Axanar: The Official Podcast
8: Crewing Up!

Pre-Production Begins!

Prelude to Axanar has raised the level of expectations for independent Star Trek productions and generated excitement not only amongst fans but in the media as well. After the amazing short, fans are eagerly anticipating the full-length film. What does the full Axanar have in store for us? A few tidbits are now at hand as pre-production has begun! In this episode of the official Star Trek: Axanar podcast, Alec Peters and Christopher Jones are joined by director Christian Gossett to find out what's happened so far in pre-production, from some new casting to the evolution of the script. Diana Kingsbury even makes an off-mic guest appearance! (Listen and see if you can spot her.) Plus, in our news, segment we get an update from Alec about initial makeup tests for the full Axanar film and preparations for Comikaze.

 

Hosts

Christopher Jones and Alec Peters

 

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

 

Associate Producers

Norman C. Lao

 

News

Visiting Makeup Effects Lab (0:56)

Preparing for Comikaze (4:01)

 

Feature: Pre-Production

First Steps (6:52)

Casting: Ana Alexander (8:40)

Makeup Tests (10:41)

Other Aliens We May See In Axanar (13:09)

Evolution of the Script (16:34)

Getting the Crew In Place (26:44)

Final Thoughts (32:50)

Closing (36:13)

 

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Direct download: ax-008.mp3
Category:Pre-Production -- posted at: 11:26pm MDT

7: Making the Universe Larger

An Author's View of Axanar with James Swallow.

One of the most exciting parts of writing a story like Axanar is the opportunity to add richness to the Star Trek universe. This is something than few people know better than James Swallow, author of many novels including The Poisoned Chalice, part of the New York Times bestselling Star Trek series "The Fall." So how does a novelist view the story of The Four Years War and how Axanar is expanding upon events and characters that we've learned very little about in past Trek?

In this episode of the official Star Trek: Axanar podcast, Alec Peters and Christopher Jones are joined by James to get an author's view of the Axanar story, the way the Klingons are being portrayed, the backstory of Garth, and where the story might go next. Plus, James gives us a few teasers about his next two Star Trek books, included the Titan novel Sight Unseen.

In our news segment we recap the events of Salt Lake City Comic Con, discuss the first steps in pre-production of the full Axanar film, which kicked off on September 8 (the 48th anniversary of Star Trek), learn a bit more about Garrett Wang's Klingon role, get a post-Kickstarter update, and find out what kind of Axanar merchandise is in the pipeline.

 

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Chapters

 

News

Salt Lake City Comic Con recap (2:19)

Full Axanar Pre-Production underway! (4:31)

Update on Garret Wang's Axanar role (9:56)

Post-Kickstarter update (12:01)

Axanar merchandise in the pipeline (14:57)

 

Feature: An Author's View of Axanar with James Swallow

Writing expanded universe fiction (17:46)

An Author's View of Star Trek: Axanar (21:14)

Writing the Future Forward (27:40)

An Author's View of Axanar Klingons (32:28)

An Author's View of Captain Garth (35:17)

What James Hopes to See in Future Axanar (49:39)

Sight Unseen Teaser and James's Next Books (51:06)

Closing (54:40)

Direct download: ax-007.mp3
Category:Story Development -- posted at: 3:22am MDT

6: Tapes Have Gone the Way of the Dodo

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!

 

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Chapters

 

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)

Direct download: ax-006.mp3
Category:Video Production -- posted at: 5:58am MDT

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