L5 is a mysterious and compelling hard science fiction miniseries for online distribution. The first episode of the miniseries will be 25 minutes, and will depict the late homecoming of the astronauts and the first steps towards exploring the interior of L5.
This is our project's 2nd turn on this wonderful website, and we are so grateful to be here again.
We are in the final phase of the production process, post production, and we're looking for the final stretch of support that will bring L5 home.
We have organized, shot, and have just assembled a rough edit of the pilot and it's really coming together (see video above for a teaser). Yet, there are final elements that we need complete and that is where your support will come in!
Post-production Budget breakdown (for those interested):
Editing - Storage and processing, as well as any necessary programs, $500
Sound - Recording, designing, and mixing, $500
Score - Writing and recording an original score for the series, $500
Visual Effects and CGI - Designing, modeling, compositing, rendering, and all other necessary work in the process, $1000
For more information, please check out our links:
Production blog: http://l5production.blogspot.com
Below is all the detailed information about L5, including a synopsis, the key crew members, and our future plans of where we wish to take the series.
Synopsis: Imagine returning from an exhausting adventure only to find that your home is abandoned, empty. Not just your home, but your neighborhood, your city, in fact, everyone, everywhere, seems to be missing. This is what happens to the crew of the first manned mission to Barnard's Star - they return after awakening from suspended animation to find that their ship-board AI has sent them on a relativistic tour of the stellar neighborhood while they slumbered, dilating time so severely that nearly 200 years have passed on Earth. After coming to, they discover their vessel is adrift at LaGrange point 5, within visual range of a vast O'neill cylinder-colony. The night side of the Earth shows no lights, and no one answers their calls across all frequencies. They have no choice but to dock with the colony and explore its cavernous interior in the hopes of finding help. When they find the colony to be airless and devoid of life, the remains of human civilization baking in the Sun for decades, their predicament becomes even more dire. Following in the traditions of great legendary hard science fiction, their exploration of this relic of their own civilization will take them on a trans-humanistic and spiritual sojourn.
The pilot episode of L5 wil be distributed through Vimeo and Youtube in high definition, as well as quicktime format on our website, and will be promoted as viral content on web forums, news fed sites, emails, as well as a production blog that will have production information and artwork, and most excitingly, the step by step construction process of the replica spacesuits.
Distribution and production of further episodes will be determined by the response to the pilot. Possible distribution methods include branded content or partnering with a torrent site.
So what guarantees that this will be 'hard' science fiction? The director, Stanley Von Medvey. Before pursuing concept artwork and film making as a career, Stanley began as an astrophysics student at the University of Chicago. He designed small payloads for the space shuttle and NASA's sounding rocket program. Since switching careers, he has maintained close ties with the aerospace community, is an active member of the National Space Society, engaged in such projects as working with think tanks and lobby groups to promote Space Based Solar Power through viral marketing. In short, Stanley is an obsessed science geek.
What will make it have dramatic punch? Tom Ptasinski, our writer and producer. He served as head of development at David Foster Productions and has worked with Frank Darabont. He has an extensive directorial background in short films, web series and theater, and is presently working in Hollywood as a writer and director. He also runs his own successful sketch comedy troupe, and is supremely versatile as both a compelling dramatic writer and a sketch comic.
This, along with the talented help of Studio Hemogoblin and producers Nick Erickson and Adam Nelson, will give you an unforgettable, transcendental experience, right here in your browser.
Studio hemogoblin: http://www.studiohemogoblin.com
Stanley's art site: http://www.bagtaggar.com
Video Above shot by Chris Pritzlaff and produced by Adam Nelson and Nick Erickson.
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