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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com
 Subject: B5:TLT update from jms
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 10/3/2006 12:17:35 AM  

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I'm kind of up against it right now on an assortment of deadlines, so
this'll be quick, but I did want to address some of the questions that
have been asked.

Yes, we're shooting this HD, so this is going to be quite a learning
curve for me as a director, since I've never shot HD before. There's
also a HUGE amount of green-screen involved, so again, lots of learning
to be done.

For those who are getting the B5 scripts books -- and eventually the
B5:TLT scripts will be released -- you'll notice a substantial
difference between them and these scripts in that I decided to kind of
direct them on the page more than usual: calling out specific angles
and camera directions, locations and setups more than in any prior B5
script. It probably resembles an animation script more than a standard
TV script, because it incorporates my directorial notes, shot for shot,
as we go.

The first three-segment DVD is called "Voices in the Dark." We've
narrowed down the cast, and hope to have their deals closed this week.
There are already ten crew members working on this thing up in
Vancouver, pulling together stages, offices and other prep work. The
first day of shooting will likely be either November 13th or 14th (due
to a Canadian holiday). The last twiddlings to the script should be
done by this coming Monday. Storyboarding starts the end of this week.

It's balls-to-the-wall right now, but it should be fun in the end.

jms


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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com
 Subject: Re: B5:TLT update from jms
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 10/3/2006 9:12:00 PM  

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Shabaz wrote:
>
> And thank you for answering my HD question about TLT. The AV nerd in me
> is happy. ;) I wonder if this means if it will be shot on film and then
> telecined to HD resolutions (usually to 1080p24), or shot with digital
> HD cameras (1080i60 or otherwise)? Just curious.
>

The latter. I figure if I'm gonna learn this stuff, I may as well dive
in at the deep end.

In for a penny, in for a pounding, I say....

jms
    From: jmsatb5@aol.com
 Subject: Re: B5:TLT update from jms
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 10/4/2006 2:50:52 PM  

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Joseph DeMartino wrote:
> Christoph Erichsen wrote:
> > will the Audio edit be made in DD5.1 Sourround? I was a bit dissapointed
> > when B5:LR was only DD2.0 Stereo.
>
> IANJMS, but I'll take a stab at this one:
>
> B5:LR was mixed in matrixed stereo because that is all that analog TV
> channels like Sci-Fi in the US can transmit. Only digital channels,
> typically those transmitting in HD, use Dolby Digital. Given that
> B5:LR was the least successful of the TV movies Warner Home Video
> probably didn't think it worth the expense to remix it for the DVD
> release.
>


Negative; we delivered a 5.1 mix on Rangers to WB. What they did with
it is anybody's guess.

jms
    From: jmsatb5@aol.com
 Subject: Re: B5:TLT update from jms
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 10/4/2006 9:31:45 PM  

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derekcbart@sbcglobal.net wrote:
> Hello JMS.
>
> Where is the Post Production on B5:TLT going to be done?
>

Vancouver.

jms
    From: jmsatb5@aol.com
 Subject: Re: B5:TLT update from jms
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 10/22/2006 10:46:51 PM  

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Tomorrow morning at 9 a.m., the Babylon 5 TLT production offices in
Vancouver will officially open up next door to the stage we're using.
The crew has been hired, Chris Franke is on board for the music, cast
deals have been set.

Interesting times all around.

jms

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