In late 2013 and early 2014 the production filmed here in Vancouver. Lots of on location scenes were done, and despite the studio treating it like it was 12 Years A Slave or Slumdog Millionaire with an absurd amount of security focused solely on trying to block people from watching them shoot IN PUBLIC LOCATIONS... some photos still managed to get taken from time to time.
Here is a new set. Along with my past blog post here.
In this set, we see a few scenes being shot.
First there was a short shoot one morning that had a scene where Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey was driving thru Stanley Park. There was almost nothing to this scene, but I shot a couple pic sof the car driving by.
Later they moved to a location in Gastown to shoot 2 different scenes.
First scene had Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele standing in the pouring rain while Christians driver, played by Max Martini drives away after dropping her off. The production learned a valuable lesson about filming in this area, as 1 of the residents in the building next door did his best to disrupt filming. There is a lot of people in the area who live with a variety of mental disabilities and at least once or twice a year I see 1 or 2 of them get angry at film sets for being there and do a lot to try & disrupt them. Eventually they managed to get the scene completed.
Later they did another scene, this one saw Christian escorting Anastasia out of a building and showing her a gift he got her. Another actor was also in the scene off to the side, out I never found out who it was... hes pictured below if anyone knows, feel free to let me know.
They shot a scene where Ana is out running. It was a short & quick scene. Maybe did 5 or 6 takes total & they were gone...and that would be the last I would see of the 50 Shades cast till they came back for re-shoots.