Today, I spent time on three different units. Woke up at 6:00 a.m., took the loooong drive to Hamilton for 8:30 a.m. call on not one but TWO second unit shoots (Director Ron Murphy on those owing barn scenes from episode #106, and Director Bruce McDonald on those final few farm house scenes for episode #108). It was uncomfortably cold when I arrived but, after an hour or so, the weather warmed up. Then it rained, and it got cold again. I took the looooong drive back to Etobicoke and arrived in time for main unit lunch, then spent the rest of the late afternoon and evening on set, first watching Director T.W. Peacocke shoot scenes for episode #108, then watching Director John Stead shoot outstanding (in both senses of the word) scenes for episode #105. What a day! And the high point was a double dose of actress Jodelle Ferland who is, quite frankly, perfection.
A little something from the Art Department and Transport to help set the mood. Anyone remember Damnation Alley?
Director Bruce McDonald is a rock star!
Dressing warmly – and peacefully – for the weather.
The rarely seen sled cam.
I tried to shoo this homeless man off set – until I realized he was VFX Supervisor Lawren Bancroft-Wilson.
Moving video village. That tent came in handy today.
Second unit for episode #108 was shooting in the cabin (background) while second unit for #106 was shooting in the barn (foreground).
A couple of Lemke’s: Anthony and Tanya (no relation). Note: Anthony’s injuries sustained during one of our trademark heated “script discussions”.
Directors Bruce McDonald and Ron Murphy exchange pleasantries – before the rivalry begins. Ron fires the first salvo by stealing their camera.
Ron directs actress Jodelle Ferland (FIVE) on shuttle spotting.
Watch your step back to crew park!
Like I said, those tents sure came in handy.
Tomorrow, another visual piece of the android puzzle. What’ll it be, belt or hair?