- Long-term goal: Read 365 books on the year.
- Short-term goal: See that giant shark movie.
These various projects I have on the go may throw a wrench into those plans. But who knows? Just gotta stay focused!
Oh, hey! Look at what I came across this morning. Behind the scenes photos from Dark Matter.
Anthony Lemke, all smiles, on the set of Episode 211, “Wish I’d Spaced You When I Had The Chance”. I remember this one for the troublesome elements. This episode had three looks – snowy, sunny and green, and muddy – and we did our damndest to meld the three into a single visual progression. Kudos to VFX Supervisor Lawren Bancroft-Wilson for the CG snow that helped bridge two contrasting scenes. I also remember it being DAMN cold in those woods.
The Ishida Clan
The Ishida Clan in happier times in this BTS image from Episode 312, “My Final Gift To You”: Karl Ang, Mung-Ling Tsui, and Alex Mallari. I loved this location, a wedding and event hall with a Spanish feel we affectionately referred to as “The Palace”.
A BTS photo from Episode 212, “Sometimes In Life You Don’t Get To Choose” depicts an all too eager Ellen Wong rarin’ to get to work on Karl Ang – under the watchful eyes of stunt coordinator John Stead and director Will Waring. This episode would mark the only episode Will, my former Stargate cohort would direct for the series as he ended up fully booked for the show’s third season.
An Android On Ice
Android on Ice – Episode 309, “Built Not Born”. In retrospect, one of the more ambitious episodes we produced, it included twinning, multiple builds, and a couple of atypically late nights.
Contemporary Location Fun
Jodelle Ferland chats with one of our guest stars – Episode 309, “Isn’t That A Paradox”. This episode was a lot of fun for many reasons and a pleasant change of pace for the crew that finally had the opportunity to shoot an episode in a contemporary location. No spaceships or space stations or otherworldly mining facilities. Instead, it was suburban streets, sidewalks, and homes.
Watch Out For Roger’s Hugs
Roger Cross flashes his trademark smile BTS on Episode 210, “Going Out Fighting”. Beware his hugs though!
Where’s Melissa’s Musical?
Melissa O’Neil shooting one of her final scenes – Episode 313, “Nowhere To Go”. Damnit. We never did get her that musical episode!
This week: Meetings, meetings, and more meetings! Delivery of the final final final polish of that sci-fi script and bible to the broadcaster. Further discussions on that comic book adaptation. We start hammering out an outline for the first episode of the new series with an aim of delivering a pilot for early October. Possibly (finally) get the go-ahead on that supernatural pilot, and the adaptation of that horror novel.
…Oh, and see that giant shark movie.