THIS BLOG POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR AN EPISODE OF SUPERNATURAL SEASON 9 (POSSIBLY EP 9 OR 10). If you do not wish to view or read spoilers about the show, do not continue reading or viewing the photos below.
Yesterday the cast & crew of the hit CW sci-fi/drama "Supernatural" were at work in a familiar location to them, the Astoria Hotel in East Vancouver. They have used this place more than once over the years & were back there filming a variety of scenes yesterday.
Early in the day they did interior scenes at the hotel that had Jared & Jensen in their typical FBI suits. What was unexpected was that they were also there with another show regular, Misha Collins....who also was suited up.
Has out fallen angel joined the group? Or was this a 1 off situation? Well, it will clearly take us a few weeks to find out. When I saw Misha leaving the set I was quite unprepared for it & thus, wasnt exactly ready for him & hastily tried to get a couple photos of the suit covered Castiel. When they left for lunch, I got a few better pics of him as he & Jensen left together. Absent from the carload was Jared, who I saw driving by me a couple minutes later with his wife (guess she came by to pick him up for lunch?) Genevieve.
I too left. I came back later to see scenes being prepped in an alley behind the Astoria. On the film notice it said "two actors..." and I just assumed Jensen & Jared would be there.
Instead, I got the surprise of Jared being there, but not with Jensen, but with Curtis Armstrong, aka... Metatron.
The body language of Jared in the scenes suggested to me this was a conversation between Metatron & Ezekiel, and not Sam.
Not much to report on the scene. The dialogue seemed to be lengthy, but I clearly had no clue what was being said as you can tell by my shot of how far away I was. Which is also the explanation for why many of the photos look terribly grainy since I was about a block & 1/2 away.
When filming was done, the boys driver drove down the alley, with Jared in the passengers seat. When they got to the end of the alley, the vehicle stopped about 15 feet short of the 3 girls, me and another very passionate fan who had a bike that I am sure some of you have seen. Jared got out of the truck, and came & met with the girls and got his photo on the mans bike. As he passed by me, he gave me a quick playful jab in the ribs & said "I thought you'd be sick of us by now" before he moved on to getting his photo taken with the girls.
Then he asked his driver to take his photo on the bike...which of course, any of you with twitter have since seen in this post.
After that, we congratulated him on his recent accomplishment of a million twitter followers, he said thanks, and was on his way.
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Odd, catching Supernatural 4 times in 1 week. When I say odd, what I mean to say is, it has NEVER happened to me previously.
The last catch up of the season 9 filming for that week in early August happened under the Burrard Bridge.
The scene was guarded with the type of security I expect Barack Obama to have. Even up on the PUBLIC bridge walk way, there was PA's there, and while none of them ever told me to move along or that I couldnt take photos, they certainly had the look of "dont do it" on their faces & body language. Every trail & road leading down there also had a PA.... more or less.
While it took me a good 10+ minutes of walking a 2 block circumference around the well guarded set, I finally found 1 path they werent stalking for passer bys. While there was very little you could see from the ledge of bushes & trees between me & the set, there was just enough that I could catch a few moments of them filming a scene. My 6'0 height finally came in use for something. If I were 5'10 or 6'2, I likely wouldn't have even noticed the small break in the trees as I walked by, being just at eye level & on a downward slope to the set, it was quite literally less than a couple inches in space & every time a bit of a breeze rolled in, branches impeded my view. Sure, there were more open spots along the path, but standing there would have been in plain sight of the several PAs that were roaming the area. So this short little patch was really the only spot to see anything and not have them see me.
Jensen Ackles & Jared Padalecki (Dean & Sam Winchester) did scenes for the season 9 episode with an actor who I am not immediately familiar with. They seemed to be working with, or at least following the lead of this other actor to wherever.
Earlier in the day, fans saw them do scenes where they were getting out of The Impala. I missed those ones. But got a few pics from this set.
Supernatural season 9 premieres Tuesday October 8, 2013 at 9 PM/8(central) on The CW.
