That’s it! 16 days up! 16 days down! Today, we completed production on the first two episodes of Dark Matter’s first season. The dailies look great, the cast and crew have been terrific, and director T.J. Scott has been nothing short of awesome. Next up: editing! We’ll get a director’s cut of both episodes the week after next, then Jay and I do our producer’s cut and then it’s smooth sailing! After we complete the mix, color correct, the visual effects, and whatever else I’ve forgotten to include which I’ll hopefully remember before we deliver the final version in June.
Paying us a visit on this special day was my arch-nemesis (and occasional co-writer) Tara Yelland who we ended up casting for a super special/super secret role on the show. She swung by to commemorate our final day, do her costume fitting, and eat the craft service offerings.
With Natalie Cooper away, I assumed we’d miss out on our sock of the day instalment. Fortunately Tara wore a truly hideous pair to her fitting today and I was able to get a snap. Don’t stare at them too long or you’ll get dizzy?
And – check it out – it’s the formerly suited Grant Boyle (being photo bombed by Mackenzie “Happy” Lawrence). An interesting contrast to his “parole board hearing” outfit of a few days ago.
How great is this cast? Well, so great they got the crew several boxes of Polish (?) donuts. You know, the kind actor Anthony Lemke was talking about last week at lunch time. Assorted flavors included raspberry, custard (Yes, please!), and plum!
Full time actress and part time hand model Zoie Palmer (who WOWED us with her expert hand inserts tonight. Her fingers were just dancing over the computer screen!) suggested I do a slow roll-out of her android look.
I’m starting at the bottom and working my way up! Our first instalment:
And, finally, director T.J. Scott calls it a day/double-episode:
Thanks for an amazing two-episode experience, T.J.! See you next month!
2 episodes down; 11 to go. I have a feeling these next few months are going to fly!