#TogetherFilmmaking

We need to tell stories. 

And.....ACTION!

And.....ACTION!

Ron Newcomb and The Forge Studios are doing it their own way, using the backdrop of sci-fi and fantasy worlds.  I was introduced to them way back in 2009 when a friend of mine starred in their film, Rise of the Fellowship.  After years of hard work, they've got their own studio, a team of amazing editors and producers, and a whole bunch of new stories and content.   Check them out on YouTube!

Their most recent flurry of storytelling comes in the form of a Star Wars fan film.  A downed X-wing pilot carries precious information.  Will the Rebel team rescue him, or will the Empire get to him first? 

Prepping for Take 3.

Prepping for Take 3.

I had the opportunity to come alongside these amazing people to take some behind-the-scenes photos and some character shots for their promotional works.  Ron and the studio are passionate about creating a professional atmosphere of learning and mentorship.  Production Assistants can learn from professionals and then try their hand as camera operator; extras may develop their acting chops and end up with a bigger role further down the line.  #TogetherFilmmaking.  It was a great time to make some new friends, see faces I haven't seen since this time last year, and try some new lighting setups - strobing off-camera flash in the mid-day sun is something I had not yet tried!

Even Sith Lords need to take an afternoon nap.

Even Sith Lords need to take an afternoon nap.

Star Wars: Extraction will be hitting YouTube later this month.  Check my Instagram page for that announcement when it debuts!