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Its always a good thing when filming is so close to you that you can sit on your porch & shoot the scene.... now only if I had a better camera eh?
Supernatural filmed less than 500 feet from my door recently for a scene in season 9. It was the 2nd set I found from that day for the show. Earlier I caught Castiel doing a scene in Chinatown
In this scene, we see Sam & Dean (Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles) leave a corner store (I thought it was dressed up as a pharmacy at the time...till I saw a close up of the inside... btw - this is at least the 2nd time they have used this location.... its also the store from Appointment In Samarra... but has closed down & been renovated since then) with some goodies (maybe some pie?) and head towards an alley. When they get there, they are confronted by a man. I couldnt see that scene, but the film notice told me what was going to happen.
In between takes, both actors took the time to wave & acknowledge a group of kids from the neighbourhood that were out there watching them film their scenes. Later, the group, along with me, moved to the next street over to watch from the backside of where they were filming. In between takes, Jensen came out a couple times & was playing around on 1 take, showing off his boxing skills with his bodyguard. In a rare moment (at least in my many experiences) he noticed the group standing watching him, even pointing them out to the guard, and went back to goofing off & being animated in whatever story he was explaining to his bodyguard. Usually I find Jensen tends to try & avoid being at the other end of a camera when hes on set.
Jared spent most of the time (from the times I was able to really see them closer up) in the alley. Thus why I didn't really get any shots of him except when he was right on set filming. But I will have another set of the boys from a couple days later coming up in the next week or 2, more Jareds (and crisper photos..since they were in the daytime) in that set.
Supernatural moves to Tuesday nights this year on The CW starting October 8, 2013.
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With so many productions in Vancouver this year, it seems like I just don't spend much time on SPN this year, but its not true. They just simply havent been around as much where I am willing to go to.
But with the film notice I got a week earlier stating they were going to film about 200 feet from my door, I knew they would be in my area that day...and sure enough they were.
After finding the set the night before at our old Vancouver Police Department HQ & missing both the Winchesters & Castiel in different scenes, I caught them out the next day.
First up, I found Castiel (Misha Collins) looking quite un-Cas like. As some of you already know from reading a blog from another local set bloggers report
, Castiel was recently seen sneaking into a Laundromat. He has shed his trademark trenchcoat (at the cleaners?) & is now adapting to being a human after last years finale which saw all the angels fall to earth.
This particular day I found Cas roaming the streets of a Michigan city Chinatown area. Two things that caught my interest in the scene.
1st - seems human Cas now notices girls. He does a double take in the scene of a busty actress who does a walk by before he continues on his walk.
The 2nd scene - one that I tweeted about & many of you loved enough to make it probably my most retweeted post ever (certainly in a long time) as 300+ retweets & 150+ Favorites in less than 48 hours, was a scene where he gives change to a woman sitting on the ground with a cup.
Even down & out and probably broke, the fallen Angel decides to give what little money he probably had to a stranger on the street. This could be an interesting plot twist to the fallen angel storyline, will they learn anything by being humans? We have seen in earlier seasons, some of the angels saw human beings as annoyances. Will they learn compasion or empathy for us now that they see what we have to endure daily?
Of course, we wont know if/when the Winchesters will cross paths with their friend, but for now, it seems Castiel is all by himself.
The day prior he did scenes that consisted of him looking in garbage (probably for food?) behind a restaurant, and hiding between two garbage cans in the rain. Looks like tough times for the man who used to get places by simply thinking about it.
I will have another set, this one of the Winchester boys doing their thing in a night scene soon.
Last month, I came across the set of the most popular show the CW has ever had. Supernatural.
Now in season 9, the multi-time People Choice Award winning show was filming in New Westminster, BC in a lot beside the Canada Games Pool.
On set, the Impala, Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester & frequent Vancouver show director Guy Norman Bee.
