Here's a quick out take from the January shoot. Please note this is just a quick pass, the background plate is a placeholder. No sound work has been done and neither the keying or colour are necessarily indicative of the finished film, but now that we're up and running we'll try to share updates where possible and practical.

http://youtu.be/2TCeN5PAbZo

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Re: Intrepid resumes production.

Postby awayteam » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:41 pm

Glad to see you back in production. I had worried that you had dis-banded. I hope it all goes well and that (as Elwood Blues once said) you're able to get the band back to together...

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Re: Intrepid resumes production.

Postby capthunter » Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:01 pm

Thanks away team. Things are moving slowly but they are moving. :)

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Re: Intrepid resumes production.

Postby BlueCatShip » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:25 am

Hurray! Good to hear Intrepid is back in action.

If you all go on to future plans, fans would enjoy that.

Congratulations, daddy-oh, papa-san, etc.

I've noticed that the "Real World Job Once Graduating College" and "The Dad/Mom Thing" do tend to take up large chunks of time, before settling down so that fans can resume doing fannish things.

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