Arrow shoots a few scenes for the season 6 premiere with lots of cast in multiple locations in the Vancouver area
THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS PHOTOS AND POSSIBLE SPOILERS ABOUT THE SEASON 6 PREMIERE OF "ARROW". If you have not watched this episode yet, ad do not want to see or read any possible spoilers about it..... do not continue reading or viewing the photos below.
Arrow started filming season 6 of Arrow last month in a few locations. The two that I caught up to them at was in North Vancouver, in Princess Park that they were using as part of Lian Yu.
On set that day was everyone that we saw at the end of season 5 who were on the island actively trying to get out together. People I saw on set that day included Emily Bett Rickards, Willa Holland, David Ramsey, Echo Kellum, Juliana Harkavy, Manu Bennett and Anna Hopkins. I DID NOT see Katrina Law, but I did see a person dressed as Nyssa al Ghul there. I also never saw Katie Cassidy, Lexa Doig or Madison McLaughlin there.
All that said, who I saw, and didnt see does not mean 1 way or the other who did or didnt die in the episode, as much of what they filmed on this day was simply showing what everyone did in the final minutes before Adrian Chase threw a Donald Trump sized temper tantrum & blew up an entire island. I do know from things I do know about this episode and others so far, 1 person from the lists above is in a coma, and as of the time of writing this, nothing has changed with the character coming out of it, or being killed off yet. I suppose if/when they finally decide that will decide if/when the cast member playing the character decides on returning or not.
I managed to get some autographs that day from Anna Hopkins and Manu Bennett, despite crew being overly pushy about insisting they were "in a hurry" (despite the fact the minivan she said was in a hurry to leave sat there for another 4-5 minutes afterwards)
The area they filmed in was so well concealed by ravines and forest that it took quite a bit of effort to even find ANY shred of area that I could see the scene from. While I could hear pretty much everything that happened, my visibility was limited to two small cracks between some trees.... thus why the limited selection of photos I managed to get. Much of the scene had the cast running, so the only chance to really get a shot of them was after they were done running.
The best shots I got were of Emily Bett Rickards when she was finished shooting the entire scene, and wasnt in a rush to get back to her starting spot. In the pics, you can see Felicity is clearly covered in a variety of scratches.
After they changed the set up for the scene, I seemingly lost the spot I had as a crew member was then there stopping people from trying to see from there..... so i moved on for that day.
The only shot I know anyone got that day of Manu Bennett on set as Deathstroke was from twitter user @ArizonaJake
A few days later, I managed to catch up to Arrow shooting a scene on the Georgia viaduct. Tis is of course the same viaduct they used for that impressive Deathstroke army marching into Starling City back in season 2. On this day, they had several of the cast there shooting a variety of scenes on the bridge. While most of the shooting while I was there consisted of two actresses and their stunt doubles doing a fighting scene, others were in fact there, and did film at various times.... albeit, mostly after I left.
Katie Cassidy, Julia Harkavy, Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Echo Kellum & Paul Blackthorne were all seen on set, along with most of their stunt doubles as well.
The majority of shooting took place with Harkavy, Cassidy & their stunt doubles. Below, at the bottom, is a quick video of 1 of the takes of the stunt team working thru the sequence.
A special bonus..... a rare guest photographer. Local photographer Lightbox Gallery allowed me to use a few of his photos from the day.. You will notice the difference almost immediately between my shots, done with a $500 camera, and his, done with a $3000-5000 camera. You can find other photos hes taken of different celebs on his Twitter and on his Instagram
While he did miss some of the stuff with Juliana and Katie out on set battling, he did get quite a few great shots, including a couple of Stephen, who I somehow never even noticed was on set at that time.
Arrow returns to The CW in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada on October 12 ,2017
You can also find my other behind the scenes Arrow blog posts going all the way back to season 1 HERE
You can find my Arrow Autographs gallery HERE
Arrow shoots scenes for Episode 414 "Code Of Silence" with Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Emily Bett Rickards, Paul Blackthorne & guest stars
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 414 OF ARROW. If you do not want to see or read any potential spoilers prior to seeing the episode please leave now.
Arrow will be airing episode 414 "Code Of Silence" tomorrow.
The episode was directed by the shows stunt co-ordinator James Bamford, for his 2nd go at director this season.
Shortly after the show returned from their Winter break I caught them downtown Vancouver shooting scenes for this episode at the historic Vogue Theatre.
While the majority of the shooting was indoors throughout the day, there were a couple scenes shot out on the busy Granville Street on a cold January night.
Several fans waited in the dingy & dirty alley behind the theatre to see the cast. The only cast member who was willing to meet them that night was Stephen Amell. He took the time to meet with each person there and do photos with & sign autographs before heading back in to film more. While others were seen leaving & arriving, none of them stopped to meet the small crowd of fans.
