Once Upon A Time actresses Jennifer Morrison, Meghan Ory and Lana Parrilla meet the fans on the set of episode 121 in Steveston
In the last few years, I have found a lot of bad sets, sets where the crew angrily tries to prevent people, regardless if fans or professionals, from being near the set or the cast. However, I have also come across some amazing sets. Perhaps the nicest of them all... ABC's Once Upon A Time.
As the season wound down, and I grew into more of a fan of the show, I was more eager to find them filming. Sadly, they really only have 4 or 5 regular locations, and the only 1 I am familiar with getting to is their location in Steveston, which fills in for part of downtown Storybrooke, Maine.
The show was out in Steveston to film episode 121 awhile ago, and with a friend from Japan in town who wanted to meet some of the stars, I went out there, even though there was little from an autograph standpoint I needed.
As it turns out, it was 1 of the best decisions I made. My previous jaunts out to Steveston had nabbed me 1 or 2 cast here, a couple more I would see there, but this trip? Almost everyone was there. Between the daytime & nighttime shoots, I saw most or all of the Dwarves, Ruby, Granny, Dr. Hopper, Mr. Gold, Henry, Emma, David, Mary & Regina out there.
I managed to get autographs from most everyone I needed as well. Included in that was the biggest 1 I had yet to get, Meghan Ory. Twice I had gone out there hoping to run into her but missed her. This time though, she walked right by the car I was sitting in & was more than happy to accomodate the requests asked of her by the dozen or so fans & professionals hanging around. In what is still 1 of the funnier moments for me, 1 of the professionals, who isnt familiar with the show (and showed it) displayed a Lana Parrilla photo to Meghan to sign, as you can see, Meghan seemed as shocked as I was at his ability to mix the two up. But she was still a good sport and signed everything for him after he realized his mistake.
I wasnt really in need of Jennifer Morrison or Lana Parrila, as I have gotten both of them multiple times throughout the year, but still took a few pics f them interacting wit the fans. Such a class cast this show has.
Below is some photos of the ladies on the show, interacting with the fans. Coming soon, the men of the show doing the same.... AND LATER THIS WEEK SOME SPOILER PICS OF A COUPLE SCENES BEING SHOT FOR 121.
I will add links to this blog later of the other episode 121 blogs as I post them.
They are BACK - Twilight super couple Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart return to Vancouver with Ashley Greene and Michael Sheel for Twilight Breaking Dawn 2 re-shoots
Seems like forever ago. It has been so long since my last Twilight cast themed blog I actually had to look it up. June 26th, 2011. Seems longer than that. To be honest, when they were here last time there was such a lack of interest... I really was certain the fad was dead & buried. Seems however, the fad isnt completely buried yet. The 150 new twitter followers I gained in 24 hrs upon relaying the info that they were back here in Vancouver to do Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn II re-shoots can attest to that.
The cast of the most successful movie franchise in Vancouver's history returned for another short re-shoot this week.
It appears there are 4 main cast members rolling around the Lower Mainland for this re-shoot.
Robert Pattinson is back to be Edward Cullen for 4 more days. His arrival was marked by about 10 or so people waiting for him. He speedwalked thru the calm & casual crowd of professional paps, autograph hounds & a couple casual fans to his waiting SUV while his over enthusiastic bodyguard Dean cleared a path for him. The Rob that most of us came to know back during New Moon who was casual, laid back & generally willing to stop and interact if you were that close to him is long gone of course, and now a zipping jaunt past the crowd is all you can expect when he is on Summits watch. If you manage to find him out and about, results usually are better, but as long as Summit is pulling his chain, he puts on this miserable fan-unfriendly demeanour.
About an hour later, his girlfriend rolled thru with Michael Sheen. Kristen Stewart returns to be Bella, and nothing has changed with her. The generally miserable and anti-social anti-hero did her typical scurry thru the dozen or so people waiting. Like Rob, her attitude actually has become worse since the days of New Moon. Her demeanour went from "terrible" to "not bad" during New Moon, but then she left for a few months to do a Joan Jet movie, and returned as the most miserable person on the planet, and shes never goShe too got into an SUV and was soon off to her lovenest to meet up with the man who she hooked up with in the very hotel their romance seemingly started in.
Michael Sheen (who I did see breifly, but did not have a chance to get any pics) arrived with KStew to resurrect his role of Aro. He DID stop & signed for those who opted to go over & wait for him in the terminal while Kristen snuck out a side door.
Later in the night (actually early Monday) Ashley Greene would return to be Alice Cullen 1 last time. Ms. Greene was turning into a bit of a anti-social grump when she was here for the original Breaking Dawn shoot. Like Robert, she started off her time in Vancouver, pleasant and approachable, but soured during her long breaks in L.A. However, seems a few months away from the limelight has eased her ego some, as she was pleasant, willing to sign autographs again & all smiles on her return.
Obviously, not being a fan of the movies, I am eagerly anticipating the day this franchise is done here. We have NEVER had a movie (let alone a group of them) here that has been so miserable, anti-fan, anti-interactive and all around hostile.
Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn II re-shoots are scheduled from pril 30th to May 3rd. So any sightings of the stars are likely to be few, if any. Below is a few pics from Rob, Kristen & Ashley on their return.
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Once Upon A Time cast off set. Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Carlyle, Josh Dallas, Eion Bailey, Jessy Schram and Lee Arenberg
Its been awhile since I did a Once Upon A Time blog...and I have a LOT of blog material to burn thru.
I will have some pics from the set for episodes 121 & 122 in the next couple weeks, but I thought I would start off with some pics of the cast out & about, away from the set.
They include some shots of Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan), Robert Carlyle (Mr. Gold/ Rumplestiltskin), Josh Dallas (David Nolan/Prince Charming) & Ginnifer Goodwin (Mary Margaret Blanchard/Snow White) returning from various promotional events in L.A.
Theres some pics of Lee Arenberg (Leroy/Grumpy), Josh Dallas, Ginnifer Goodwin & Eion Bailey (August W. Booth?The Stranger) on the streets of Vancouver.
Even a couple bonus pics of Cinderella, Jessy Schram as she was coming into town to film another project she has a role on, Falling Skies.
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On February 14, 2012 I shot a set for Fringe. It was episode 18. At the time, I was sure I would see several more Fringe sets to shoot...and while I did come across 3 more sets after this, I never had an opportunity (or desire) to shoot them. I naively believed I had more chances coming...those chances never arose.
So this set of photos, could possibly be the LAST SET of photos I might have from Fringe EVER.
Now personally, I want the show to come back obviously. It is my favorite Vancouver shot series. Ontop of that, the crew during their 3 years here, has been mostly all class with lookie-loos, fans & professionals alike viewing their work.
Do I expect it to be back? YES. This isnt a "Yes, because I want it to" this is a "yes, because FOX & WB will reach an understanding that makes it possible" feeling. It will only be a 13 episode season. I am not naive enough to think they are rolling out a full season order. I also expect FOX to be VERY up front with the shows creators, crew, cast & fans that this will be it, there will be no season 6. But they will give them a 1/2 season to give the show a real send off, a real definitive ending that will resolve as many questions as they can. FOX is getting a lot of flack from fans that they are "screwing over" Fringe repeatedly. I can see the reasoning for this logic, but in reality, I think the people in charge at FOX have actually tried to keep it alive as long as it can.
Truth is Fringe is a thinking mans shows. Its a show you have to pay attention to & has many moving parts. Unfortunately, society doesnt want that from television usually. It is more happy with brainless reality shows. Lets face it, even those of you who watch shows like American Idol or Dancing With the stars will admit, its braindead tv. There is nothing to it, its fluff entertainment. Sadly, this is what sells.
I think its been to FOX's credit they have given Fringe 4 (probably 5) seasons despite lowering ratings. Someone at FOX obviously understands the quality vs quantity dilemma & is willing to back it, despite it being an obvious cash strain.
Getting back on track here... this is the last set of "new" photos I might have if worse case scenario happens & FOX pulls the plug.
I posted a few other photos from this set in this blog post http://canadagraphs.weebly.com/1/post/2012/04/fringe-shooting-a-few-scenes-with-walter-peter-olivia-astringenterr-i-mean-astrid.html of multiple cast photos. This blog is for individual shots..... so enjoy.
Another Fringe set featuring in order....
Jasika Nicole - "Astrid Farnsworth"
Anna Torv - "Olivia Dunham"
John Noble - "Walter Bishop"
Joshua Jackson "Peter Bishop"
and a couple bonus shots of the Waltermobile.
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The last Fringe set I stumbled across in season 4 (and dare I say... if FOX does the unspeakable..the last set I'll ever see) was back in February & judging by the time compared to the last shoot I saw (only a few days prior) this should be for episode 418, which airs TONIGHT!
This was a major moment for myself. I had photographed Olivia, Lincoln, Peter, Walter, Broyles, Nina & even a couple of their alt-world versions... but I had never photographed Astro... sorry, I mean Asterisk, till this day.
For the 1st time in my experiences, Jasika Nicole was on set shooting. I had met Jasika a couple times in the past, once on set where she was in fact not working but just passing by, and a couple times at the airport. But this was the 1st time i had seen her working on Fringe.
Also kind of fitting (if this IS my last Fringe set) that they had the whole main gang together for it. Walter, Peter, Olivia & Asirin, all together for once.
There wasnt a lot to the scene I can really tell you other than Olivia & Peter come walking from 1 direction, while Walter & Asteroid come from his car & meet them in the middle. They then converse a bit, and head inside a building.
Below are some of the photos I took that day where 2 or more cast were in 1 shot.. A few Peter & Olivia shots. Walter & Ostrich shots. Peter, Walter & Ashram shots. As well as the whole group in 1 frame, Peter, Walter, Olivia & Claire.
I will post more photos from this days shoot later. Those will be solo shots of Olivia, Walter, Peter & ASTRID.
