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More Sanctuary report

After a good nights sleep I've remembered a bit more. :D

To clarify about the writers question Paul answered. It was getting near the end of the panel and one person asked about how playing a character with an accent affect their performance, for the actors, and for the writer, she asked how Damian came up with the idea. Paul went into answering that one lol.
Damian seemed quite happy to let Paul run with that but after the accent question got answered (Amanda said it was as important to find the right voice/accent as it was to capture the characers walk and style and that finding an accent could actually make it easier to slip into being that character). Damian said the script had been around roughly since 2000, the feel of the show influenced by graphic novels (I couldn't hear which exactly but he did specify a couple), a book (again I couldn't hear the title fully, sounded like Alien something or other) and dark shows like The X files, Buffy.

Someone also asked if there were plans for Sanctuary graphic novels and Damian said they could well be - that he'd emailed and chatted with a guy who he loved the work of and that when getting people on board they were keen to do everything to make people happy, to get people enthusiastic about the possibilities working on the project (not exact wording but the jist from what I can remember). There was also a comment about the feel of the set - I think it related to the pushing the boundaries one -that any of them were just as likely to shift some cables needed moved on set, Amanda, Damian. They have titles obviously but the working environment is very different, much more equal overall than usual.

They did mention that they understand how important fans are to the sucess of such a show, being web only, not facing a network decision and having money thrown at them but having to really float on the basis of fans liking it, buying it directly.

Oh yeah, the change in Amanda's hair (which a little girl asked about) was to make her so different from Carter visually so no one would mistake her.

I'm still trying to recall stuff, I know there must be more details. Ah, yes. not allowed to talk about what was in the webisode, or so I presume, but half way through we got a Mac OS X "You are now running on reserve battery power" popup, which amused me. No clue if that was the ep running off Damian's laptop or just what the Expo people were using to show it.


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May. 27th, 2007 12:08 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that the accent was intentional. The first time I heard it I thought that it was uh appalling. However I'm looking forward to hear her speak in a "full" English accent. It should be interesting.

Are you guys going to watch the preview again tomorrow? gwene mentioned that it was hard to view/hear because she and friends were sitting at the back.

I know that they'd like to distinguish Helen from Sam but truth is I really like her as a blonde...! :)
May. 27th, 2007 12:27 pm (UTC)
I think we'll get to hear the full accent in thie currently filmed stuff, the first 2 hours... I do hope they expand on where she's lived. I wished I could remember where they mentioned but since it was casual I suppose it's hard to know whether they're throwing names around or it will be canon. I'm having ideas about fic where she met the last emperor of China - reckon some international "monster" legends invstigated for "abnormals" would be cool to see.

I won't see the preview again since I only went for the day. I don't think I'd want to go for the full weekend (it's crowded there and hot and I was tempted to spend lots) though the idea of there being some kind of cast/fans dinner sounded great - can't recall her name, but the other Sanctuary cosplaying person who was dressed as the trollop from ep 1 start, mentioned that as something that they were going to ask/try to organise - but don't know if that happened.

Well, she is blonde and curly as Helen in the flashbacks - at least she was in ep 1. I liked the curls actually. Wonder if the dark haired change is because she doesn't want to be so easily recognised anymore. And I'm also really curious how, if she doesn't age, she had Ashley. Is Ashley unaging too or did she have her more recently (the impression I get by Ashley's attitude but could just be she adapted to the times more) in which case that's confusing if Ashley is her daughter by John Druitt as I'm sure was revealed before...
Jun. 4th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
:must see Sanctuary:

No, technologically repressed being that I am, I still haven't been able to see it, so some of this is zooming right over my head. Still, I like the sound of the fan-focus and the equality on set.

"...half way through we got a Mac OS X "You are now running on reserve battery power" popup..."

Sad to hear how, even in the fifth row, you had problems hearing and seeing things. You should complain so they might do a better job of it next time.
Jun. 4th, 2007 10:21 pm (UTC)
I don't think complaining will do much good with these organisers. The stewards were doing their best (though I heard some were a bit rude) but it wasn't well planned in many requests - they really need a bigger/better venue overall. Damian seemed quite sad about the cockup with the showing, poor guy.
May. 27th, 2007 12:30 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, I was in row five and it was still hard to hear and see. Angle of lighting sucked. f they'd been able to dim lights for that part of the arena it might have been okay but it was glaring at the screen obscuring most of the darker tones so a fair amount of scenes were hard to make out apart from characer movement. The sound was hard because of background expo noise but they couldn't really stop other stuff for it and besides, bbefore that everyone in the arena was subjected to Christopher Lee's singing, which was rather unusual and not my cuppa tea.
May. 27th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the report. :)
May. 28th, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC)
Graphic novels, eh? Excellent idea. Thanks for the reports!
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