Axanar: The Official Podcast (Video Production)

Official Axanar Podcast 57


Host: Keith M. Sedor

With: Alec Peters & Dana Wagner

Board Operator:  Benjamin Rockwell  


In this episode of Official Axanar Podcast 57, host Keith M. Sedor talks with Executive Producer Alec Peters and Dana Wagner following the amazing first Atlanta shoot of the next episodes of ‘Axanar: The Four Years War’ documentary.


We discuss the shoot, the hard working volunteers and production crew, craft services, the bridge set, lighting, and all of the details that go into making Axanar look as professional as any commercial production. All this and more, on this exciting episode of the Official Axanar Podcast.


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Production: Keith M. Sedor (Show Host, Editor, Executive Producer)

Benjamin Rockwell (Engineer)

Direct download: Official_Axanar_Podcast_57.mp3
Category:Video Production -- posted at: 11:46am MDT

41: Basically, You Guys Build V'ger

Larry O'Connor and Bing Bailey Interview.

OWC Digital have made amazing advances in computer hard drive technology by building drive arrays and writing the software to run them. These products allow users to edit large video files without any freezing of the hard drive, and OWC's mantra is that they build products and solutions to help people take their creativity further.

In this episode of the official Axanar podcast, Robert Meyer Burnett and Alec Peters are joined by Bing Bailey, the digital imaging technician and digital colorist on Prelude to Axanar, and Larry O'Connor to discuss new technology from Other World Computing (OWC) and how its use will change high-definition film editing.

Intro and Patches! (00:00:00) 
The Lawsuit (00:02:37) 
Recent Filming (00:05:51) 
Larry O'Connor and Bing Bailey (00:12:31) 
Working with 5K Files (00:18:46) 
The Software Component (00:20:17) 
Differences between Hard Drive Types (00:24:23) 
How Does Drive Speed Help in Post Production? (00:27:17) 
Designed and Built in North America (00:33:48) 
Eight-Drive Thunderbolt 3 Arrays? (00:36:15) 
Final Thoughts (00:40:10) 

Alec Peters and Robert Meyer Burnett

Larry O'Connor and Bing Bailey

Direct download: ax-041.mp3
Category:Video Production -- posted at: 5:00am 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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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