January 30, 2015: That’s A Wrap On Dark Matter Episodes #101-102!

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.

January 30, 2015: That’s A Wrap On Dark Matter Episodes #101-102!

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.

January 30, 2015: That’s A Wrap On Dark Matter Episodes #101-102!

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?

January 30, 2015: That’s A Wrap On Dark Matter Episodes #101-102!

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.

January 30, 2015: That’s A Wrap On Dark Matter Episodes #101-102!

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:

January 30, 2015: That’s A Wrap On Dark Matter Episodes #101-102!

And, finally, director T.J. Scott calls it a day/double-episode:

January 30, 2015: That’s A Wrap On Dark Matter Episodes #101-102!

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!

21 thoughts on “January 30, 2015: That’s a wrap on Dark Matter episodes #101-102!

  1. Hey, Tara! Great to see you around!

    Congratulations on the double episode wrap. Again, I can’t wait to see it.

    Mmmmm… Doooonnuutttss…

  2. Yum! Polish Pączki (Doughnuts)! We always have them on Fat Tuesday (aka Pączki Day).

    @sylvia: I was thinking the same thing: just like the good old days! I love the behing the scenes shots.

  3. Nice job on the sock of the day photo save Tara. And lovely to see you on the blog once again.

  4. Tara Arch-nemesis! I see she is starting to coop your director. Be vigilant! And I see her finger is void of any bling. Where might the beef cake boyfriend she was sporting be?
    “Polish” donuts. Look great! “where is the whole?” “they are hole.” Polish donuts. Raspberry (Yes!) Custard, very nice. Plum-too Chinese. There is a Ukrainian Sausage shop in North East (nordeast) Minneapolis that has great stuff-polish sausage to be true. Must go back and load up. The have pastries as well!
    Torri, Tara, Torri, Tara. so many T’s so little Time. Can’t wait so see them both on screen.

  5. congrats on a successful first two eps! Can’t wait until June?

  6. Congratulations on the first two episodes. Is it me or is anyone else reading these blog posts and imagining you’re writing them hyped up on sugar and caffeine? Are Polish donuts different from Canadian donuts, or Australian donuts? Hmmmm…. Will you be at any conventions this year Joe?

    Hope all are well

    Cheers, Chev

  7. Joe, you are the master of the tease, starting at the toes, its all about the socks, I am sure you can get the crew and cast to show you theirs when the need arises, maybe if you provide the chocolate…
    All these happy smiling faces, great to see Torri and Tara, you all must be having so much fun, while getting the job done, thanks for sharing all the stuff!

  8. Yay Tara! If you keep talking about her like that, she’s going to get you…. 🙂

    Polish donuts? How are they different? They look pretty good!

    Congrats on finishing two eppies!

  9. Congratulations Joe, T.J. Scott, and Team on wrapping your first 2 episodes! And here’s to many, many more!

    That Grant is a cutie! But I must admit he is cuter in the suite and tie he wears while solving crimes, or going to court.

    Tara’s back! How are her nails? They were always so cool.

    Thanks a lot for the picture of the awesome looking donuts. Now I’ll be craving them until I get some.

    Chev, “Is it me or is anyone else reading these blog posts and imagining you’re writing them hyped up on sugar and caffeine?”

    I think he’s drunk as a skunk.

  10. Hi Tara! Those are some…interesting socks. :p

    Congrats to cast and crew for finishing episodes 1 and 2. 😀

    Mmmmmm..donuts. They look delicious 😀

    Perhaps that is Grant’s “achieving parole” outfit or it could be his “I;m in Joe’s blog again outfit”. I like it. 😀

  11. ({})
    ( . . O . . )

    I’m just playing (practicing) like Akemi does… 🙂
    I’m not very good at it. She is.

    ….OOOOO…OOOO…OOOO
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    ………OO…….O…..O….OOO
    ………OO…….O…..O….O
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  12. Ah, good ‘ole Lemur Eyes. Isn’t that what she used to call herself back in her stand-in days? It’ll be hard to miss that pretty face when it shows up on screen in DM.

    Apparently Grant is a Chiver. If you don’t know what that is, ask him or just go here: http://thechive.com.

    So, with episodes 1 and 2 in the can, once editing and VFX gets finished with them, will there be enough finished product to make a quick 10 second teaser for us? 😉

    -Mike A.

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