Arrow shoots night scenes for episode 313 titled "CANARIES" with a Guest Star, Colton Haynes aaaand STEPHEN AMELL
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It has been QUITE AWHILE since the last time I caught Arrow out shooting anywhere. In fact, the 1st episode of the season, is the last time I have seen them actually filming. I've been to a few sets, but none that were outside.
Earlier this month I ran into The CW hit vigilante action show "Arrow" downtown shooting a couple of scenes for episode 313, titled "Canaries".
I planned on eventually doing these blogs over the holidays, however...after the shocking finale to episode 309 "The Climb" for the mid-season finale, I felt a need to rush this particular set out fast.
A scene was shot on a rooftop of a "bad guy" (some of us at the set nicknamed him "knock off Jesse Pinkman".. if anyone knows the actors name, feel free to let me know so I can properly credit him.) getting chased by 2 men in costumes. Colton Haynes and his stunt guy Curtis Bracconier were dressed as the Roy Harper alias Arsenal, along with ANOTHER masked vigilante..... STEPHEN AMELL and his stunt man Simon Burnett as the Oliver Queen alias ARROW.
We all knew that Oliver Queen would some how survive his fall off the mountain top. The bigger question though was....how long would he be "missing"? Some internet sites have suggested the show would be Amellless for up to 4 episodes, while others suggest it will be just 1 episode.
Well, unless Roy Harper is hallucinating his mentor running along side him. It appears Arrow is back in Starling City by episode 313 or sooner.
After the shooting wrapped. I had a chance to meet Stephen again, and he apologized to the several fans waiting out there for not coming down on his lunch break. He said "my wardrobe had a bit of a spoiler on it..." which instantly made me go home and look at my pics. Only immediate difference I could see is what appears to be 6 spots on his shoulder that are in the shape of an arrow funny enough...but I THINK they are some type of arrows, or arrow heads? In any case.... looks like someone gave Oliver a Christmas present.
Of course, the change to his outfit wasn't the big shocker from this. That is OF COURSE the fact that at least in some way shape or form in episode 313, if not sooner, we will see The Arrow back in Starling City.
Arrow is currently up for several awards in our year end Best Of TV Awards going on right now. You can vote HERE.
Arrow will return from its holiday hiatus January on The CW in the U.S. & CTV in Canada.
Arrow films scenes for the season 3 premiere with Stephen Amell, Caity Lotz, Peter Stormare and the stunt team
Season 3 of Arrow begins this upcoming week. After 2 roller coaster season finales, its going to be interesting to see how the people of Starling City can be traumatized even more in season 3.
I caught up with the cast of Arrow shooting some scenes in the first week of their schedule. There was a couple scenes I saw that day which included a little Olicity time, as well as the new Chief Of Police Quentin Lance talking to media while his daughter & Oliver looked on. But this isnt about those scenes.
There was a night shoot that day. I wasnt expecting to see much of it, and frankly, after seeing what my photos looked like (I kept a couple REALLY crappy ones in there so you get an idea what 85% of my night shots tend to be), I should have went home early.
I stuck it out and manage to catch very small glimpses of some scenes shot on the roof of the Plaza Of Nations that entailed the stunt team as well as cast members Stephen Amell dressed like Arrow, Caity Lotz dressed like Black Canary and Peter Stormare as the new Count Vertigo (whether any others were up there....who knows... thats all I saw from my limited vantage point).
The only undeniable things I can say for sure is, Count Vertigo and Arrow have a pretty detailed fight on the roof that saw their stunt people partake in. As well, some VERY close up shots of Stephen. Lastly a short scene of Black Canary (Lotz/her stunt person?) coming in and swinging her staff around at seemingly nothing.
From where I was, about 250 ft away and another 30 ft below, there was not a lot I could see, and with the exception of the rare time I saw both the actors and their doubles within my line of view, I could only assume who was doing which scenes 1/2 the time with the exception of the fight scene which clearly looked like the stunt team, and the close up which was clearly Stephen.
So, here is the 1st night shoot shots I got this year from Arrow. I didnt label the photos specific since theres not a lot of them I am certain who it is in the photos. Some are Stephen, Caity and Peter, some are Simon Burnett, Atlin Mitchell and the stunt man for Peter.
Arrow debuts Wednesday October 8, 2014 on The CW in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
Photos of Colton Haynes & Bex Taylor-Klaus shooting scenes of episode 2x20 for Arrow titled "Seeing Red"
THIS POST CONTAINS MILD SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 220 "Seeing Red". If you do not want to read or view spoilers for this episode, do not continue.
Been awhile since I stumbled across an Arrow set.
In fact, before I had seen a late evening tweet from 1 of Vancouvers best sources of set info, YVRshoots on twitter, I had not come across a set for Arrow in about a month it seemed.
Despite it being a tad chilly, late & even raining a smidge, I opted to head to this set & was not disappointed from what I saw on 2 fronts.
First, I finally got autographs from former The Killing star & now Arrow star Bex Taylor-Klaus on some Arrow photos. I had not seen Bex since running into her while she filmed her 1st appearance on Arrow. It isn't till you see Bex on set, being hyper & energetic that you remember this girl is only 19 years old, barely in her 2nd year of TV acting, as her acting on both The Killing where she 1st gained attention & now on Arrow would suggest someone with more years in the industry. Wish I had a better camera, to have caught the photos of her playing around with the prop broken arrow, pretending to catch it infront her face like Malcolm Merlyn, or her using it as a baseball bat, perhaps envisioning herself playing for her hometown Atlanta Braves.
