The cast and camera crew have been celebrating the last block of filming. At the recent Sasnak City Event, César Domboy let slip that some of the cast were heading directly back to Scotland for reshoots on scenes. Cameraman Michael Carstensen, Stedicam and Camera Operator for Outlander for several seasons congratulated the crew and cast on season 5. We must support the camera and rest of the crew as they do put up with Scotlands weather conditions, production stress, and of course actors who forget their lines. It seems all involved are chomping at the bit to get into post production. That means 4 months of Droughtlander left. How are you spending your time?
Picture by Richard Rankin
Maybe seeing Sam Heughan at Wizard Con New Orleans in January. There have been promised special guests to show up in his fireside chat. Can you guess who? Graham McTavish loves Wizard World. You will need to buy a ticket to the con and the separate tickets for Sam.
Filming for the 10/22/19 week has been at The Hermitage, with Richard Rankin taking snaps. Duncan Lacroix has been causing mischief in a hotel he’s been spotted at. Hint, there’s a totem pole.
Filming block is scheduled to end November 17, 2019
A new Outlander Convention has finally been formed in Australia and so far boasts Graham McTavish, Sophie Skelton, Rik Rankin, and Ed Speleers are being negotiated for contracts. The Tickets are on sale as of Friday Nov 1, 2019.
Bad News, it’s one of the most expensive Outlander Cons, the budget seating at the back is $600.00 AUS and if you want meet and greet it’s an additional $150.00 AUS.
Some fans are already swarming and standing in lines around this Years Scottish BAFTAs awards ceremony at the Doubletree Hilton in Glasgow this evening. Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan are among attendees, along with Scott Kyle and some other Outlander Alums.
Outlander has not been nominated, but some other films and shows you may like have been. Keep the feeds viewed today and you may catch a glimpse of some of your faves walking the carpet.
As you may have read by now, This Guest of Summer film to be directed by Graham McTavish and with a few Outlander and Hobbit Alums in for good measure, has been delayed a few more months. Rumor has it the scouting for locations and their availability have been part of the hold up, plus moving the production from the original New Zealand site to possibly Scotland/UK filming due to funding and camera crew availability.
That also bumped into Graham’s project with Sam Heughan, Clanlands. The original podcast concept has now blossomed into a filmed series, with three camera persons. The month of September saw the two friends caravaning all over Scotland, from clan to clan, to distilleries, and huffing it on a bicycle built for two. Not to mention hillwalking andThe rich landscape of the high and low lands of Scotland will be featured. The series has not found a network to debut on but they plan to have it air sometime in 2020.
The series follows The Jacobite Trail, something you can do when touring Scotland. It features all the Highland troupes movements and locations of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the lead up to the Battle of Culloden. I traveled just one quarter of this trail and it does take time to get in all of the locations. Planning a trip to Scotland? You can learn more about it here Travel the Jacobite Trail
If you were lucky enough to have a book signing with Tara Bennet and Diana Gabaldon at Poison Pen Press, you would have got advance copies of this last month. If you were even more lucky at NYCC 2019, there were copies of the book and a panel by the two authors. And some book signings and photo sessions.
The Making of Outlander Series first came out two years ago covering seasons 1 and 2. Tara Bennet is an author and co-authhor of several books on filming series and films: Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show, The Art of Ice Age, as well as editor at SFX Magazine, writer for Sci Fi Magazine, and a West Coast Correspondent for SyFy Channel, Wire. Her treatment of the first book in the series has left many of us starving for more. Hopefully this new edition will help us get through the next few months of Droughtlander.
The heavy coffee table book is a break down of each episode, BTS pictures, interviews with actors, and delving into the behind the scenes art departments and camera crews. As if you cannot get enough of Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe splashed on all the entertainment and fashion magazines, having a large hard bound glossy book with all your favorite characters, including new villains is just the answer to help you get through the parched post productions season.
Available through all book outlets and hopefully your local stores Tuesday, October 15, 2019.