“BEAM ME UP” TRANSPORTER SHOT OF THE “actual  MOVIE FRAME”

Sellek is matted in by my optical printer (shown below). The miniature that I built  is also shown below and I am holding it. Details about the effect  are demonstrated in the “Making of Paragon’s Paragon” video number # 2. If you haven’t seen the Making of Paragon video #2 what do you think the twinkles were, or the explosions as seen on the # 1 teaser video?

Yes, by hand hundreds of silhouettes outlines were traced out , frame by frame, and then inked in with a black marker,  so that the actor could be fit into it frame by frame. For more info see the post on the optical printer.

AN AVAILABLE LIGHT SHOT OF THE TRANSPORTERS  PANEL

A couple of views of the transporter room are shown below.

Notice the blue jeans? If a part of a costume would not be visible on camera then it did not matter what was worn. By the way due to budget reasons we only had three pairs of Star Trek type boots. I purchased two normal sizes and one really large pair. Often actors would be wearing a boot that fit them like a clown shoe because it was too large. As camera angles were changed ,sometimes the boots had to be changed from person to person, because there were not enough boots to go around.

Once again that’s all for this week. Just a simple short article. Hope you all had a nice 4th of July?  Next week a short video post showing some of my old projects to give newcomers to this post a quick update on how it came about.

John

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