Congratulations to the Stargate: Universe Visual Effects team on their Emmy nomination for their work on season 2’s Awakening! Specifically, a big “Way to go!” to Mark Savela, Krista McLean, James Rorick, Craig VandenBiggelaar, Adam de Bosch Kemper, Erica Henderson, Michael Lowes, Wes Sargent, Luke Vallee, Kodie MacKenzie, and the rest of the gang. Here’s a peek at the amazing work they did for the episode:
Although we started prepping episode #2 (12 Hours) a while ago, I’m declaring today the first official day of prep on the episode if only because we had the concept meeting this morning. Well, late this morning and into early afternoon which, in hindsight, is the way to go because a nice, fast-paced meeting ensures that lunch is eaten at a reasonable hour…
The (soon-to-be) usual suspects gather: our various department heads, Sue, Alexander, Andy, and – our director for this episode, a Canadian icon: Bruce McDonald (Roadkill, Highway 61, Hardcore Logo, Picture Claire, Pontypool).
Alexander – oh, so thoughtful! Lookit him think!
Followed the concept meeting with a locations meeting which I followed with a conference call which was followed by a late afternoon spent screening auditions with Bruce. Pleased to report we are both on the same page when it comes to the selects (always a good thing when you can agree with your director!). Tomorrow, I complete my rewrite of episode #5 and then move on to a rewrite of episode #4 after which I’ll do a pass on Alexander’s rewrite of episode #7 after which I’ll do my next pass on episode #6 and follow that with (what I hope will be) a final pass on episode #2 and then move on to my revision of episode #3 which I’ll follow with a trip to the local asylum where they should have a padded room booked well in advance of my arrival. Alexander, meanwhile, is moving off his rewrite of episode #7 to start his script of episode #8 – provided he can find them time between those lengthy phone calls and email exchanges with Europe, the last one of which forced him to cancel taking in the Lynyrd Skynyrd concert he’d been so looking forward to. As for Paul – he’s equally busy on set, producing the pilot. The dailies look great! Looking forward to catching the specatcular premiere in the comfort of my own home theater back in Vancouver early next year!
Finally, to those of you who commented on Akemi’s panties featured in yesterday’s blog (shame on you!), she wants you to know that they’re the work of designer Tsumori Chisato and that you can pick up your own pair of panties (or equally colorful garb) here: http://www.tsumorichisato.com/en/