I admire people who dress like they just don’t care – what other people think. Lady Gaga. Don Cherry. And, of course, Dark Matter‘s Tabor Calchek. I knew the gang in wardrobe was going to have a lot of fun dressing him – maybe, I suspected, a little too much fun. So it was with a certain amount of trepidation that I made my way down to the costume department last month for a sneak peek at Tabor’s outfits. I was treated to a lot of comfy wear (see previous blog instalments) and then a bit of flash in the form of the type of shirt usually reserved for disco enthusiasts or East European gangsters. I loved it, but had only one small request. Instead of just having him in his underwear, lets give Tabor pants. Pleather pants!
And, voila! He’s ready for business. Or a night out on the town!
I was up at 4:30 this morning so that I could prepare my breakfast, see to the dogs, and then take the hour long drive to Hamilton for today’s 7:00 a.m. main unit call. It was still dark by the time I rolled into the crew park.
Hell, it was so early, it was late!
Shooting in the woods today. And I mean that in two senses of the word.
Also, occasional slashing and stabbing.
“A” 2nd Assistant Camera, Michael Purdon, color codes sticks for blocking.
Okay, what I mean is, when the actors come to set, the director will “block” a scene with them, deciding who moves where and when. Once that has been decided, “marks” are placed on the floor (usually tape, color coded for each performer, but, in today’s case, sticks) so that everyone knows exactly where they should be standing and/or moving to in order to “hit their mark”.
It was, thankfully, our final location day for episode #109. I suppose it could’ve been worse. It could’ve been raining. On the other hand, it could’ve been just slightly better with the addition of snow. Ah, I suppose I can just get Lawren, our VFX Supervisor, to add some in post. How hard can it be?
Consulting Producer Ivon Bartok and actress Melissa O’Neil (TWO) try to stay warm. Hey! It’s winter again!
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