Today, Ivon was out and about, scouting locations for our horror trailer. Kudos to him for coming up with some fantastic, diabolically creepy-looking places – the type of places you would never frequent at night, least of all to shoot something. While Ivon was on the road, I was on my laptop, working on the script for the 2 minute trailer. It’s pretty close. Rhythmically, it goes something like this:
- – - …….!-!-!….?….?……!!!
So, whaddya think? There are two great scenes I could use to cap the trailer and I’m not sure which one to go with. Both are suspenseful with great pay-offs but the first leaves a lot to the imagination while the second is quite visceral (and might require me to call on the services of a couple of my old Stargate cohorts). I’m leaning toward the former only because the expenses for this little project are coming out of pocket and the budget is a little tighter than what I grew accustomed to working with on Stargate.
Hey, speaking of Stargate, I was clearing out the files on my old Sony camcorders and came across a bunch of old pics…
I’ve got thousands of them, mostly unsorted, that I should really go through at some point.
Hey, blog regular, Deni, is raising money for a worthy cause: 100 Doghouses for 100 Dogs Without Shelters. If you’d like to help, head on over here: http://wishes.causes.com/wishes/445797?bws=fb_stream_wish
To those of you having trouble tracking my comic book series, Dark Matter, at their local comic book store, might I remind you that you can always order copies from here: TFAW.com or digital versions here: digital.darkhorse.com
Continuing our ongoing sneak preview of Dark Matter‘s next issue. Yesterday, I posted the first page of Dark Matter #3. Today, I repost it – along with the second page. If you haven’t read the first two issues, avert your eyes. Spoilers abound!
For more previews, head on over here: http://www.comicbookresources.com/previews
kathode writes: “Joe (or any of the Vancouverites on here), have you ever gone to French Made Baking, on Kingsway near the intersection with Main? (I think it’s a new place. Maybe just opened at the tail end of 2011?) People rave about their macarons on yelp.”
Answer: Thanks for the tip. To be honest, I’ve never even heard of it. I’ll definitely check it out next week and report back.
kathode also writes: “I have an extreme weakness for delicious desserts, a là Fratelli’s, on Commercial. (Sadly, though, Fratelli’s does not produce a cannoli up to my expectations. I don’t know why, with the sizable Italian population of this metropolis, I can’t find a decent cannoli here. WTF?!?)”
Answer: Hmmm. Funny you should say that. Akemi and I just visited Commercial in our quest for pistachio cream. Alas, no luck. As someone who grew up in Montreal with its vast Italian offerings, I don’t find the Italian population of Vancouver all that sizable.
profmadmax writes: “You never seem to mention ANYTHING Sanctuary related I notice… Did the Sanctuary team have better foresight to go rogue and create a new medium in your opinion?”
Answer: I never mention Sanctuary because I wasn’t involved in the production and it wasn’t a show I watched (though, to be fair, my viewing line-up is numbers about a half dozen). I’m not in a position to gauge the success of their initial online venture, but clearly the fact that they’ve been on the air for some four seasons is a testament to the hard work of former Stargate vets Amanda Tapping, Martin Wood, and Damian Kindler.
profmadmax also writes: “Are you considering the successful(Sanctuarty)webisode approch to Dark Matter or the as yet unnamed horror project?”
Answer: Nope, not the preferred approach for either project. Ideally, Dark Matter will be a television series (or mini-series, I’m liking this idea more and more given the property), while the horror movie will be a big screen feature. That’s the plan anyway.
Tam Dixon writes: “Those macarons are impressive! Any other flavors planned?”
Answer: Akemi is mixing the buttercream as we speak. We might do matcha, coconut, and speculous.
StellaByStargate writes: “Emboldened by your last mailbag, I have one question to ask…and after all these years, I promise it will be my last S/J question ever…had we gotten the 3rd SG-1 movie, would the status of Sam and Jack’s post-Threads relationship have been made clear?”
Answer: All I can say to that is that, there’s a dinner scene in the first draft of Stargate: Revolution that made it pretty clear that Jack and Sam were, in fact, together.
Samantha Padilla writes: “I never thought of your thinking that Jack and Sam getting together after “Threads” was an AU, is it? Or is it actually a concensus between the SG-1′s writing staff that ‘Yep, Sam and Jack are together now, but we just won’t make that fact so obvious on screen it’s like a pie shoved in someone’s face’?”
Answer: Neither AU nor consensus. There was never a discussion about it among the writers.