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Axanar 22: The Geekiest Year Ever by Trek fm

Axanar Directors Roundtable: Part 2.

From script to screen, making an independent film is an intricate process involving many hats—both creative and administrative. In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, we conclude our two-part roundtable with Robert Meyer Burnett, Alec Peters, Christian Gossett, and Charles de Lauzirika. This time they discuss their work beyond Star Trek, their journey from childhood fan to pro, how they retain that sense of wonder, and more.

In our news segment we get an update on construction in Ares Studios, the status of the Axanar script (it’s locked!), the next Kickstarter, and plans for WonderCon.

Running Time: 1 hour 28 minutes 8 seconds


Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett, Alec Peters, and Christopher Jones

Guests

Christian Gossett and Charles de Lauzirika

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

News

Studio Construction Update (00:02:53)
Daily Captain’s Logs (00:06:40)
Script Locked! (00:08:17)
The Next Axanar Kickstarter (00:13:30)
Axanar at WonderCon (00:19:28)

Feature: Directors Roundtable, Part 2

Geek Is the New Black (00:22:44)
From Childhood to Pro (00:30:04)
Alec’s Journey to Geekdom (00:38:36)
Christian and the Lightsaber (00:45:45)
The Battlestar Galactica Auction (00:50:27)
Making Blade Runner Go… Again (00:53:52)
Retaining That Sense of Wonder (00:59:12)
Closing (01:18:17)

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Axanar 21: What If This World Were Real? by Trek fm

Axanar Directors Roundtable: Part 1.

From script to screen, making an independent film is an intricate process involving many hats—both creative and administrative. In this first part of a special directors roundtable, hosts Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by Christian Gossett and Charles de Lauzirika to discuss scripts, shooting, creative challenges, music, and more.

Running Time: 44 minutes 28 seconds


Hosts

Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters

Guests

Christian Gossett and Charles de Lauzirika

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

News

Studio Construction Update (00:00:52)
Blu-ray Update (00:02:38)

Feature: Directors Roundtable

Intro (00:08:45)
The Script Process (00:11:03)
Shooting Philosophy (00:14:18)
Production Challenges (00:18:56)
Creative from Page to Film (00:25:09)
The Power of Music (00:37:45)
Closing (00:37:20)

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Axanar 14: Building Worlds by Trek fm

Visual Effects with Adam Howard.

Prelude to Axanar has been praised for its visuals, but it is only the beginning of what Axanar has in store for Star Trek fans. As we move toward the full film, the VFX team is stepping up its game with the addition of EMMY Award winner Adam Howard, who worked on all four post-TOS Star Trek series as well as First Contact and Insurrection.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, Alec Peters and Christopher Jones are joined by Adam to discuss his work in Star Trek, what drew him to Axanar, creating VFX on a limited budget, and his visions for The Four Years War.

In our news segment we find out about more exciting potential additions to the Axanar creative team, including costume designer Robert Blackman and Voyager assistant director Mike DeMeritt, get updates on the Ares Studios sound stage, and learn what Alec and Christian were up to in their recent script meeting.

Running Time: 47 minutes 43 seconds


Hosts

Christopher Jones and Alec Peters

Guest

Adam Howard

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

Associate Producer

Norman C. Lao

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

News

Star Trek veteran Mike DeMeritt talks to the Axanar team (00:00:43)
Ares Studios sound stage news (00:02:41)
Robert Blackman bringing costume design to Axanar? (00:05:21)
Alec and Christian hunker down for a script meeting (00:06:57)

Feature: Visual Effects with Adam Howard

How Adam Became Involved in Axanar (00:12:22)
Working on Past Star Trek (00:16:06)
VFX on a Budget (00:21:06)
Thinking About the Script (00:30:11)
Visions for the Visual Effects of Axanar (00:33:33)
Closing (00:37:19)

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Axanar 6: Tapes Have Gone the Way of the Dodo by Trek fm

Video Capture and Processing with Bing Bailey.

The tools used to capture and process video have changed drastically in recent years. Star Trek: Axanar would not have been feasible as a fan-supported independent production just a few years ago. But thanks to advances in camera technology, computer workstations and software, and drastic drops in prices, individuals with the skills can create Hollywood-quality films using the tools they have in their own homes and studios.

In this episode of the official Star Trek: Axanar podcast, Alec Peters and Christopher Jones are joined by video guru Bing Bailey, Digital Image Technician and Colorist for Axanar, to talk about the process of capturing, processing, and mastering video. We discuss the cameras used on Axanar, the hardware and software that Bing uses, and the steps required to master and create the final digital print that you see at a screening of the film.

In our news segment we recap the events of Dragon Con and Alec takes us through the final days of the Axanar Kickstarter, the amazing boost from George Takei, and the overwhelming support we've received from all of you, the fans!

Running Time: 1 hour 1 minute 42 seconds


Hosts

Christopher Jones and Alec Peters

 

Guest

Bing Bailey

 

News

Dragon Con Recap (1:37)
Kickstarter Recap (5:11)

 

Feature: Video Capture and Editing with Bing Bailey

Overview of Video Equipment and Hardware (16:37)
Capturing Footage for Prelude to Axanar (23:26)
Processing and Color Correction (26:46)
4K and the Data of Raw Footage (32:46)
Mastering and Creating the Digital Print (36:46)
Strategy Heading Into the Full Axanar Film (45:50)
Closing (49:53)


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Axanar 3: Dispelling Disbelief by Trek fm

The Sound Design of Prelude to Axanar.

Spectacular visuals and captivating acting are two of the most noticeable elements of a film, but take away the sound and what are you left with? In the absence of sound effects, even the greatest story doesn't feel quite right. Weapons fire, starships zipping by, footsteps, and the gentle ambient hum of the engines are all critical to making the visuals believable. But how are they created? The sources of many sounds Star Trek fans find familiar may surprise you. In this episode of the official Star Trek: Axanar podcast we're joined by Mark Edward Lewis, Jesse Akins, and Academy Award-winner Frank Serafine to learn more about how they bring Axanar to life through sound.

In our news segment we get a first-hand account of the San Diego Comic-Con premiere of Prelude to Axanar, some of the behind-the-scenes excitement that led up to the screening, the launch of the Kickstarter for the full Axanar film, and Axanar activities on slate for Star Trek Las Vegas.

Running Time: 57 minutes 57 seconds


Hosts

Christopher Jones and Alec Peters

 

Guests

Frank Serafine, Mark Edward Lewis, and Jesse Akins

 

News

Recapping the Prelude to Axanar premiere (1:08)
Kickstarter for the full Star Trek: Axanar film underway (5:42)
Axanar activities at Star Trek Las Vegas (14:10)

 

Feature: The Sound Design of Prelude to Axanar

Frank's Background (17:30)
Mark's Background (21:08)
Jesse's Background (23:29)
What Is Sound Design? (24:25)
Bringing Axanar to Life Through Sound (30:24)
Things to Watch For (42:17)
Closing and Feedback (46:03)


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