Of course Jensen Ackles & Jared Padalecki were doing scenes where they were "investigating" something unusual. This time, it looks like it attracted the army or special forces of some type. I really didnt see too much, the only scenes I saw were the Winchester arriving, getting out of Baby & walking over to the scene, of course strolling right past some cop who apparently knows less than a LARPer about how FBI credentials should look.
I managed to get a few good photos of them before I took off. One of my favorite is a pic of Guy Bee talking to Jensen Ackles. I fould it funny, because this past year Guy finished 2nd in my Best Of TV Awards voting for Best Director. The man who meat him? Jensen Ackles. So maybe Guy was asking him for tips. Ok, probably not. So, here are my 1st on location set of pics this year from Supernatural.... there will be more to come throughout this season. Feel free to check out my past sets
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(previous seasons) http://canadagraphs.weebly.com/1/category/supernatural/1.html Since this is a new season.,...... good time to remind my regulars, and any new readers.
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Season 7 - I had to file 21 DMCA complaints
Season 8 - it was down to 11.
Lets try for 0 this year.
This past weekend, the largest promotional event for TV, movies & animation happened in San Diego.
Comic-Con took place from Wednesday night thru Sunday evening, as thousands of people went to San Diego to see new promotional materials of their fave shows, movies & comic franchises. Of course, they also went for the stars. Comic-Con has become a promotional tool, and that means bringing your biggest stars to promote your product.
After an epicly horrid year last year for Vancouver shot shows (mainly because SDCC was earlier than years prior & a later than usual start for a couple shows) there was very little in the way of seeing the Vancouver based shows & movies going to, or returning from the big event.
This year however, it was the opposite. Every show, wit the exception of 2, that were at SDCC had some or all of their cast that attended go through Vancouver Airport to get to SDCC.
Supernatural sent off 4 of their most notable cast. Misha Collins, who plays angel Castiel, and Mark Sheppard who plays the king of hell Crowley, both went to the event. While we didnt see them going to or coming back, we did catch the shows 2 largest stars returning.
Jensen Ackles (aka - Dean Winchester) was the 1st to return, and took the unfamiliar route of coming down "the row" a long railed off area that most celebs take to get out of the airport. This was possibly the 1st time I can remember him going this way, and clearly if it werent for him having to find his driver that he gets on the Comic-Con dime he likely wouldnt have gone that way.
Jensen stopped to sign for everyone there & was in a really good mood. Certainly better mood than last time I saw him when he refused to sign for me because as he put it I was "on the bucket list" (yes, thats the list I was on apparently) for angering Jim Beaver by breaking his return scoop allegedly (I was contacted by someone from SPN about that blog post saying they were displeased with me posting it.). But new season & the responsiblity of being a dad now, all is forgotten on that 1 off encounter last year, as I expected would be the case. We said we heard about Jareds baby announcement and he replied "ah, oh, thats out there?". I congratulated him on his new child, he thanked us all for the congrats & went on his way.
About 5 minutes later (oh the joys of a camera that records the time the pics were shot eh?), Jared Padalecki (aka - Sam Winchester) strolled thru. Like Jensen, there was some baby news of his own to congratulate him on since the last time I saw him last season. His wife Genevieve & him had announced during SDCC they were expecting their 2nd child soon. I recall seeing Jared for the 1st time after his 1st child & he was pretty overjoyed at the whole thing. He glowed with that same excitement talking about the 2nd one. I also wished him a happy belated birthday & he thanked me for that too. He then went on his way to find his driver.
As he was leaving, he saw us getting autographs from Colton Haynes from Arrow & was peering over out shoulders to see who we were getting.
A little while later we also saw Lucifer coming into town...but that isn't because Mark Pellegrino is here to resurrect the role, he is on the Vancouver shot "Tomorrow People". As well, saw Jim Michaels returning
At Comic-Con several things were announced for the show. Most notably.
- Felicia Day will be back this season to play her character Charlie, the geeky lesbian "little sister" type the Winchesters have crossed paths with a few times the last couple seasons.
