Chance Encounter with Gary O’Brien.
Gary O’Brien, director of the recently released Star Trek fan film Chance Encounter, began his filmmaking career in his early teens. His passion for the art led him to the opportunity to work on the James Bond film Die Another Day, on which he was a visual effects technician.
In this episode of Continuing Mission, host Tony Robinson talks to Gary about those early days. Along the way, we discuss the product of Gary’s latest filmmaking venture.
Meeting Gary (00:02:24)
Formal Training (00:08:40)
Fan Film Comparisons (00:15:18)
Lighting and Sound (00:23:37)
The Nostalgia Factor (00:29:25)
Crew Creation (00:38:01)
Four Lights? (00:45:14)
Tony Robinson (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
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