Fan film producer James Cawley has announced a Star Trek fan film academy.
The announcement was made Saturday at Star Trek Las Vegas, where Cawley was on a panel discussing Star Trek: The Original Series Set Tour.
“Learn the art of Star Trek film-making from those who made it,” said Cawley. “The film academy offers fans the chance to participate in all aspects of film-making, from gaffing to costuming to special effects. Fans will work side by side with talented Star Trek artists to create short vignettes from beginning to end.”
The film academy is officially licensed by CBS Consumer Products. Fans will be “able to come to our sets and it will be an academy experience,” said Cawley. “You are going to be able to learn how to make a Star Trek episode. You are going to go from script to stage over a six to seven day period and you are going to work with people who actually made Star Trek episodes. You get to feel and experience what it is like to work on Star Trek. We’re going to pretend it’s 1966 and you’re an employee of Desilu Studios.”
Trekzone interviewed Cawley abput the project, and the video can be seen below. The film academy will start up this autumn, and fans will use the sets used in the New Voyages sets and production facilities in Ticonderoga, New York to produce their movies.