Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 10 - BTS: 1003. A Thousand Suns

This post may contain spoilers, probably small, but they may be big too; proceed with caution!
This post will be updated when more images of our dear gang are shared from the set.

Deer on our location scout for 10-03 - Photo by Harry Bring
Prepping a huge episode for CM 10-03... - Photo by Sharon Lee Watson
Excited to be working with the terrific Rob Bailey again! - Photo by Sharon Lee Watson
The setting. - Photo by Harry Bring
At #criminalminds table read today....... - Photo by Vernon Cheek
Early Bird - Photo by Harry Bring
@rickdunkle ~boo.com - Photo by Kim Harrison
Serious? Us? Nooo. #criminalminds EP10x03 read through @Vangsness @rickdunkle #ericamesser
- Photo by CM_SetReport
Big read through today. - Joe Mantegna
Time for #criminalminds EP10x03 Day 1 of 8 but the set is on lockdown. What does @sleewatson have in store for us?
- Photo by CM_SetReport 
Got to view a beautiful Sunrise & Sunset yesterday making for a long yet very
interesting day. - Photo by John Hatchitt
Shemar & TG didn't show today so we had to fill in.#lifeisroughsometimes - Photo by John Hatchitt
@GUBLERNATION and I trying to keep cool on set. Unfortunately, even the breeze was warm. - Photo by AJ Cook
This is so weird, every time I run to the restroom and look up I see this.
Starting to creep me out... - Photo by John Hatchitt
Doing an interview after the read through for EP 10.3 - Photo by Joe Mantegna
Just in case anyone is looking for the hottest screen saver out !!!! I got it..
- Photo by John Hatchitt
Our Special Effects crew [Andre, Tom and day helper]. They don't get the credit they deserve. The best! #rainexolosionsgunfirecarwrecks
- Photo by Harry Bring 
Our script supervisor @PamLeonte doing what she does best.#takingpicsofdeadanimals
- Photo by John Hatchitt 
My new coffee table at work. - Photo by Harry Bring
My quiet place in between takes. #oneofthosedays - Photo by AJ Cook
New stuff from American Girl! - Photo by Harry Bring
Ava doing Garcia's job. - Photo by Harry Bring
Ava ran the slate for one take. - Photo by Harry Bring
And then Ava directed one take. - Photo by Harry Bring
Happy Birthday to me! Look at my beautiful orchid. Thank you Lana and Dalia for
making my day! xxxxxx - Photo by Linda De Andrea
And we are off an running on this beautiful SoCal morning. - Photo by John Hatchitt
My gifts are growing!!! Yay! - Photo by Linda De Andrea
Another Ava pic from yesterday. - Photo by Harry Bring
Making magic happen on the set of #criminalminds EP#10x03 Day 6 of 8 - Photo by CM_SetReport
Yay! - Photo by Linda De Andrea
This is Pete & Phil, two of our local electricians. Rude lil bastards right !!! #monkeyswithclotheson.
- Photo by John Hatchitt

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 10 - 10 Questions with Composers Marc & Steffan Fantini - SpoilerTV

Marc [left] and Steffan [right] Fantini with their partner Scott Gordon [center]
by Jimmy Ryan

CBS's Criminal Minds is returning for a tenth season this fall. I was given the opportunity to ask two of the series' three composers a few questions about the series and their work. Brothers Marc and Steffan Fantini have been with the series since day one. They currently compose alongside Scott Gordon who completes the trio, who have also collaborated on 'Army Wives' and Criminal Minds' spinoff, 'Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior'.

I put 10 questions to the brothers, and as with their work, they divided and conquered, answering 5 each.

1. Criminal Minds is entering its tenth season this fall and has notched up over 200 episodes. How has your scoring matured as the series has aged?

Steffan: Hopefully we have grown as story tellers musically. We have been told that our music is a big character of the show which is very humbling and also very exciting. I think we constantly want to push the envelope musically and I think the producers and everyone else involved encourage that very much. We try to never repeat ourselves and the mandate is to make each episode a one hour feature film at the highest level possible. We are constantly looking for and creating different sounds, themes and textures which are unique to each episode. I think one of the many reasons Criminal Minds does so well is that the audience can tune into an episode in any season and they will be pulled in to this feature film type show without ever having had to see a previous episode.

2. By nature, the series is pretty dark, and the humor is sparse. Does that sort of material suit your preference, or do you look forward to the light hearted, less serious parts of the series?

Steffan: First and foremost we are all fans of the show. We enjoy all aspects whether it be the dark and scary, the emotional, the suspenseful or the humorous moments. Musically, we enjoy the variety and as the show has progressed, we get to explore these characters outside of their jobs at the BAU which is quite fascinating and allows for some cool opportunities musically. Every unsub or criminal has a different feel and attitude and so does the music which accompanies them.

As for the humorous, it's a fine line and often a challenge as the show is quite dark as you correctly point out. We can only go so far comedically or it gets silly and pulls you too far from the drama. Over the years, we have found that balance musically so the show can morph from terror to emotional to humor then back to suspense very naturally.

3. What are the sources of inspiration you call on when composing for the series? Are there any fellow composers, TV series or movies that you admire for their scores?

Steffan: Generally I look to feature films for...

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Monday, July 28, 2014

CRIMINAL MINDS Season 10 - TVLine Matt's Inside Line: Scoop - SPOILERS!

Q: Any scoop on Criminal Minds? –Brandon
A: This just in: Dexter alum C.S. Lee will guest-star in this season's second episode as a high school English teacher with a deadly...

Q: Any stuff coming up for Spencer Reid on Criminal Minds?- DD
A: The season-ending shooting will have affected both Reid and Garcia more than either of them let on in the Oct. 1 premiere. But over the course of the...

To Read Full Answers: TVLine.com