What happens in the fog tent stays in the fog tent. Until the episode airs of course at which point everyone finds out. But for now, let’s just say there are creepy goings-on. The gang upstairs are loving the dailies and director Will Waring is very excited about all of the edited footage he’s seen so far.
Surprisingly, in spite of all the potential production problems anticipated by the heavy fog, the biggest inconvenience has been the unseasonably chilly weather. At times, the FX Stage is like a meat locker. Cast and crew are walking around in big puffy coats while Barry from wardrobe has been handing out the Hot Shots (those mini hand warmers). Sadly, my Hot Shots were more Middling-to-Lukewarm Shots and I ended up having to order a hot chocolate from the coffee girl, not to drink but just to hold so that I could thaw out my frozen fingers. Thankfully, the sun came out today and I took advantage of the somewhat warmer spell by ducking outside between set-ups. Five or ten minutes in that bright sunlight was all it took to defrost after which I headed back inside – where I proceeded to stumble around and into the desiccated shrubbery as my eyes struggled to readjust to the suddenly pitch-black village set.
I’m hoping tomorrow is equally nice as we’ll be doing some (Ext. Forest – Day) location shooting. This will be our first time away from our standing sets this season and I’m sure both the cast and crew are looking forward to getting away.
Today’s pics: Whispers.
Today’s video: Will directs Paul –
Kristen writes: “What’s going on with “Hexed”? or is that mentioned in the above list?”
Answer: Hexed is still a possibility.
Hachi writes: “Do they cater breakfast, lunch and dinner on the set when you have such long days? Or do people send out for pizza and chinese?”
Answer: Breakfast and lunch are elaborate catered affairs with numerous hot and cold options. Our crafts service department supplies a mid-morning snack, usually sandwiches, and then a dinner that often takes the form of spring rolls, pot stickers, or chicken fingers.
Cathie writes: “Moose sausage? What does that taste like?”
Answer: Like yummy.
PG15 writes: “Are you guys hiring Production Assistants right now (or anything)?”
Answer: Don’t believe we are. Sorry.
PG15 also writes: “I think you made a typo there, Joe. The mid-season 2-parter is episodes 10 and 11, not 9 and 10.”
Answer: You’re right.
PG15 also writes: “1. CSI Atlantis – is it written AND directed by Rob Cooper, like his other episodes? 2. “Carl’s latest” – would that be “The Red Shirt Diaries”?”
Answers: 1. It will be. 2. Yep.
AMZ writes: “I was also wondering if you have any tips for getting rid of microphone distortion from wind?”
Answer: We have to deal with sound issues all the time. We just fix it in post by having the actors come in and do some ADR.
Baalounette a ecrit: “1 Où avez vous appris à parler si bien français? 2 Quelle région de la France voudriez vous le plus visiter? 3 Si vous deviez aller vivre dans un pays, ca serait lequel? 4 Vous savez parler en combien de langues?”
Reponses: 1. Montreal. 2. Le sud de la France. 3. Japon. 4. 3.5
Translation: I learned to speak French in Montreal, wood like to visit the south of France, would like to live in Japan, and speak 3.5 languages.
PattyO writes: “Why are some written and/or directed by the same person, and others aren’t?”
Answer: Brad, Paul, Alan, Carl, and I are not directors. Andy, Will, and Martin Wood are not writers. Only Martin Gero and Robert Cooper do both.
Heather writes: “I just got my daughter a puppy. Any advice on potty training?”
Answer: I recommend crate training.