Get Your Old School SciFi On With C: 299, 792 km/s

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Directors Derek Van Gorder and Otto Stockmeier set themselves and interesting challenge with their scifi short C: 299, 792 km/s. The set out to make a classically styled space opera using nothing but classic effects. That is to say the duo used no CGI or green screen effects at all, choosing instead to execute the entire film using nothing but in-camera optical effects.

C is the story of Lieutenant Commander Malleck, and her radical act of mutiny aboard the KESTROS IV. With the help of her co-conspirators, she attempts to harness this weapon of mass destruction for a grand new purpose. But when a contingent of ground crew led by Second Lieutenant Kai threatens her master plan, Malleck must use the ship against them in order to succeed.
We've been tracking the project since 2011 and now is the time when we actually get to see it. The full film has just been released online, check it out below.

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  • Raygun

    As a vintage sci-fan, "C" had an authentic feel that I admire. Loved the nod to Carl Sagan at the beginning of the film! Can't believe this film was made without CGI, using just a blue screen! If any of the big film makers try to do something like "C", remember that it was Derek Van Gorder who got there first!

  • CometStar

    Fantastic effort! Van Gorder should be proud!

  • Mr. Cavin

    Fabulous. I am exactly the kind of analog dork this was made for. There's just something heady about looking at real objects with mass and inky shadows and unpredictable depths. These guys really had a pretty artistic sense about what they were trying to get done visually, too. Thanks for pointing this one out. I'd love to see chapter two someday.

  • mightyjoeyoung

    "Directors Derek Van Gorder and Otto Stockmeier set themselves and interesting challenge with their scifi short C: 29, 792 km/s. The set out to make a classically styled space opera using nothing but classic effects. That is to say the duo used no CGI or green screen effects at all, choosing instead to execute the entire film using nothing but in-camera optical effects."
    Looked very nice, nice nod to Douglas Trumbull, thanks Mr Brown.

  • EugeneRushmore

    sweet... thanks todd. we need more stuff like this.
    i still remember watching "solaris", "moon", and
    "sunshine". science fiction style space films that
    absorb you and do strange things to your brain.
    the pace, the tone, the music, the dialogue, etc.

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