Another scene shot by Arrow a couple weeks ago hadOliver Queen (Stephen Amell) ride in on his motorcycle (driving done by Simon Burnett) then take off his helmet & run inside a building, crashing thru some glass on his way (atleast thats what it sounded like).
There was another stunt later that I missed where they had Simon jump from 1 roof to a landing on the building across the alley. I really am disappointed I missed that one. Cant wait to see it on camera. It is apparently the same jump Jackie Chan did for Rumble In The Bronx, which was also filmed in the exact same spot.
Also - got a good close up of 1 of their licence plates this time... No state name on them. Just a motto "Land Of Mist"?? Strange. They talk about real cities & events like Australia, London & Super Bowls, yet they make up an imaginary state motto. I really dont care, its just interesting to me.
Here is the other set of photos from ARROW filming in Gastown. Check back for video of them filming in the near future.
The CW hit ARROW does a scene in Downtown Vancouver with Stephen Amell and his stunt double Simon Burnett
A couple weeks ago, The CW rookie action vigilante crime fighting hit "Arrow" did some filming in the Gastown area of Downtown Vancouver.
When I first got there they were setting up the alley for a scene where Oliver Queen ( Stephen Amell ) would jump from a rooftop of a multi-story building down onto the hood of a passing truck. Of course, they had his stunt double Simon Burnett do the potentially risky stuff, like scaling down the building with a couple pully wires holding him. Amell still did a jump on a moving vehicle to give the impression of him landing on the truck however, and more later.
From there, it was time to disembark Oliver's free ride thru the alley as the truck is stopped by a flatbed truck full of crates. First Simon would do the stunts, then Amell would follow suit. It started with jumping off the 15-20 ft tall truck onto the back of the flatbed trailer, then from there jump over the crates on the flatbed onto the ground, then of course run thru traffic, hop thru an open cab window, out the other side and down the alley. Simple right?
For most entertainers, those motions would be all the stunt man. But Stephen Amell isnt an ordinary actor. He completed all the same stunts Mr. Burnett did, except for the jump thru the cab. The only other leading man I have seen do that much of his own stunt work personally was Tom Cruise when he was here for Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol a couple years ago.
Here are a bunch of photos from the scene. Some of Stephen. Some of Simon. Some.... I even cant be sure of. More photos to come from another scene later on.... plus some video of this scene when I have time to do that.
Any "Fringe" fans that also watch Arrow should watch out for the cab in this episode & see if they blur out the top of it. Clearly they used an old NYC Taxi from the "Fringe" set as a "Rewardwire" sign was still attached to the top.
Arrow is on 8 PM on The CW Wednesday nights, or in Canada at 7 PM on CTV.
Arrow films a gunfire & fight scene for episode 11 w/ David Ramsey, Stephen Amell, Colin Lawrence & the stunt team.
THIS BLOG POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 11 OF SEASON 1 OF "ARROW". Do not continue reading, or viewing the photos if you dont want to see/read any possible spoilers.
Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, the production of The CW new action hit series ARROW took over the area around Terminal Ironworks in East Vancouver.
When I rolled up, they had already filmed some stuff, seemingly including a Starling City Police car, as I saw it being parked off set & they were re-positioning for their next scene.
I was lucky enough to find a spot close to the action.
The first scene they shot when I was there was part 1 of 2 part scene that should all flow into 1 non-stop action scene.
It starts with John Diggle (David Ramsey) standing in the middle of a road, gas mask on, a grenade launcher in his hand, dressed in his trademark suit. A delivery van speeds by him, narrowly missing him. As the truck speeds away off camera, a group of henchmen down the road from John armed with assault rifles & guns yell at him that he shouldnt have done that, and now they were going to have to kill his "girlfriend" as they referred to her in the scene. Carly Diggle (Christie Laing) the widow of John's brother was being heldby the henchmen. John tells them they have made a mistake, they ask why, and he reminds them he hasa grenade launcher, as he fires at them, the front henchmen are knocked to the ground, as John yells at Carly to get out of there, he runs in, takes 1 of the henchmens gun, and proceeds on foot down the street.
