Last year I was directing episodes of Kamen Rider Dragon Night which are going to start airing on the CW (US TV Network) starting this Saturday (11:30am, CW Network). The show has been on for 10 weeks, but my episodes begin this week.
It's very much a kid's show and even though I was director for the next two (and some future) episodes - the show is very much Steve Wang's show and the guest directors like myself come to add our spin on their vision. That said - unlike when doing a feature, there are many choices you're simply not involved in - ADR sessions, music choices, casting, crew choices. If you're used to the feature or short single-author type of working experience, it's quite different. It's still fun and I'd do it again. It's just not as personal a result. In fact, even though the primary scenes are directed by myself (and I think you can see my shooting style in them) - half the show is directed by "action unit" and really has nothing to do with me at all.
For these reasons, I've not talked about it much - but since it was a large part of last year, I figured I'd mention it. Additionally, there are THREE other alivenotdead artists involved in the show:
Matt Mullins, Mike Moh, and D.Y. Sao
Last year, I chronicled the experience of directing while I was working on an episode of this show:
TV Directing 03; Art and Tech Scouts
TV Directing 07: Working With Crew
TV Directing 08: Who's in Charge
TV Directing 09: The Shoot 3:30am to 6:15am
And lastly - here is a little clip of the executive producers and actors at a fan signing - see if you can spot two of the four alive members who worked on the show! (It's fun, it's like "Where's Waldo.")