March 13, 2015: Seething…working…entertaining…celebrating!

Ever get one of those morning phone calls that annoys you so thoroughly that is sours your mood for the rest of the day?  I received one of those this a.m. and it irritated me to no end.  BUT then, happily, I got distracted with work - a visual effects spotting session, a second unit…

January 8, 2015: Last day of prep! There’s no turning back now!

Well, as a result of the injury I sustained yesterday (see last entry for all the gory details), I was unable to turn or put any pressure on my side and had to spend the entire night lying flat on my back.  I also can't twist, jump, run, or perform aerial gymnastics (the latter is…

January 7, 2015: Read-thrus, camera tests, cast dinners, and sound medical advice!

Today, we had our very first read-thru (episodes #101 and #102).  A great time was had by all - but especially Paul and I who had our expectations far surpassed. This cast is amazing! The rest of the day was spent doing camera tests of the ship's corridors and bridge. We tried different cameras, different…

January 6, 2014: Three days to the start of production!

We're three days out from the start of production on Dark Matter - and things seem to be moving along quite nicely.   I mean, it's still very early and I'm sure we'll encounter a few bumps along the way but, right now, everyone is feeling really good about where things stand and what lies ahead.…

January 4, 2015: Introducing…Director T.J. Scott!

One of the most important decisions we had to make early in process was the selection of our first director.  Whoever we chose would be shooting our first two episodes and, as such, would not only be responsible for setting the tone for the series, but would be charged with the task of "working out"…

December 20, 2014: The Dark Matter pre-holiday wrap-up! Alex Mallari Jr. in action! THE katana!

One of the last things we did before packing it in for the holidays was go on a walk-thru of our standing sets.  Of course, not all of them are quite yet standing (ie. the shuttle, parts of the space station) and those that are still have a ways to go, but our Art Department…