It’s the final days of prep on the Dark Matter second season premiere. This morning, I attended and 8 a.m. stage walk-thru with VFX Supervisor Lawren Bancroft-Wilson and the rest of the gang. While Lawren was discussing the green screen challenges with Director Amanda Tapping, Director of Photography Craig Wright was running some camera tests of the prison’s second level balcony to check for any moire issues (Got ’em!). Then, it was back to the production offices for at 10:00 a.m. VFX review meeting followed by a double script review AND smoked meat sandwiches courtesy of Production Manager Robbie David – and Centre Street Deli!
Construction commences on our “interior whale” sequence, Episode 204.
To dissuade prisoners from climbing up and out, we actually put a roof on the place!
Craig on cam.
Looking pretty good. Now, all we need is set dressing, props, cast and background.
This is a Presidential suite compared to the tight confines of the adjoining solitary unit.
LBW goes fry-diving.
The man of the (lunch) hour: Robbie David. And his fancy new haircut.
Another Hyperion-8 playback graphic:
c/o 1st Assistant Art Director Kelly Diamond (pictured working below in the Police Files/Murder Investigation playback graphic:
Tomorrow marks our last day of prep. On tap…
9:30 – Episode 201 production meeting
13:30 – Episode 201 cast read-thru
And then, Wednesday = 1st day of principal photography on season 2 (Episode 201) begins with director Amanda Tapping while…
Prep begins on Episode 202 with director Bruce McDonald…
10:00 – 11:00 – Set walk-thru
14:00 – 15:30 – Episode 202 concept meeting
It’s about to get crazy here!