On Tuesday, August 24th, the Axanar production team had a virtual meeting and discussed the plan to finish principal photography of Axanar. Here are the highlights:
1) Schedule – We have two shoots left in order to finish principal photography for Axanar. We will do reshoots in Nov./Dec. in Atlanta and then the final 3 day shoot in Los Angeles in Dec./Jan.
2) We have reshoots to do in Atlanta from the 2019 shoot – Much of what was shot in 2019 was simply not up to Axanar standards. The reshoot will be a good opportunity to improve on the footage previously shot and provide the quality Axanar fans have come to expect. In addition, due to the now-fired film making team of Paul Jenkins and Scott Conley, footage from three different characters was lost and neither the Executive Producer nor Line Producer were informed on set, when we could have reshot the scenes. (a great way to get your name on the Do Not Hire list in Hollywood). This footage needs to now be reshot.
3) Axanar in 4K – We will be shooting in 6K, which is about 2.5X more resolution than 4K, but we will be outputting in 4K. This allows us to shoot wider shots, but push in as we did in Prelude to Axanar.
That is the update for now. Everyone is reviewing the script and footage from October 2019 to see what actors performances we can use and what footage needs to be reshot. We are excited to start finishing Axanar!