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Death Star Fanfilm Set

 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:41 pm    Post subject: Death Star Fanfilm Set Reply with quote

It's been a while since this project wrapped, but I thought you guys might get a kick out of this. This was a full-size set built for our Indiana Jones/Star Wars sequel mashup. *originally posted on astromech.net 11-9-11

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My friend and I just finished filming the first of two short Death Star segments for our fanfilm spoof last weekend. I built 6 wall panels and 1/2 of a doorway out of fomecore that were attached to wooden frames for filming. The flooring was made from masonite sheets with several coats of gloss black rustoleum applied with a roller. Here's a few pics:



I got the patterns here:

http://www.niubniubsuniverse.com/download/00downloadmenu.asp

After cutting out the pieces with an x-acto knife & straightedge, I primed the front of the fomecore with several coats of Krylon flat black ( the raw surface has to be sealed like this if you plan on painting with acrylic paint, otherwise the fomecore won't lay flat and will warp from the moisture going into the paper surface ). I rolled 2 coats of an inexpensive indoor acrylic grey on the pieces after priming, then attached them together with 3m double-sided foam tape. The light panels had white plexi attached from behind with the same tape and then lit with fluorescents. You can even go farther and build some control panels and backlight them too for more detail.


All of the set walls have been carefully stored away as my buddy and I plan to use them in the near future for other projects. If I were to do this again, I would probobly cut the wall panels and details out of masonite or some other more durable material ( while it worked well for the movie shoot, the fomecore can be easily damaged if handled roughly ). For anyone interested in the film, click on the link/s below. Unfortunately, we had to split the movie in two in order to upload it on Vimeo. However, we DO have the uncut film available in its entirety on facebook ( link is public and appears to work for non-facebook members as well ). Enjoy the movie! Smile ( please keep in mind that we are NOT professional actors by any means! ):

INDY vs VADER 2: The Search for the Golden Case - PART 1
https://vimeo.com/121323608

INDY vs VADER 2: The Search for the Golden Case - PART 2
https://vimeo.com/121967866

INDY vs VADER 2: The Search for the Golden Case - FACEBOOK LINK
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10206237665284258&pnref=story


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should have put this in the previous post - DOH! Rolling Eyes The following album shows a bunch of behind-the-scenes pics of our Death Star set along with captions detailing the construction & assembly as well as the materials used ( Death Star pics start at photo #94 ):

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.127088877324508.13047.100000701905132&type=3&l=13657760b2
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