You know what I hate? Apple updates. As soon as I get comfortable with something, they change it. One day, it’s the swipe/lock features of my phone; the next, it’s the iPhotos layout. I wouldn’t mind so much if said changes were actual improvements but the frustrating thing is they’re always so damn counter-intuitive. I’m about one or two more annoying updates a way from seeking out a more stable alternate for my cellular and computing needs.
And, while I’m in complaint mode, I have to say that the worst thing about shooting in Toronto – besides the winters – is the catering. Back in Vancouver, we’d get our lunch from the food truck that would prepare the meals on location, offering varied high-quality options. Here in Toronto, the caterers ship their pre-pared slop to the various productions, their quality varying from edible to abysmal. Today’s jerk chicken tasted like it was seasoned with rosemary and Vick’s Vaporub. The chowder we were served yesterday was a fish, quivering, gelatinous mass. Last season, someone found a raw chicken wing in the vegetarian lasagne. I’m thinking of starting a new daily feature here on this blog titled “You Wouldn’t Believe What They Served Up Today”. Watch for it!
Do you like puzzles? If the answer is yes, then you maybe, this weekend, you can help me break down 93 production hours down into seven 11 hour days.
A few preliminary “sketches of interest” via Dark Matter Production Designer Ian Brock:
What have we here?