'Flesh And Blood', 'Body And Soul' Production InfoBy Christian
September 19, 2000 - 9:26 PM
Over at the official Star Trek site, they've posted a production update for 'Flesh and Blood, Part Two' and 'Body And Soul', both new episodes of Voyager's seventh season.
Filming on 'Flesh and Blood' was scheduled to finish yesterday. Over the past few weeks, a lot of action scenes were apparently shot for the episode, including several on Thursday:
Part of last Thursday's shoot took place on the U.S.S. Voyager Bridge, with the crew being thrown about after the renegade Hologram's ship feeds back a deadly energy stream. These more action-packed shots usually require longer camera set-ups in order to ensure nothing goes wrong. The director has to go over several timing details with the actors due to the amount of special pyrotechnics employed, not to mention the normal blocking (camera and actor movements). One of the first shots on Thursday morning employed a hand-held camera that was used to shake and then zoom in on a close-up of Janeway as she gives the line, "B'Elanna, report!" This was the only dialogue, but when it's cut into the rest of the action, this shot will have the desired dramatic effect.
A full description of the shooting process, also containing info on a few other scenes, can be found here. Today production started on 'Body and Soul', directed by Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris).