We will be meeting to focus on story development and writing scripts for our first fan film together based on the direction set in our previous meeting. Writers and those interested in script writing are strongly encouraged to attend, but everyone is welcome to participate as there will be some discussion for those interested in acting, costuming, set and prop construction, filming, editing, effects, and ect. We will certainly need to be thinking of all these things in terms of some early production planning as we discuss story, so please join us even if you aren’t interested in the writing.
It was decided in our previous meeting that we are going to do a Star Trek fan film told through the viewpoint of the crew’s personal logs. Each log will feature a crew member talking about events and relationships with other crew members from their perspective with the goal of linking them together to tell a more comprehensive story.
Our intention with this is to produce a high quality character driven short, or series of linking shorts, to showcase ourselves in a way to give us success to build on for perhaps a more ambitious project in the future with the same characters.
We do not expect to write our script during this meeting but rather kick around some ideas together and narrow the focus of our story so we can all be on the same page as to what kind of story we are going to tell. Our goal is for our writers to have clear direction by the end of the meeting as they begin plotting scripts.
There is more information about the direction of our project in the discussion forum where I hope to encourage us to begin to brainstorm together how we might flesh this out. We will be discussing whatever ideas are shared in the forum at our upcoming meeting.
Panera Bread in Gambrills seemed to work great so we are going to use it again for this meeting.