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Friday Apr 28, 2017 5:30 pm

Brian explains everything eloquently below.

Brian Gardner has been an artist almost his entire life. He has also been a Star Trek and Sci Fi Fan since the first Star Trek episode aired in 1966. When he relocated to the Las Vegas area 3 years ago, he checked to see if there were any Star Trek clubs in the area and found indeed there was. He joined with one called Quarks Space Station and found that they were producing a fan made series each year with the same name as the club: Quarks Space Station. The production had no prop master, so Brian decided to fill that role. He came to the club with a handful of Star Trek and other props he had in his small private collection. Today after three years working on the production, Gardner has collected and made over 350 individuals props. From a stunning variety of glasses and bottles for the Quarks Bar set, to the phasers, tri-corders, Padds and other "24th century items" so often seen and used in Star Trek episodes and movies, Gardner is still locating, making and painting additional props as needed for each year's story line, all on a very tight budget. But as Gardner will detail in his talk: "It can be done! I've done it!" Valuable information for any Prop Master, no matter what budget one has to work with!

The second part of his talk will offer interesting and proven techniques from his other role with the Quarks Space Station production, that of being an Assistant Director, in what the productions has labeled, "Video Village." Gardner sits in an adjacent room and monitors the scenes as they are rehearsed and then filmed, making suggestions to the Actors, not so much regarding dialogue, some of that for sure, but more often assisting them to make sure their body movements, body position and gestures and other movements, drive the story forward properly. His discussions, anecdotes and suggestions on these matters - acting the art that uses one's entire body - are essential for any actor or director.

Don't miss this interesting and informative talk on props and acting. He will answer questions at the end of the talk as well.

The Fauzy Hour is an off the cuff talk / discussion / demo led by a person with knowledge of the subject matter.

Each week there will be a new topic, and the sum total of human knowledge is the limit.

Everyone is encouraged to come teach what they know and learn what they don't.

Comments, questions, and interjections are an important part of The Hour so don't be shy.

Previous Hours have included:
Basic car maintenance and repair
3D printing
Application Security "APPSEC"