Thursday, June 25, 2015
Today was a day of pure work on the script. OK, not really, I got a lot of other stuff done as well. I worked from home so I had minimal distractions and got a ton done.
First up was combining the draft Bill Hunt did of the script with V6 which I had written (and Christian had edited and wrote a bit on). I got through the first act, and started the second. Overall, some great changes, and Bill is serious about getting a complete revision done in two weeks with me.
New writers joining the crew
After that I put together a group of bloggers from the fans who had volunteered to help write for our website, and got an Aussie fan, David Hollingworth, a professional writer/editor, to run the group. This is important as we need more content on our website, including interviews with cast and crew.
Our Phone App is Coming!
How do you like what you see above? Yeah, we like it too. Expect a launch within 30 days.
From Rob Burnett, our trusty Director:
Once again… I received some unexpected goodness all the way from Germany, courtesy of Tobias Richter. He sent me a new Space establishing shot, which wasn’t included in my original story reel. What I like about this shot is… there’s an abstraction to it. You don’t immediately know what it is… yet, it certainly draws you in… then, when we cut to the next existing shot… it establishes our location… and then answers the question of what the previous shot actually is. Three successive shots bring you down into a very quiet dialogue scene between two characters. So… unlike most science fiction space adventures, which tend to announce themselves with slam-bang action, we at Team AXANAR have gone in the entirely opposite direction… we’re showing you an elegant, thoughtful, quiet scene, which serves to set the stage for the look and feel of what we’re hoping to achieve with the film we’re making.
With PRELUDE, we showed you glimpses of what our epic space battles will look like, and make no mistake, the AXANAR feature will contain some VERY intense space action the likes of which you’ve never seen before… (one scene in particular I’ve already started designing after speaking with Tobias about it). And, while we’re making a film about the cost of war, AXANAR will absolutely stand up with the very best of STAR TREK as a story about the nature of what it means to be human amidst the crashing tides of galactic change.
Of all the work I’ve ever done in the 26 years of being an entertainment industry professional, I don’t think I’ve ever been as excited about any project the way I’m excited about AXANAR.
After that, Diana and I went to the Saturn Awards thanks to our Associate Producer Bill Watters. The entire Axanar Blu-Ray team had been nominate Rob Burnett for Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 7, Charles de Lauzirika for Twin Peaks, and Cliff Stephenson for Hannibal. Charlie won, his fourth Saturn Award!
Thanks for your support!