1 last set of photos from Fringe episode 417 - 2 Lincoln Lees and 1 Fauxlivia - Seth Gabel and Anna Torv
The day after the dramatic scene where Alt-Lincoln is killed (and I didnt even know it at the time) in episode 417 of Fringe that I posted about earlier this week (http://canadagraphs.weebly.com/1/post/2012/04/fringe-filming-episode-417-everything-in-its-place-pics-of-fauxlivia-lincoln-guest-cast.html ), I found the Fringe shoot again. This time a 2 minute walk from my house. They were filming scenes that were shown earlier in the episode, before Alt-Lincoln was fatally shot by a sniper.
The scenes involved Fauxlivia & both Lincolns outside a church (played by St. James Anglican Church) as they were going inside to investigate the Fringe event. It was a short scene, but it was important for moving along the storyline, as it showed our world Lincolns growing fascination & interest for Fauxlivia.
Another thing. Many times I take pics that dont get posted. A LOT of those is the background design & art work done stuff. So today, here is a little shout out to the art team & set designers who do a terrific job on the show. I start off with a couple photos from their handiwork of the fake walls, quarantine poster & the quarantine barriers (which actually weigh very little & arent made out of cement... but look like real barriers even up close).
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So here are some more pics from the filming I saw for Ep 417. For those who already saw the other set of Fauxlivia shots with her big machine gun ( http://canadagraphs.weebly.com/1/post/2012/04/fringe-filming-episode-417-everything-in-its-right-place-fauxlivia-with-a-big-gun.html ) here is a few other photos from the scene they shot.
The scene seems to start with both Lincolns & Fauxlivia getting a prisoner into a Fringe Dept transportation vehicle in the Alt-universe. Before they have a chance to do this however, some gunfire takes place, Alt-Lincoln protects the "prisoner" while Olivia & our world Lincoln engage in firing back at the mystery person(s).
Fauxlivia ges running to grab a big machine gun while Lincoln covers her. I really wish my camera picked up the smaller details, because I took pics of Lincoln firing off several shots in a row & although they were blanks, there was still smoke/something that comes off the gun as they shoot. Sadly, my camera didnt pick up these details... or the 10+ shots I took during the 10 or so shots he took were perfectly timed to miss them all.
Below is pics from various stages of the filming. Not neccesarily int he order the scene was shot.... as well, a few candid photos of Seth & Anna on breaks.
I apologize for some of them not being crisp & clear, lighting on this day was terrible for those of us having to stand back & shoot...even though it was daylight.
This episode of Fringe airs Friday April, 6, 2012 at 9 PM on FOX.
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Back in February I ran across the Fringe set 3 times in about 5 days. The 1st unit was this scene shot across the street from Victory Square (which Fringe has used before) for a scene that consisted of a shoot out between Fringe Division in the Alt-world & a sniper(s) on a rooftop.
The coolest part of this scene was when FauxLivia (Anna Torv) went running by Lincoln to grab a massive machine gun to use in defending themselves from themselves from the attack.
While I did manage lots of photos of her with the gun, many of them were so poor because of the lighting set ups. Even in mid-day, a lot of the shots I took were pretty grainy because of the angles their production had equipment at. below is some of the better ones I managed.
There will be more photos from this set coming up in my next blog post
This episode of Fringe airs Friday, April 6th,2012 @ 9 PM on FOX.
REMINDER - Do not post photos on your site/blog/tumblr page etc without properly linking the article and DO NOT remove the tags. Seemed to be a little rash of Fringe fans/sites doing this recently. If you want them untagged, they are for sale... as are autographs in the gallery on the left side.
Better late than never, right?
Sorry Glee fans, sometimes things dont get posted immedately & eventually get buried under new, fresh stuff.
Such is the case with the pics of Cory Monteith I took in May, 2011 while he was in Vancouver with his band Bonnie Dune.
Happy to say Cory was a great guy. He stopped & took photos & signed for all the fans there. Even with some of us, clearly not being Glee fans, he didnt discriminate & signed willingly & signed lots. Good Canadian Kid. Hope big things for him.
So, here they are.... only 10 months later....
This past summer, I was in Toronto at the Toronto International Film Festival. The list of celebs I planned to find was long, and it included a girl that was getting big hype for her role in a movie that was going to be released in 2012, The Hunger Games. That girl - Jennifer Lawrence. However, Ms. Lawrence cancelled her appearance...and thus my 1st effort to meet any of the cast from the movie was thwarted.
Fast forward about 2 1/2 months & I am at the airport 1 night for someone, and am told by a buddy "hey, will you help me with someone when they come in, I assure you have nothing for him". Ok, seems reasonable enough.
Eventually, a very fit blonde actor strolled thru, it was another cast member from The Hunger Games, Alexander Ludwig.
Ludwig plays Cato in the series. He is a vampire who sparkles in the sunligh.... wait, I am getting my phenomenons mixed up. Cato is actually a physically strong, fearsome and possibly crazy competitor who Katniss eventually kills.
These shots were from back in November, 2011 before the hype machine had really started to peak. He was friendly, accomodating & happy to be noticed it seemed. Alex was returning from his schooling in USC for a break to see his family & friends before returning to finish his studies in theatre.
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.