So the filming is complete for episode one of our prequel series leading up to our fan short film.
The first episode is quite difficult and demanding for us to film, which is why we started our filming with Episode 2 a more simple shoot. Below you will see a few photos that will show why this was a more difficult episode to shoot.
Our initial episode includes a couple of aliens, a beat up droid, introduces five major characters as well a couple of others with a couple of fight scenes. All of this made for a technically difficult shoot and a looooong day!
For me this shoot was a real highlight because it is the first time Jan-Ree has been on camera and is introduced early in the episode, and also gets to see some action. (I have the bruises to prove it!)
Also we are investigating the possibility of premiering our first couple of episodes at Armageddon in Auckland. If you think this is a good idea, or have other suggestions, please leave a comment below.
Here are a few photos from behind the scenes…
Don from the crew takes a break for a cold one with a vagrant droid
A familiar face made an appearance
Rek Daggard swaggers down a corridor in a seedy part of town
The Agent does not appreciate Sharp’s cheeky reply
Introducing Jan-Ree, Weapons Master. Loyal to his friends and Merciless to is enemies…
This familiar Alien was a favourite with at least one of the crew’s kids
Two more successful weekends of shooting have passed, coming up on the third! A good deal of pics taken too, more of which will start appearing on this site very soon. We’re heavily committed with building props and set dressing for more upcoming filming, also helping out some of our friends with their #Tropfest 2015 entry (as they’ve been kind enough to help us out…).
We’ve been lucky enough to recruit a composer for our original score, as well as a couple of sfx artists and digital wizards for those things we find a bit hard to copy IRL (lightsabers, blasters and holos, oh my!)
Our plan is to get our first prelude up in time for people to watch and give us feedback in time for Auckland Armageddon 2014 (end of Oct). We’ll then be visiting that event in costume again to meet and greet all the crazy folks who love Star Wars.
Check our contacts page for Twitter and Facebook details, we’ve also got our Instagram @starwarsoutcasts set up.
You can sign up mailing-list style on this page as well.
As always, may the force be with you…
-The Star Wars Outcasts.
We’ve wrapped shooting on the first prelude as of 22/06, we’re looking at compiling all the footage tonight.
Just to confuse you, it is the first one we are shooting but it is the second episode not the first episode.
Next steps are doing all the colour grading, sound and (background) chromakey effects. We’re also looking at options for the score. Really happy with how the filming has gone. It’s going to look great when it’s all pieced together!
Also follow us on twitter! @SWoutcasts
So we’ve wrapped our first day of filming!
Thought it might be timely to put up a post that gives you some insight into what we are planning and what you can expect from Star Wars:Outcasts.
The main body of the Outcasts story is fairly ambitious, requiring a good deal of time, technical ability and likely a few days of location shooting. All of this is being done by a small team of dedicated people (in our spare time). It will be a short film by normal standards.
Particularly because the location shots will require a lot of daylight, shooting for this part of the feature has to wait until summer.
Wait, so what are we shooting now?
What a handsome question! We wanted a chance to start building momentum now, and get people excited and interested in what is to come.
So we came up with the idea of filming mini “prelude” scenes along the way, these will show a little bit of the backstory of the different characters, and how they find themselves in the situation they are in when we get to the main film. (They also give us a chance to use some of the fun props and effects we’ve been planning and making along the way!)
We’ve got about 4 of these preludes planned in total (should be a few minutes long each) which we’ll be releasing as they are finished, along with some behind the scenes stuff in between.
So we’ll be filming the next of these scenes in August, hopefully by then you will have seen and loved our first prelude!
Thanks for coming along with us. May the Force be with you.
Adding some content to this page right now! Got some pics from some prop creation we’ve done (in the Media section), also gone an updated the story of the film and put a little bit about us in the About section.