The first scene shot had the big spoiler that I posted a few weeks ago... which of course everyone knows about now since its aired on TV. Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak in a wheelchair. She filmed scenes with Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance and Charlotte Ross as Donna Smoak in front of the Vogue, which was apparently the theatre for a "Star City Mayoral Debate" between newcomer Ruve Adams (aka - Ms. Damian Darhk) and Oliver Queen (aka - The Green Arrow)
After that scene wrapped, the crew took a while to set up for their next shoot, which took place on the awning of the Vogue.
Katie Cassidy and her stunt double dressed up as the Black Canary spent time up on the roof shooting scenes where they watch Janet Kidder as Ruve Adams leave in a towncar, and then after that watched as a supply truck drives off. It appears when shes watching them leave that shes speaking to someone (probably on 1 of the com devices Team Arrow uses often).
Arrow airs Wednesday nights on The CW in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
You can follow the stars of Arrow on their social media platforms
Arrow Twitter facebook
Stephen Amell Twitter facebook
Emily Bett Rickards Twitter facebook
Paul Blackthorne Twitter facebook
Katie Cassidy Twitter facebook
Charlotte Ross Twitter facebook
James Bamford Twitter
Arrow shoots scenes for the season 3 finale with Katrina Law and Katie Cassidy in downtown Vancouver
THIS IS A BLOG POST for the Arrow season 3 finale, episode 323. If you have not seen this episode yet and do not want to see possible spoilers prior to viewing the episode. Do not continue reading or viewing the photos.
Arrow was filming the finale for season 3 a few weeks ago in downtown Vancouver.
While the big reveal scene that was shot VERY late in the night wasnt seen by many, and shot by no one including me. The more public shoot earlier in the night was seen by lots of people and photographed by quite a few.
It saw Katrina Law as Nyssa Al Ghul (or is that Nyssa Queen now?) teaming up with Katie Cassidy as Black Canary aka Laurel lance walking thru a Starling City park looking for trouble when the find it in the form of a knife wielding bad guy. What this guest actors role is in the whole grand scheme of the episode, I am not too sure. But Black Canary takes him down while Nyssa seemingly sits by watching.
A bit later in the night they shot a scene that only a very very small handful of people saw and they didnt want anyone photographing. It had David Ramsey as John Diggle in the scene along with Willa Holland as Thea Queen... or... something else. Since the spoiler is now out there on what this years terrible event is that will happen in Starling city, guess its safe to tell you the virus makes it to Starling City. Diggle is chasing the person with it when they seemingly get away. Diggle finds himself in a bit of trouble, and is saved by a costumed vigilante who shoots 3 arrows into an attacker. Since we have already seen Thea in a mini-Dark Archer outfit earlier this season you obviously have figured out who the archer is. Since you also saw her get a certain red jacket recently. You can probably guess what her new uniform colour will be. Diggle looks up at her and states "nice threads" and thats the end of the scene.
Arrow and several of the cast are up for May madness this year. Voting is going on right now on different match ups every couple days HERE.
Arrow autographs can be found here.
Arrow season finale airs tonight May 12, 2015 on The CW in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
Arrow episode 317 "Suicidal Tendencies" shoots scenes of someones wedding. Lots of cast on hand for it.
This post contains filming information for Arrow episode 317 "Suicidal Tendencies". IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS EPISODE AND DO NOT WANT TO VIEW POTENTIAL SPOILERS, DO NOT CONTINUE READING OR VIEWING THE PHOTOS BELOW.
Arrow was filming scenes a couple months ago for episode 317 "Suicidal Tendencies" in East Vancouver at a hall they have used several times for several things.
This time, the hall was not a hospital, or hall of records, but a wedding hall. As I tweeted back when the shooting happened, the cast were shooting a scene for a wedding, and although my joke that it was Ray & Felicity wedding was met with some anger by overly sensitive Olicity fans, the true happy couple was eventually sleuthed out by the fanbase.
David Ramsey and Audrey Marie Anderson as John Diggle & Lyla Michaels were shooting scenes where the couple gets re-married. Of course Dig & Lyla had a few friends at their joyous event of note. Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, Willa Holland as Thea Queen and Colton Haynes as Roy Harper and Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance were also all at the event.
Very little of the actual filming could be seen from outside. Only things I can confirm are things that are already known on the internet. It was a Dig & Lyla wedding, and Felicity catches the bouquet. Outside of that, no dialogue was heard, and very little of the scene could even be seen thru the 2 pglass doors, dozens of extras and equipment.
Of course, what would a Suicide Squad themeed episode be without a member of Amanda Wallers bunch? A scene was done outside after the reception scene with Dig & Lyla walking to a limo and getting in. Waiting for them on the inside was Michael Rowe as Floyd Lawton, aka - Deadshot. What takes place inside the limo, who knows? Perhaps the SS was playing security detail for the wedding? Or, Lyla or Dig was being called away to a job. Will have to wait till next week to see.
