Posted 03 July 2006 - 03:21 PM
Like, the first couple of seasons (which I suspect were shot before first airing) , what filmstocks did they mostly use, and did they start with 35mm from the pilot, or did they start with 16mm and later switched to 35mm in later seasones?
Posted 03 July 2006 - 04:17 PM
TV series obviously go into production a couple months before the episode hits the air, but are still done one season at a time. I believe The X-Files had an eight-day/episode shoot schedule, shot on five-day weeks, and was on the air every seven days (with some gaps), so the shoot-to-air time gets condensed as the season progresses.
The X-Files also increased in budget as the show got more popular over its run, so the look improved quite a bit from its beginnings to its last couple seasons. They also went through several DP's over that time, including John Bartley and Bill Roe (not to mention some great second-unit DP's like Robert Primes). They used a lot of Panavision gear, but also some non-Pana stuff at times.
Posted 03 July 2006 - 07:42 PM
Posted 07 July 2006 - 04:36 PM
Too bad they killed it, thanks to David Duchovney.
I'll have to slap him if I ever meet him!