We need to tell stories.
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?
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!
Star Wars: Extraction will be hitting YouTube later this month. Check my Instagram page for that announcement when it debuts!