The FX, I believe, are finished. Tomorrow John, the compositing supervisor, will give them all the once-over, and barring any last minute alterations, they should go to the online editor in the next few days. Big thanks to MFX, who are very kindly providing us with said editor and associated edit suite.
Once the online is done, just three steps remain to complete the pilot: 1. grade (adjust colour and contrast levels to make the footage look its best), 2. transfer the digital master to film, and 3. process the film and combine it with the optical soundtrack.
Henning has pretty much finished the sound for the intro, which I just have to conform at HD quality so it can be dropped into the online edit. Aside from that, I’m hard at work on the script, to make sure that once people have been dazzled by the pilot, the screenplay lives up to it.
And speaking of dazzling, Ian recently showed me a sample of the information pack which will be handed out to viewers of the pilot. He’s painstakingly made it in the style of a period document, complete with wax-sealed envelope and thick, watermarked pages.