- Jim Beaver (this time without trying to sneak in & out for his work) will return this season, but apparently there will be something different about his return.
- A Supernatural spin-off is being discussed. Will it be Castiel? Or Garth? Or Charlie? Its really the only options I can see, unless they did a back story of Bobby?
Here are photos of Jensen & Jared returning from SDCC.
As I told you when I posted the last video in this blog, I had more video from that day. One of Jensen driving backwards.
Well, it got forgotten about for awhile. Thill this week, when I have been sick & at home . Boredom finally set in & I started sorting, and cataloguing some old stuff & found ths video still in my "to
Heres a short video of Jensen Ackles driving The Impala backwards down Hornby Street with Jared Padalecki as a passenger to get ready for another take.
This was taken the day they were filming at the Murray Hotel for the scene where they run in there to try & find someone (Meg) before Castiel does.
You really would think they would have a crew member do that.
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A few weeks ago I saw a tweet from a former regular on Supernatural saying he had a Pilot to shoot in Washington state.
Unforutnateiy, I have learned not to trust tweets from SPN cast. Jim Beaver last year with his abominable snowman movie, Madison McLoughlin just recently, and even in person I have had guest stars claim they werent here for Supernatural.... so when I saw a tweet from Jim Beaver saying he was filming in Washington State for a pilot I could find no info on anywhere, I just knew what was coming.
Sure enough, he arrived in town & was more than shocked to see me there along with his driver waiting for him. After a moment of "Oh crap, the secret is out" look on his face, he asked me not to tell anyone till after the ep. I told him "I'll hold off till the CW promos it". He said "they wont, its supposed to be a suprise for the fans".
Well, like everything the CW has ever done, they got it wrong. Instead of a big shocker for the fans next week...they sure enough showed the ever so breifest clip of Bobby Singer in this weeks promo ad for next weeks episode 819 "Taxi Driver". While most may have missed it, the small percentage of fans who didnt have already started tweeting about it & ruining the big reveal.
Heres the 1 pic I took of Jim Beaver as he arrived (with his permission).
So now that the cats out of the bag.... Get ready for the return of Bobby Singer!
Jim Beaver arrives in Vancouver in late February to film episode 819 of Supernatural
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A couple weeks ago I found Supernatural filming in East Vancouver for episode 820.
Earlier in the afternoon they shot a scene at the Hastings Community Centre, subbing in for the "Shawnee County City Morgue" in Kansas. I didnt really get there in time for that shoot, but I was around for the evening shoot.
Sadly, getting an idea position wasnt easy & worst part was, the crew members who didnt even know it, but were at times cutting off the most ideal spots to take photos of.
In the scene I saw Jensen Ackles ( Dean Winchester ) is in his prized Impala with a mystery woman. I was told by some its Felicia Day, but I am not as convinced of this... even though it would make sense as how many other women would the Winchesters allow in the Impala & she had reddish hair.
Unfortunately, my photos from that night are quite grainy (I've read some whiners saying how my photos arent that good etc... well, if you want me to take better photos, tell the shows to quit shooting at night, or you can give me a lot nicer camera. Remember, taking photos IS NOT my job. I do this with a $500 camera, not a $5000 camera.) sodeciding if it is or isnt Felicia Day is beyond my abilities. Two different people have told me it is. One has said it isnt. I dont think it is either. Sooo, I dunno.
Anyways, I added a few photos of Jensen returning from the Peoples Choice Awards a couple months ago to offset the terribly grainy pics.
Recently I posted some photos of the Winchester Boys suited up & running around for a scene in episode 817, which will be on this Wednesday March 20th after the torturous Hellatus.
Well, here is some video of the same scene on 1 of the takes.
Jensen Ackles & Jared Padalecki (Dean & Sam Winchester) get out of their Impala and sprint into a hotel across the street for the scene.
I also have some video of Jensen (w/ Jared as passenger) driving the Impala in reverse down the street taking it back to the mark for the next take that I might post when I find the time.