Monday, March 24, 2008

Battlestar Rolls On Tuesday...

Tomorrow's the big day, we start shooting episode #12 of the twenty episodes left for season four and the series. Mr. Ron Moore himself writes and directs this opus, and... that's all I'm going to say about the episode itself. Except it will probably run the usual 42-ish minutes and I can almost guarantee it will be shot in beautiful color.

I never cease to be amazed at what a freight-train it is when you're in the middle of production. Drafts of scripts are coming in, outlines, notes, production issues pop up... it's just one thing after another, but when you're shooting, you also get a batch of dailies from the set and get to go "ahhhh." (Or occasionally "what th--?" or "oops" or "Holy Crap!", but those are pretty rare on BSG.) That's the fun of television. I'm writing the next episode up to bat, and the immediacy from script to stage never ceases to amaze me, especially coming from a feature background, where it can take a week to figure out who will handle the catering.

So tomorrow. Shooting. Think good thoughts!