Idaho A word about fanfilms....

Discussion in 'Pacific Regional Discussion' started by jedi5150, Oct 1, 2003.

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  1. jedi5150 Jedi Master

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    Dec 4, 2000
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    Hi gang!

    I just wanted to put in my $.02 worth about making fanfilms. THIS IS MY OPINION, not necessarily the opinion of the IFSWA:

    Making fanfilms is great. It's fun, challenging, and rewarding.

    However. Be careful putting too much emphasis in making fanfilms AS A CLUB. Many, many fans aren't interested in making fanfilms. In addition, it's difficult to make everyone feel involved in making a film (especially as the club gets bigger).

    From experience, we've found you really need to diversify your activities. Costuming is one area that more members can feel "involved" with. We also drew numbers to set a playing order and now 3 different members play star wars trivia (game show style) each month at the meeting.

    I guess what I'm saying is this: Utilize club resources (email lists, this board, etc) and members to make films, but avoid making it the main focus of the club.

    Just my opinion.....please don't deactivate me! :)

    Doug

  2. QUIGONJINN02 Jedi Master

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    Mar 29, 2003
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    Hey Doug,
    I'm in total compliance. I think it's vital to diversify your activities and never just focus on one thing. However, this film is sort of our "this is our fanclub-LOOK!" film. It is an advertisement so to speak for the club. It's a humorous little skit that also gets our name out. However, it shows no mercy to Star Trek fans....sorry all you Trekkies.
  3. jedi5150 Jedi Master

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    Dec 4, 2000
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    Kasey,
    Yeah, I've read the script and I think it will be great! I just wanted to throw that out there because we made the mistake....

    Doug
  4. cmdrwillard Jedi Master

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    Apr 6, 2003
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    I am not really into fanfilms, but I am looking forward to participating in this one, because of the star trek slamming...
  5. Boskone_Kenobi Jedi Knight

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    Feb 15, 2002
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    Certain fans are repelled by costuming and fanfilms as they are virtually embarassed to admit in public that they like STAR WARS, yet they seek out a fan club anyway. We are continually trying to brainstorm ways to get these people involved in anything, but they take real life too seriously and too concerned about their "rep".
  6. MalcolmTolemac Jedi Knight

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    Apr 6, 2002
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    Certain fans are repelled by costuming and fanfilms as they are virtually embarassed to admit in public that they like STAR WARS...
    ...but they take real life too seriously and too concerned about their "rep".


    How shallow... Why do people like that have to be so dificult. Just drop the act, no body cares but you, right?
  7. QUIGONJINN02 Jedi Master

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    Mar 29, 2003
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    No kidding... Another great thing about this film, is once it's done we will "move along" to other films that won't necessarily be type casting our fan club members. As you have been told by me Doug, you know of Malcolm and my quest to make a post-Episode II fanfilm. This is going to call on people from all over the Idaho area. I'm hoping and praying that we can pull it off.
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