The other cool thing, was seeing scenes with Colton Haynes as Roy Harper doing what Roy does best, be angry. I dont know what preceded the scene I saw filmed, but Roy was being stopped by a couple cops as Sin came up the street towards where the confrontation was happening.
In the scene Roy is walking with a broken arrow (you know, like any regular person does) when the cops see him & tell him to drop the arrow. The cops foolishly move in towards Roy with the guns drawn, and a series of quick strikes by Roy to the pair of the cops sees them both fall to the ground after Roy attacks them with just his arrow & his hands. From behind the cruiser Sin watches on as Roy makes quick work of a pair of Starling City's finest before he runs off.
The stunt scenes actually had Colton Haynes do a bunch of the work himself, but his stunt double Curtis Bracconier did much of the physically demanding part of the scene. They interchanged so often theres a few shots below that I only sort of know which of them it is, so I haven't labeled all the photos.
After that scene, Bex wrapped for the night, then Colton did a scene where he comes running out of a parkade & runs down the street thru traffic.
I also have some video of Colton/Curtis filming the scene that I will post eventually. But for now, here are the photos from the night.
Arrow airs Wednesday nights on The CW in the U.S. & CTV in Canada.
Arrow films some stunt and dialogue scenes with Laurel Lance & The Arrow with his fancy new mask....finally.
Arrow shot some scenes in East Vancouver 1 evening a couple months ago at Heritage Hall (which has been used by lots of film crews... including Arrow).
Arrow is also up for several of our Best Of TV Awards 2013
Arrow shoots some scenes for their season 2 mid-season finale "Three Ghosts" with Kevin Alejandro, Roger cross, Paul Blackthorne, David Ramsey & the stunt team in October.
A couple months ago, I caught Arrow filming near my house (its actually been happening A LOT this season).
On this particular day, they were filming scenes in 4 spots throughout the day for episode 209 "Three Ghosts", the mid-season finale.
A garage across the street that was all tented up to keep the light out was used for some scenes that included some Starling City PD. Roger Cross & Paul Blackthorne did scenes in there with several other Officers. This was of course the scene we now know as where Lucas Hilton is killed.
Meanwhile, across the street they had scenes shooting with Kevin Alejandro & a bunch of people inside the Chapel Arts building.
Later in the evening, they shot scenes in front of the Patricia Hotel with David Ramsey walking into the hotel to talk to a desk clerk while Stephen Amell's character (played by his stunt double Simon Burnett in these takes) sat in the car.
Later, a scene at the back end of the hotel had Diggle (played by his stunt double Sylvesta Stuart) jumping off outside stairs onto the ground. I caught a few of the practice takes earlier in the day, but by night time, there was too much equipment in the way & lighting was so bad that I didnt get any shots of the actual stunts.
Arrow airs every Wednesday on The CW in the U.S. & CTV in Canada as part of their AmellWednesdays with The Tomorrow People.
Last night, you saw episode 2 of season 2 of ARROW.
In it, you saw the return of China White & the debut of Bronze Tiger.
Here is a short video of 1 of the scenes that was done with the stunt team for this episode where Arrow (Simon Burnett) drives thru an abandoned street & throws something at China & Bronze Tiger that explodes.
You can see my photos from this night, including the FIRST photos of Bronze Tiger on set HERE
You can catch past episodes of ARROW online
In the USA HERE
In Canada HERE
Arrow films some scenes with The Hood, China White & Bronze Tiger last month in Vancouver for season 2
I managed to catch up to the cast & crew of ARROW filming 2 days in a row, and in a rare event, I didnt get much from either shoot.
Back in the end of July I found them in 2 different spots on consecutive days.
Day 1 was in a make-shift studio in East Vancouver, so there was not much to see outside of some of the cast & their stunt doubles walking around. While I know Stephen Amell & his stunt man Simon Burnett, Kelly Hu & her stunt woman & former CFL star Tommy Europe (he has done stunts on lots of shows...maybe Michael Jai White's stunt man?) were all on set, I have ZERO knowledge what the scenes were.
Day 2 was a night shoot in an area of East Vancouver that screams Glades stand in with its abandoned looking facade.
On set that night were again, Stepehen & Simon, Kelly & her stunt woman, and Michael Jai White (aka - Ben Turner aka - Bronze Tiger) & a stunt person for Michael (couldnt tell if it was Tommy).
We never got to see the scene done in 1 full take, so all I know is what pieces we did see.
Arrow rolls thru the ghetto looking warehouse area on his bike, throws some type of flash grenade.
Then a fight scene with Arrow VS China White & Bronze Tiger.
What happens next is uncertain, because the next scene we were moved away as the camera would be shooting down the street, but we know it ends with China White hitching a ride on the back of a FEMA truck.
Several fans waited around to see the shoot. Stephen Amell came over & met the fans at 1 point, signing autographs & taking photos with them. Kelly Hu on the other hand? Ignored everyone, even when asked specifically by someone less than 15 feet from her. Heres hoping The Hood ends her run on the show soon.
I have some video of 1 of the scenes they shot, I just dont have the time right now to post it. Someday soon perhaps.
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