If today was any indication of the relaxing times I can look forward to in the week ahead, I may well need a hiatus from my hiatus…
— Went over the rough cut footage from the gag reel. Lots of funny bits. Now it’s just a matter of selecting the best and choosing the order.
— Went over the visual effect shots for a bunch of episodes. It’s all looking fantastic. Kudos to VFX Supervisor Lawren Bancroft-Wilson and his various teams. Eye-popping stuff.
— Reviewed budgets for the show’s first two seasons, and prospective third.
— Reviewed a couple of terrific special features.
— Completed the beat sheet for our season 3 premiere: a tease, a tag, and five action-packed, character-driven, twisty-turns acts!
— Did a little work on my new pilot script and am a little over halfway done. It’s pretty different from what I usually write, more in the realm of military SF, but still the character-driven, action-fueled story-telling with that underlying humor I love so much. Coming soon to a screen near you? I’m counting on late 2017!
Today’s intriguing screen shot comes from…some episode in Dark Matter’s second season. But what IS going on here? Guesses?
Modeling the Hyperion-8 detention facility – Dark Matter (Darkroom Digital Effects, CG Supervisor: Craig VanDenBiggilaar, Modeling Supervisor – Brendon Morfitt.
Fancy light-up corporate name plate c/o Roxanne Borris.
Incoming transmission! Trivia time! More often than not, whenever a character is watching, reacting, or conversing with an onscreen display, said display is often a “burn-in” meaning the actor is not playing to a live-feed but a blue screen. The actual onscreen elements are “burned in” later in post-production.
And a little something for the Stargate fans, from the archives…
Wraith warrior chest plate – James Robbins.