A 2nd scene is them prepared. The henchmen still on the ground, 1 of them unconscious, the other 1 gets up, groggily grabs a gun and looks to set his sights on Diggle down the street, when from out of no where its shot out of his hand (I assume with an arrow, although we dont see it)
Arrow (played at this time by stunt man Simon Burnett) then comes rushing in to fight the henchman (played by "The Killing" & "Battlestar Galactica" alumni Colin Lawrence). He runs up, and they both make their first move. Then the action stops, so that a stunt man can come in for Lawrence. The two stunt men proceed to do a fight scene that ends with Arrow taking down the henchman, before he grabs his bow and runs off in the direction Diggle left in.
Stephen Amell comes in to do his Arrow scenes, to do close ups of him choking out the henchman.
These were scenes for episode 11 of season 1. Where these scenes will fit in the overall story arc of this episode, or the full season is yet to be known. Will newly added Seth Gabel's ("Fringe" alumni) character Count Vertigo have something to do with this, or will he not yet be introduced, we will have to wait to see.
I was pleased to finally get autographs from David Ramsey on this night as well. I'm liking his character more & more each episode, and best part, he was exceptionally classy. Even thanked me for watching the show. My night ended at 2:15 AM when I finally got Stephen Amell to sign, as always, the newfound fame of being on a hit show hasnt soured him like others have. He remained classy, even despite being asked at 2 AM on a chilly November night.
Below are photos from the nights shoot. Apologies if you think some of them are grainy/fuzzy, I was shooting from more than 1/2 a block away at times, in the dark, with no flash on a camera that costs less than $500.
ARROW re-shoots for episode 7 - Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen and the FIRST LOOK at Jessica De Gouw as Helena Bertinelli and not as The Huntress
Over the last week or so I have come across a lot of film sets. In that plethora of action, 1 day I came across Arrow, twice.
Earlier in the day I saw a motorcycle driving scene (unsure if it was Amell or his stunt driver) riding Oliver Queens bike down a downtown Vancouver street.
Later that evening, there was scenes in Gastown. I first saw Stephen Amell show up in his Arrow outfit, but was on the phone at the time...little did I know, I wouldnt get another good look at him in it again that evening as you can see by the 1 dark grainy photo in the distance of him filming in the alley.
Later on he returned to do scenes in a courtyard, this time, dressed in is Oliver Queen attire. They didnt start filming till it was dark, so photos were going to be grainy, but I was dertermined to stick it out in the sometimes torretial downpour rain we had after I heard who else was coming to the set.
I heard on the walkies "trasport for Jessica" & I instantly googled to see who they had cast named Jessica and found myself excited to realize, it was the Huntress. Australian actress Jessica De Gouw aka Helena Bertinelli, aka the Huntress was on set. Unfortunately, not in her vigilante crime fighter attire, but dressed as her everyday Ms. Bertinelli character. I was a bit disappointed...till I got home that night & found out EW.com had broken the scoop with a photo of The Huntress http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/11/02/arrow-first-look-see-the-huntress-in-costume-exclusive-photo/ . Suddenly, I was a tad more pleased that I saw Helena Bertinelli instead.
I found out these were re-shoots being done for episode 7, which I have since then learned is the 1st episode we are going to see the Huntress in, in late November.
So here are (unless someone corrects me, but I didnt see any posted anywhere) the 1st photos of Helena Bertinelli (Jessica De Gouw) not as the Huntress on the set of Arrow.
Arrow premieres on The CW tomorow - to celebrate, how about a short video (and some pics) of a stunt being shot for the show (not from the pilot)
Back in early August I caught the new CW action/drama ARROW filming a stunt scene at the CBC building downtown.
Now I KNOW Stephen Amell (Arrow) & Michael Rowe (Deadshot) were certainly at the building that evening, but I never saw them do any scenes.
What I did catch however, was a stunt being done by the Arrow stuntman where he jumps thru a glass window.
Below are some photos from the night, as well as a video of the stunt. This stunt was for an episode that is NOT the pilot. But gives you an idea what type of awesome the new version of the comic book hero Green Arrow will have in store for fans.
ARROW Premieres tomorrow, October 10th on The CW in the U.S. & CTV in Canada. Check your local listings for the time.
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