Lizard Brain is a shared blog about Science Fiction and Fantasy from Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck.

Archive for September 2016

Toronto Diary Day Sixteen

09.05.16
by Ty Franck

There is literally nothing to post about today, since it was a Sunday on a long holiday weekend. Daniel worked on some copy edits. I played board games with some friends. That’s pretty much it. But I’m curious how many people are reading these things. So let’s do a contest. Tweet “Script me baby” @jamessacorey on twitter and be entered into a drawing to get a signed copy of the scrip to episode 13 of this season. It’s an episode […]

Toronto Diary Day Fifteen

09.04.16
by Daniel Abraham

Technically, today began with finishing up the shoot and limping home shortly after midnight, but judging by the common idiom of sleep cycles, we haven’t been into the office today. We did have a quite lovely dinner with Frankie Adams and her gentleman, though. Fan Expo Canada is going on walking distance from my hotel room right now.  I walked by folks in the clothing of my people — cosplayers, congoers, and folks with geeky t-shirts — on my way […]

Toronto Diary Day Fourteen

09.03.16
by Ty Franck

An on set day. Spent the day on one set, watching basically one scene over and over again. This is the secret about making a TV show that most people don’t know. Most days? It’s boring as shit. First, shoot the master. This is the big wide shot that gives the geography of the scene. All the characters in one shot, all the movement, all in one shot. Then we start shooting the two shots. These are the camera angles […]

Toronto Diary Day Thirteen

09.02.16
by Daniel Abraham

Left the hotel at 9 am. (The hotel is really quite lovely. Near a park. Decent restaurants nearby. Very civilized.) Stopped by set. (Today was a double-up day when we had two different episodes shooting concurrently on different sets, so that while the last few scenes of episode 12 are being filmed in one place, the first few of 13 are underway elsewhere. This isa little tricky for the crew who have to make sure all the equipment and personnel […]

Toronto Diary Day Twelve

09.01.16
by Ty Franck

So, this will be sort of a short one. Today we did a VFX spotting session, where we went through an episode scene by scene and discussed the specific Visual Effects in those scenes. Our even block VFX supervisor, Bret Culp, sat with us and took notes and asked questions and helped dial it in. It’s astonishing how much work goes into planning and then executing the VFX for this show. We also did a VFX meeting to discuss motion […]