Pictured above, director Amanda Tapping and 1st Assistant Director Brandon Tataryn oversee this morning’s production meeting for Episode 201. Today was the last day of prep for our season 2 premiere as principal photography is scheduled to commence bright and EARLY tomorrow morning in the:
INTERIOR – HYPERION 8 – MINIMUM SECURITY – QUARTERS
While the action unfolds on one side of the stage, director Bruce McDonald will be doing a walkabout of the other sets (10:00 – 11:00) before tomorrow afternoon’s Episode 202 concept meeting. This may well be our most ambitious episode to date and every department head – and yours truly – will have to bring their A+ game (because, let’s face it, we always bring our A game). Stunts! Extras! Dazzling visual effects!
…brought to you in part by…
Dark Matter Head Carpenter Craig Tovell.
Check out the final score. It was actually A LOT closer than that. I needed a measly 5 yards from McFadden to secure victory on the final day of the fantasy football regular season. First carry – fumble! Minus 2 points! Despair. He runs for 20 yards so, by halftime, my deficit was back to a mere 5 yards. Hope! He carries early in the second half. Fumble! Another 2 points! And possible concussion! Deep despair. But then they announce he is putting his helmet back on. Hope! But back-up Robert Turbin assumes RB duties on the next drive. Despair. But then McFadden comes back in on the next series, the Cowboys drive it down to the goal line, and McFadden gets two consecutive carries. Hope! Only to get stuffed and have the Cowboys throw a TD to someone else. Despair. On what looks to be their final drive, the Cowboys are forced to kick. Double despair. And then Desean Jackson fumbles! Hope! McFadden rushes – and scores the TD with less than a minute to go, securing the win and a first round bye.
All this to say, this weekend’s first round playoff schedule looks like this:
VFX Supervisor Lawren Bancroft-Wilson’s Gainfully-Employed Hyphens (for now) and my Snow Monkeys get the first-round bye and weekend off, leaving Consulting Producer Ivon Bartok’s Running Dead, Orphan Black writer-Supervising Producer Alex Levine’s This Ones For John, Beats by Ray and whalleyBallrz to duke it out for the right to battle us in the semi-finals.