JC and Rita give you a full review of all things DragonCon 2016 including an celebrity interview with Flash Gordon himself, Sam Jones. Also, River Song cosplayer extraordinare Rachel Stewart lets us in on her quest to meet Doctor Who’s Alex Kingston.
All this and much more on Transmissions From Atlantis!
TFA Episode 112 Lineup
- Opening (we’re back to weekly episodes)
- DragonCon 2016 Review
- Flash Gordon’s Sam Jones
- Doctor Who
- Rachel’s Amazing Story to meet Alex Kingston
- Closing (featuring Big Trouble in Little China by the Coup De Villes)
Transmissions From Atlantis – The Transmission is Received
The Digger Bar – a Seekers of the Lost Worlds fangroup!
Favorite DragonCon Costumes
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JC and Rita bring you their Dragon Con Preview extravaganza with a 2 hour podcasts filled with interviews from DragonCon Media, Track Directors and Guests!
Also, in our rapid fire segment we give you our thoughts on Stranger Things, Suicide Squad, Star Trek Beyond and more!
- Rapid Fire
- Stranger Things
- Pokemon Go
- Star Trek Beyond
- Suicide Squad
- Frozen Attraction at Epcot
- Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Nemar to do a new Batman animated movie
- The Walking Dead – Was Daryl Lucilled?
- Dragon Con Preview Interviews
- Dan Carroll, Director of Media Relations for Dragon Con
- Joe Crowe, Track Director for Dragon Con American Sci-Fi Classics Track
- Mike Faber, Owner of the Earth Station One Network
- Debbie Viguie, Dragon Con guest and NY Times Best Selling Author of Wicked (with Nancy Holder)
- Jennifer Breland, Director of Dragon Con Charities
- Doctor Who
- Dragon Con Brit Track
- Was Jenna Coleman a good companion after all?
- Peter Capaldi is staying following Series 10
- Closing – Featuring “Last DragonCon”
Well, its been about a minute hasn’t it? I apologize for not giving you more fun nuggets of the process. Rita and I dove headlong into post production and for those of you who have never experienced the joy of putting your film together – it’s definitely an all-encompassing experience. More on that in a second.
Since we’re in post production, obviously we wrapped on principal photography of Seekers of the Lost Worlds. It was a fun last day, where we filmed some car scenes, did some re-shoots and pickups on some other scenes we needed.
After we completed filming, we had a fun wrap party were we had gifts handed out (movie posters for each member of the cast, signed by the cast and production team) and we watched a fun gag reel that I threw together at the last minute. By the way, you’ll get to see a polished version of that gag reel with our subscription service. More on that in a later post.
In any event, it was a fun time and I can’t tell you how much we miss Jim, Shanel, Allison and the rest of the cast and crew. We had such fun with this group, we hope it will translate on the screen.
That’s what post-production is all about. Not only is about adding special effects, color correction, foley and music but you are crafting your story and creating the mood with color balance. Its looking at what you shot, discarding what you can’t use or what made sense at the time but doesn’t now. It’s seeing what you screwed up on and either scheduling a reshoot or putting it in the discard bin.
While Rita and I have done small web productions before – this was our first full on feature production and it was a definite learning experience. We did some things really well and we did some things completely bass ackward. I know we’ll be taking a lot of the things we’ve learned with this production and apply it going forward.
When we started Seekers of the Lost Worlds, we had ambitions for a little youtube webseries. Each episode was written for 10-12 minutes in length and there were going to be eight of them.
As we’ve worked through the story and our ambitions have grown a little bigger, we wanted to do more than just that little web series. It’s caused us to rethink how we’re putting it together. First we thought of combining the episodes into four 20 minute episodes – a mini-series if you will but with most mini-series having at least 45-60 minute episodes, that wasn’t going to work. Then we thought, well, maybe two 40 minute episodes.
First, that was kinda lame. Two episodes doesn’t really make a mini-series and truth be told, of the footage we shot, we may have 70-75 minutes of usable footage.
So Seekers of the Losts Worlds will be a feature film. It actually makes our life a lot easier, as now we don’t need to make two different version (mini-series and film) to distribute to Netflix and overseas.
Its also easier on you, our beloved Seekers. You won’t have to purchase multiple episodes, you can just purchase (or rent) the film. I think it works better for everyone around.
So that’s where we are – headlong into post production. We’re a tiny bit behind schedule do to…well, life, but well on track to giving you what we hope is a fun, entertaining adventure.
Be sure to follow us on twitter @SeekersOTLW and on Facebook for the latest info on how things are going.
JC and Rita are back with their latest Transmissions From Atlantis! This time, we’re talking Netflix’s new original series Voltron – Legendary Defender! Is it a worthy reboot of the classic anime series? We also have exclusive interviews with the voice of the Daleks Nicolas Briggs as well as the eighth Doctor Paul McGann and we have other Doctor Who news to talk about. Finally, we have another rapid fire segment where we tackle Game of Thrones, X-men, Finding Dory, Star Trek killing fan films and more.
Join us for another thrilling transmission!
- Rapid Fire
- BET Prince Tribute
- X-Men Apocalypse
- Finding Dory
- Independence Day Resurgence
- Game of Thrones – Battle of the Bastards
- Game of Thrones – The Winds of Winter
- Star Trek kills Fan Films
- Timegate 2016
- Voltron Legendary Defender
- Doctor Who
After the Seekers took a week off to attend Timegate in Atlanta and MegaCon in Orlando, we were back at it this past weekend. It was a challenging filmshoot at both Hillsborough River State Park in Thonotasassa, Florida and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campgrounds. When you’re a small production, you can’t lock down a set like you normally would, so the challenge is getting good audio without outside distractions like passers-by, kids screaming, vehicles revving up engines – things like that.
In addition, unlike greenscreen, where you can some what control the elements, the heat of the Florida sun can take its toll, the humidity saps your strength and causes issues with the equipment plus you have to deal with bugs of all types, alligators and snakes. Its a challenge.
Thankfully, our little team banded together and made the best of a very tough situation. We hopefully got all the footage we needed to make it all work.
Here are some set pics for you to enjoy!