Hey guys, sorry it’s taken a couple of extra days to post this. As we speak, episode 4 aired Monday, Episode 5 airs next Monday and we are in the middle of shooting 2nd unit on episodes 9 (which I’m directing) main unit of episode 10 – A HUGE new scene we’re adding to episode 7 and Episode 11 starts on Tuesday.
It’s been hectic… but great.
It’s such an amazing feeling to be working on something that you fully believe in, and have it be rewarded by having the fans dig it too. Believe me, myself and everyone else on the show appreciate that you guys are watching and enjoying what we’re up too. It makes all the hard work worth it.
And it has been hard… A show like HEROES, as you hopefully can tell, is a big complicated undertaking… That combined with the fact that the math of the air dates starts to catch up with you means that it gets a little crazy right about now. Think about it, it takes us (an average) of nine or ten shooting days to film every episode. But those are working days, Monday through Friday… So it takes 12 to 14 calendar days to make an episode. But, once we air, there’s a new episode on the air every 7 days…
We started filming in July and everything felt quite leisurely. By the time an episode finishes filming there will only be 5 weeks until it airs. That’s not a lot of time to edit it, do music, sound effects, visual effects and color correction.
So, we’ve been picking up time by filming weekends. I’m doing a couple of 7-day weeks in a row, and so are many others… It’s cool, but you get fried.
Anyway, episode 4 which just aired – How cool is the last 5 minutes??/ “Save the Cheerleader, Save the World.” We made up crew shirts with that saying right away.
It was directed by Ernest Dickerson: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0225416/ He is a great guy who the cast really liked.
Here’s a few photos that I thought you’d like:
HAYDEN ON THE AUTOPSY TABLE
ERNEST DICKERSON SHOOTING IN NYC STREET
Next week I’ll have more… I promise.