April 27, 2015: Three Weeks To Go Before Wrap On Dark Matter’s First Season!

Check it out!  I’m Cobra Commander!  I was strolling by the costume department this afternoon when I was waylaid for a fitting.  They’re working on my outfit for the wrap party and wanted to make sure they had my measurements correct.  I’m going to be the belle of the ball!

April 27, 2015: Three Weeks To Go Before Wrap On Dark Matter’s First Season!

Our final tech survey today took us to the location of that high tech facility.  Above, Production Designer Ian Brock offers a temp visual of the new entrance to the facility.  It’ll be about, oh, THIS big!

April 27, 2015: Three Weeks To Go Before Wrap On Dark Matter’s First Season!

Story Editor Trevor Finn won the lottery.  No, he didn’t win cash.  Better!  He won the right to purchase a bottle of rare 10 year old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon – which he kindly gifted me along with a bottle of Basil Hayden’s.  I know someone who isn’t getting fired this season!

April 27, 2015: Three Weeks To Go Before Wrap On Dark Matter’s First Season!

Meanwhile, 2nd Assistant Director Emily Drake rounds of the Whisky/ey Club selection with a little Superstition.

April 27, 2015: Three Weeks To Go Before Wrap On Dark Matter’s First Season!

To celebrate our final production meeting of the season, the front office got us a fantastic cheese platter – they were unable to cancel once the production meeting was moved off today’s schedule.  Can’t wait to see what they have in store for us tomorrow when we actually have the actual production meeting!

April 27, 2015: Three Weeks To Go Before Wrap On Dark Matter’s First Season!

Jordan Roy goes incognito.  He’s tired of complete strangers walking up to him on the street and saying: “Hey, aren’t you the 4th Assistant Director on Dark Matter?!”

Another BIG casting announcement coming your way.  Have never worked with him, but he’s a friend of a friend!

P.S. I updated my computer and now, as a result, my iPhoto is all weird.  The photos are too small, they take way too long to export, and I’m no longer able to rename.  THIS is progress?!!

26 thoughts on “April 27, 2015: Three weeks to go before wrap on Dark Matter’s first season!

  1. “…which he kindly gifted me along with a bottle of Basil Hayden’s. I know someone who isn’t getting fired this season!”

    Who??!!!

  2. P.S. Joe, I’m right there with you on the computer update. Dish Satelite sent me a new receiver box, a “new generation” box a month ago. They have been harassing me for not hooking it up. I started doing it last night. This will be my second night without TV. There was good reason I didn’t want to do it!

  3. It’s kinda quiet without TV. I’m sort of liking it. But I can tell it’s getting on my beagle’s nerves. I don’t think she likes a quiet house all day long. She is running thru the house, squeaking all her toys and barking at everything that moves or doesn’t move. She’s pawing at the carpet, throwing her stuff animals around, trying to pull her blankets off the couch, and keeps dropping a chew on my computer keyboard. She wants me to coat it with peanut butter. Crazy dog.

  4. 1. Are you gonna have a chocolate party?

    2. You look good in black.

    3. I made a really good tuna salad tonight – simple and clean: tuna, fresh basil, tomato, shallots, garlic, capers, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste – it was delish!

    4. Life has been a bit…just…weird. I’ve no routines anymore, so my ‘Joey time’ is all messed up. I need to find a good routine, but I feel pulled in too many directions. Like right now…the bed is insisting that I take a cat nap. The cat’s insisting, too. 😉

    das

  5. Umm, Joe, the photos are HUGE, which explains why exporting takes longer. Can’t help with the renaming issue. But, I like them large, all the better for zooming in and taking a peek at things 🙂

    Elminster

  6. Hey Joe,

    iPhoto has been replaced by “Photos”, which is supposed to take the place of both iPhoto and Aperture (for the latter it does no such thing in reality). That said, it is more powerful for editing that iPhoto, but I agree its export is a bit slower, at least on an older machine like my laptop. It’s much faster on my newer Mac desktop.

    To change the size of your displayed photos, you can use the little slider up near the top left of the window. Or, you can use Command +, or Command – to change the displayed size up and down.

    Not sure what you mean by renaming – changing the filename?

    It’s hard to believe there’s only three more weeks of production – didn’t you guys just start?? Still, that means we’re that much closer to June 12!

  7. “Never worked with him but is a friend of a friend.” Oh yeah, that clue really helps. How’s Jelly? How are you?

    You know, that mask is going to wreck hell on people when they try to breathe. Do you know how HOT that is going to make things for them? And the condensation? And the impending fungal infections?

  8. @Ponytail: You, too? I had to have the Dish guy come out once I switched out the old box. Turns out my splitter was the wrong kind for the new connection. Progress.

    @gforce:: Photos? sliders? I’m so confused. I think I need a shot of Joe’s Superstition. 😉

  9. yeah. “progress”… I’ve got to *PAY* Photobucket now to NOT niagara my account with video-ads that flesh-eat away at my meager-over-priced data-plan in SECONDS!!

    Frak, I *miss* “DOS”…

  10. Whatever you do Joe, don’t call Apple tech support. Used to work for them and it wasn’t pretty. Wish I knew the answer to fixing your iPhoto, but I’ve always used Photoshop myself.

  11. Thank-you Joe for the Ivon photos… I zoomed in only to find you blurred all the good stuff…. Awwww… It reminds me when Ken K was teasing what project he was working on, when I zoomed in on a photo I could see a folder on his laptop desktop with the title….I’m very curious – I’m a Gemini.

    Anyhoo, you look very soldiery I love the uniform.

    I asked Ivon, but will ask here as well. Do you rate the Whiskeys?

    Three weeks. I better get a wriggle on with your gift.

    Best wishes.
    Cheer, Chev

  12. Yes, the black outfit is very slimming, lookin’ good. but no hole to drink the whiskey or eat the food,(i always get back to the food). How are your aches and pains? better I hope. Give Jelly soft hugs. Time is sailing along so quickly. Have a great day!

  13. “P.S. I updated my computer and now, as a result, my iPhoto is all weird. The photos are too small, they take way too long to export, and I’m no longer able to rename. THIS is progress?!!”

    Welcome to my world ! Everytime I upgrade a program, I change a printer it is the same strory ! It never works the way it is supposed to. “Plug-n-play ” My…oeil !!!

  14. @pontail: Thanks!
    @das: Cape May, really? We may have to take a few trips south this summer. We have a camp site in Ocean View.

    Looking pretty fierce there, Joe.

  15. @Another BIG casting announcement coming your way.

    I hope we get some hints at least 🙂

  16. My Windows laptop updated a couple of days ago, and has been stuttering and horribly sluggish ever since. I swear, these companies are just messing with us, probably so we buy uselessly faster systems.
    It’s all a big conspiracy!! Hopefully they don’t have these issues in the future.

    (Suggested episode. The entire crew get stuck together in a single room, unable to open the door, because the computer’s too busy doing an update.)

  17. Ponytail – please take your doggy for a nice long walk. It will settle him down by a lot. He needs to burn off some excess energy. Or, if he’ll chase a ball, play fetch until he’s tired. 🙂 And pet him from me.

  18. Everyone looks like they are having a blast on set. Must be nice.

    Big casting news? Do tell!

    Any news on the medical front?

  19. Love the outfit, but find the hands flesh tone distracting with all the black. They really catch the eye and pull you away from the overall awesomeness of the outfit. I recommend gloves to really finish everything off.

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