I see people gearing up for setlock. And “SETLOCK” starts way before production team comes together for meetings and recce of locations. So, it’s not entirely related to the actual ‘set’ then.
Well, technically, setlock did refer to people watching the filming on sets (indoor/outdoor as the case may be), and then sending out that info into interwebs. Last year, the shoot started on March 18th. People still used the tags ‘spoilers’, ‘series 3 spoilers’, ‘sherlock spoilers’ etc so that people who didn’t want to know anything could blacklist the tags. On twitter, @Ruther2 used the #setlock for the first time to tag all such information coming out from audience present on the set on March 25th. So much so that even the newspapers reported the phenomenon, Benedict once asked the viewers on set if they got location info from #setlock. That was picked up very quickly. Later on, any info from any source regarding series 3 was tagged as #setlock. This also made blacklisting easy. Now it refers to any new information, any kind of fan interaction with the cast and crew of Sherlock that results in speculations and/or solid information about the series is just…setlock!
I knew I could count on you for more info.
I have to admit though, this is getting to me. Yesterday alone, I read about 12 posts speculating the shooting dates of series 4 based on Benedict’s hair. #hairwatch [Tags are bemusing, and personally I got a shock when I saw his new haircut. There’s very little left. I had to concentrate on his suit. Spectacular! Sorry, I am getting side tracked].
I thought setlock meant info from set as shoot progresses. But now that I have your info in toe, I’ll be able to read and go in depth. I might find some interesting details about the shooting process. mid0nz and 221beemine have had me hooked to camera and production workings. I am watching Hindi movies with the ‘eyes’ I gained from reading their posts. And then there’s you. Your timeline posts are meticulously detailed! Let me tell you, I never believe it when you tag it all as thought dump. Because it’s never is.
I am excited because setlock means you folks are going to tap into new territories and come up with brilliant posts. True Indian in me is over the moon at the prospect of free classes in movie making and subtext reading!
Now that you’ve talked about camera, I think this time people will be more keen to understand the making-of process as it happens. It’s really astounding. And when you are glued to twitter for any scrap of info, you realize how tedious it could get for both the cast/crew and the on-set watchers. *forever grateful to them*