November 18, 1477: William Caxton prints the first English dated book.

November 18, 1626: St. Peter’s Basilica is completed.

November 18, 1916: The Battle of the Somme ends.

Today: Members of the Dark Matter production team engage in The Great Green Screen Debate of 2015!

We can’t do it!  We CAN do it!  We shouldn’t do it!  We should do it!  We’re not doing it!  We’re ARE doing it after all!

Highlights of the heated discussion included: shooting angles, techno-crane accessibility, plate shots, lock-offs, high angle reveals, low angle reveals, and crowd duplications.

November 18, 2015: The Great Green Screen Debate Of 2015!

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You’ll be pleased to hear we finally got it all worked out.

Conceptually.

Hey, speaking of concepts, how’d you like to help us choose an Ishida shuttle design?  If you’re keen, and feeling opinionated, I’ll upload the concept sketches as part of tomorrow’s blog entry.  How’s that for audience participation?

P.S. As I mentioned in yesterday’s entry, the kick-ass Melanie Liburd (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4927489/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1) has been cast in the role of Nyx for the upcoming season of Dark Matter.  She’s on twitter so update your digidexes and follow her here: https://twitter.com/mellyliburd

Finally, a little something to leave you with from Roxanne Borris and the Art Department.

November 18, 2015: The Great Green Screen Debate Of 2015!

November 18, 2015: The Great Green Screen Debate Of 2015!

November 18, 2015: The Great Green Screen Debate Of 2015!

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“DO NOT put any person in this washer”.  Sound advice!

23 thoughts on “November 18, 2015: The Great Green Screen Debate of 2015!

  1. I don’t know if I want to help pick a shuttle design for one of my favorite shows. Sounds kinda hard and I’m feeling lazy.

    ARE YOU KIDDING?!! Of course we want to pick things! It gets boring when all there is to pick is one’s nose. Also, gross.

  2. Keen and opinionated? Have you met us before? 🙂 Of COURSE we would have an opinion!

    You know, having a sign that says “do not put a person in the washer”, means that someone will inevitably wind up in the washer. With hilarious results!

  3. “…speaking of concepts, how’d you like to help us choose an Ishida shuttle design? If you’re keen, and feeling opinionated, I’ll upload the concept sketches as part of tomorrow’s blog entry.”

    We are the most opinionated group you know, and we are here to help you anytime on any matter, whither you want it or not.

    Looks like you are keeping Roxanne Borris busy. That’s good, she can handle it.

  4. DO NOT put any person in this washer.

    This is the end result of all those “My McDonald’s coffee was hot and they didn’t tell me” lawsuits, isn’t it?

    We get to comment on prospective shuttle designs? Cool!

    And I love the membrane keyboard designs. Is that a food replicator with an Ice Cream setting?

  5. Opinions on a shuttle design? For sure!

    I like the use of the hexagons in the concept art (reference to six in different aspects – cast numbers and the traitor?)
    But why use an octagon, instead of keeping a hexagonal design, in the middle of the Cell IDs, maybe because the prison facility is Hyperion 8?

  6. to Tam Dixon: (about yesterday’s lobster comment)

    also people thought it was some sort of insect, so that attributed in part to the whole thing of it being a very low-class food.

  7. If you have extras of those signs and a laundry room at your new place, they could be useful to your neighbours.

  8. One of my favorite ‘Stupid Human Tricks’ from the David Letterman show featured a guy who changed his shirt while spinning around in a laundry-mat sized dryer.

  9. Regarding the “high speed spins” warning. Dark Matter is set way in the future. We have locking doors on washing machines NOW. They would have locking doors then and there, too. The notice should read, “Door locks automatically at beginning of cycle. Do not attempt to override this lock.” Or words to that effect. Go to any laundromat that has a high capacity, front loading washer and read that warning on the door. It’s not science fiction if we have had it in the present since the 20th century.

    BTW, the first label about crushing hands, looks like a dog being crushed. I had to look at the others to recognize what the first one meant. May need to re-draw that first one. We can’t even be hinting at suggesting crushing dogs. 🙁

  10. Still loving Roxanne Borris’s icon work. I wish I had the money to hire such a talented designer. I’m stuck using Gimp to get silhouettes from photos.

  11. Green screen …. mmm, I’m not a fan of it really. Unless green is part of the set colours, watch out for that sneaky green spill on set reflections and characters eyes and skin. Other colours can be used – Original ‘Total Recall’ used red screen so any spill didn’t show/looked like it was meant to be there…
    Blue is an ‘invisible’ colour. Renoir used it a lot as an optical effect in his paintings….

    Anyways …. that’s just my views on green screen … or not green screen 😏

  12. Apologies for my previous entry 😶
    Didn’t mean to patronise – you know all this stuff!!
    I’m just not a fan of green screen… 😐

  13. LOL I thought someone was trying to iron a dog, too. Have you looked up Whirlpool’s The Swash? It’s $500 at Bloomingdale’s. It’s supposed to be the “next big thing.” Especially for guys who hate laundry and ironing.

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