Today saw a wrap on two different directors and their respective episodes – Steve Dimarco (Episode 203) and John Stead (Episode 204). I dropped in for about an hour in the morning for the alley scene. Two (more like three) outstanding scenes will find their way into the pre-existing director’s cut of 203, a dynamic episode that the diehard Dark Matter fans will appreciate. Then, later this week, I’ll receive the director’s cut of our epic western, 204. Much like Stargate, what I love about this show is the fact that we produce thirteen mini movies a year, each one unique and independent and yet, simultaneously, narratively linked to a greater arc that builds throughout the season.
I gave you all a look at the concept drawing in yesterday’s blog entry. Today, here’s a glimpse at the set – prior to atmosphere and lighting…
Had a very Blade Runner-esque feel. The blue screen off the back will allow VFX Supervisor Lawren Bancroft-Wilson to work his magic.
A cleaner look. Production Designer Ian Brock and his team have really wowed this year and, on this day, delivered three exceptional sets. More on the other two in the coming days.
A couple of looks from the other side.
My camera doesn’t do it justice, but the other cameras that were capturing the action certainly will.
Setting up a stunt.
Production on Dark Matter’s second season is going fast. In a few short weeks, we’ll be hitting the halfway mark of the schedule. And we still have scripts to write! And this blog to update with oodles of stuff, from on set pics to concept art, crew Q&A’s to live periscopes.
You are all in for a treat!