Two Saturdays ago, Mike Bednar and I met with our three Set Construction Leads, Ron Simkanich, Royal Weaver and Greg Greene at Farragut Films’ Studio One in St. Marys, GA. Our other volunteers from GA and nearby Jacksonville, FL also showed up, including some new faces.
This visit was specific in purpose – to assess our set construction status, revisit our schedule (time-table) and budget, and to update our game plan for completing the sets.
The meeting was a productive one and as a result, here is an updated timeline of events:
* 9/30/10 – Date for completing the sets
* Mid-November timeframe for the 2nd Open House Event – this is where our sets will be open to the general public for visiting and taking free tours. It is the intention to make this larger than our initial one from last year.
* Fall 2010 – Begin filming our next episodic adventure.
Priorities of the sets include finishing the transporter room and then focusing on the bridge. Other set decorations (clear resin buttons, back-lit graphics, acrylic control panels, bridge chair backs, etc.) will be made locally in the Greater Washington, DC area and then delivered to the St. Marys’ studio for detailing the sets.
Describing the meeting best, Mike Bednar simply said:
“The date is set - construction continues – send money!”
You too can help the U.S.S. Farragut continue its mission. Monetary donations are gladly accepted via PayPal to StarshipFarragut(at)hotmail(dot)com. Your donation is tax-deductible too! Gift cards from Lowes (preferred given its proximity to Studio One) and Home Depot are a great way to help with set construction and may also be forwarded to:
Farragut Films, Inc.
C/O – Studio One
12403 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Starship Farragut is a non-profit entity and it’s the donations and contributions of others that keeps future film projects active.
If you’d like to see additional behind-the-scenes pictures of set construction progress, check out the 2 links below: