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FRINGE Ep 308 Thursday Dec 2nd


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#1 Gregory Middleton

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 03:26 AM

Tonight's FRINGE was directed by a series regular Brad Anderson. I really admire his films (Session 9 , The Machinist , Transiberrian) so it was a thrill to get to shoot this episode with him. He's very good with suspense so he was a natural fit for this episode which follows the 'other' Olivia being found out as a double agent and the real Olivia getting back to her home.

Brad carefully plans his sequences and still manages on a tight tv schedule to make it relatively effortless. Lighting was sometimes a bit compromised to get the angles and shots he needed, but that is a trade off I'd make any day for a good sequence. It can even lead to some happy accidents.
Not many new sets, but a train station interior which we had to make day in at night. Probably the biggest set up of the year so far.

If any of you have any questions about , happy to let you know what I can.

9pm Fox Thursday Dec 2nd.

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#2 Damien Andre

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 08:39 PM

how did you get that "dreamy" effect when peter was given the paralytic? was it a lens or filters or digital?
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#3 Gregory Middleton

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 06:17 AM

how did you get that "dreamy" effect when peter was given the paralytic? was it a lens or filters or digital?


That effect was entirely in camera with a lens. We used a Lensbaby with panavision mount on our camera. It allows for a sort of selective focus / bellows effect you can manipulate manually very simply.
It was also used later in the episode when Olivia is on the operating table and rescued by Col. Broyles.
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#4 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 02:27 AM

Such a good episode. I don't watch much TV, except for Thursday nights, and Fringe is the best show on TV right now in my opinion.

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So great when Olivia appeared coming out of the tank. CU on Astrid while we saw her climbing out in the background, such a great way to do it, excellent choice :)
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