→Production Filming Schedules
[http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20121002/entlife/710029967/ This interview] with producer [[Jim Michaels]] talks about him joining Supernatural in Season 4, and how long the shooting days were at that time. He said he put a stop to the really long days and said he allows nothing more than 14 hours now (which is still a very long day!) because people needed to have lives outside of work and it was unsafe for folks to drive home from work so tired.
Each episode is directed by a different person. The director generally
comes in a week before their episode is scheduled to begin shooting. They scout filming locations, meet with all the department heads to make choices on wardrobe, sets, props, special effects, stunts, etc. Then they have 8 filming days, and afterwards they have post-production where they work with the editor on putting the shots together into the finished product, and work with the music editor and video special effects folks. Some directors only work on a single episode, others might do 3-4 episodes over the course of a season.
==Filming Dates by Season==