Chance Encounter with Gary O’Brien.
Gary O’Brien, director of the recently released Star Trek fan film Chance Encounter, began his filmmaking career in his early teens. His passion for the art led him to the opportunity to work on the James Bond film Die Another Day, on which he was a visual effects technician.
In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson talks to Gary about those early days. Along the way, we discuss the product of Gary’s latest filmmaking venture.
Meeting Gary (00:02:24)
Formal Training (00:08:40)
Fan Film Comparisons (00:15:18)
Lighting and Sound (00:23:37)
The Nostalgia Factor (00:29:25)
Crew Creation (00:38:01)
Four Lights? (00:45:14)
Tony Robinson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
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Mark Naccarato Talks The Romulan War. We discuss this fan film set in the 22nd-century with its creator, talk about the historical events it chronicles, and how fans can help see it through to completion.
Gary O'Brien Talks The Holy Core. We talk about Gary's new TNG-era project, what he has learned since Chance Encounter, and learn about his Kickstarter campaign.
Sam Cockings Talks Temporal Anomaly. We're joined by Sam to discuss his passion for and background in CGI and visual effects.
Vic Mignogna Talks Star Trek and When the Train Stops. We’re joined by the captain of Star Trek Continues—Vic Mignogna—to look back at his time aboard the Enterprise and ahead to his next fan-funded project.
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John Carrigan Talks Life in the Empire. We talk to the Klingon Captain Kargh actor about his encounter with Gene Roddenberry and his acting career.
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