Inside True Blood Season Four: The Concept Meeting

March 5, 2011 by  

Production Step Two

A lot of work goes into creating each episode of True Blood! In another new post on the Inside True Blood Blog, Gianna Sobol told fans about what goes into a concept meeting, as well as who attends each meeting.

For the average concept meeting, Alan Ball, Gregg Fienberg, the department heads, and the writer/director team of each episode all meet up and discuss the various aspects of that week’s work. In 1st Assistant Director Sunday Steven’s own words:

“The concept meeting, led by the 1st Assistant Director, is the first meeting that brings all the department heads together.  We go through the script to discuss the different elements in each scene that have to be addressed.  For example, if we have an action scene with a panther, we have to discuss stunts, animal wrangling, make-up effects and visual effects to figure out how to make the sequence work on the day we shoot it.  This is a chance for each department head to figure out who should be doing what and how they can go about doing that.  It is essentially the beginning of prep for the department heads.”

That’s a huge amount of work just to prepare to film True Blood. Of course, it all pays off in the end with a fabulous final result that Truebies can’t stop talking about!

SOURCE: Inside True Blood Blog-“The Concept Meeting”

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