This was what I call the "beginning of the end" of the Arrow set being a place where you could go & meet the case easily. There was no less than 20 people throughout the day at the set, and at 1 point, 19 people were there at the same time. Sure enough, it encouraged many of the cast to start sneaking out the back doors when they were on a break instead of coming out the front doors as they did when there was only 5 or 8 of us. This was of course part of what I call a "perfect storm" of circumstances. The 4 big productions in town were all on location that day (Flash, Once Upon A Time & Supernatural along with Arrow), as fans went to the other locations & found them to be either inaccessible, or boring, they all flocked to the Arrow set where they were hearing about how many cast were there & how accessible they were. It was clearly obvious that 1/2 of the people at the Arrow set that day were not even fans of the show, but just wanted to meet "someone famous". I miss the days where there was just 2 or 3, and sometimes just me, at the set.
Arrow airs Wednesday nights on The CW in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
Arrow shoots a scene for episode 314 "The return" in downtown Vancouver with Katie Cassidy and Colin Donnell
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 314 OF ARROW TITLED "THE RETURN" If you have not seen this episode yet and do not want to read or view any material about the episode, please do not read the article or view the photos below..
As you likely saw from my other blog post about episode 314 yesterday, I have more photos of Arrow shooting scenes for "The Return", a couple months ago.
If you follow me on twitter, you surely saw when I tweeted about this scene back when it was filmed. The scene has 1 of the many "returns" from this episode in it, as Tommy Merlyn is back in flashbacks. In the scene we see Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell) "run into" Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) outside CNRI in 2010.
The scene felt like it may have been Tommy asking Laurel out for the 1st time. The body language of the scene felt like Laurel knew of Tommy, but wasn't so familiar with him that she even acknowledged him when he walked by her on the street. Whatever Tommy says, Laurel buys it though it seems...as they leave together.
Also on the set this night was a non-Arrow member, 1 of the producers of the upcoming Fifty Shades Of Grey movie, Katies boyfriend Dana Brunetti.
Arrow airs Wednesday nights on The CW in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
This blog post contains possible spoilers for episode 313 of Arrow titled "Canaries". If you have not seen this episode yet and do not want to see or view spoilers till then DO NOT continue reading this post or viewing the photos below.
A few weeks ago, before the Winter break, I caught Arrow shooting some scenes in downtown Vancouver for episode 313 "Canaries". As you may have already seen from my previous blog post, there was some night scenes done on a roof.
This is for the scenes done in the daytime with returning Guest Star Peter Stormare as Werner Zytyl (Count Vertigo) and Katie Cassidy (Laurel Lance).
The scene starts with Vertigo getting escorted out of a courthouse by an armed U.S. Marshall (if someone knows the actors name, please provide so I can credit him) in Starling City and the media catches him on the steps & he decides to have an impromptu press conference demanding the Arrow show up. Out of no where Laurel Lance barges her way thru the scrum of reporters to get to the side of Vertigo when all of a sudden the Marshal escorting Vertigo snaps & starts shooting at the reporters.
Tonight on the mid-season premiere Arrow we see Laurel take her first major steps towards becoming the Black Canary. In this scene Laurel decides that shes had enough of this and goes over & 1 punch KO's the gunman while hes firing all over the place. As all of this is going on, Vertigo takes off, leaving Laurel confused and looking around for him while the shooter is laid out on the pavement in front of her.
After this scene was shot, they did a couple short close up scenes of the media scrum, except this time some of them are wearing some really well done Halloween masks. I assume this is what the U.S. Marshall that opens fire was seeing.
As I alluded to earlier, I posted a previous blog with another shoot from that same day with different actors. Based on the parts I know of this episode, I wouldn't be surprised to find out that scene is also an hallucination of someone like the Marshall was seeing.
But, we will have to wait & see I suppose.
Arrow returns January 21, 2015 on The CW in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
Season 3 of ARROW has started filming - Pics of Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy and Paul Blackthorne shooting scenes for ep 301
Arrow season 3 is under way in Vancouver, BC, Canada FINALLY!
The 1st public shoot (that anyone seems to have known of) was on Friday right in downtown Vancouver as the production took over Terry Fox Plaza at B.C. Place to film scenes that involved Oliver Queen walking along with Laurel Lance
The pair did a scene where they are walking from the stadium in the blazing heat we had here, eventually they stop and talk to a 3rd character, alive and seemingly well... Quentin Lance.
A bit later they did scenes where Laurel talks to Quentin in front of the media.
In these scenes, you see Quentin dressed up in a little different Police attire.... as he is now Captain Lance.
After those scenes, Paul Blackthorne wrapped his work on those scenes. Short time later Katie Cassidy also wrapped.
This left Stephen Amell there to film scenes that involved another cast member...which I will get to in my next blog post.
I managed to get autographs from all 3 of them at different times. This included a good 15-20 minute chat that Stephen had with those of us that were there. Glad to see he is still cool.
Arrow returns this fall on The CW in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada. for their 3rd season starting October 8, 2014.
You can follow Stephen Amell on Twitter or on Facebook (1 of the best celeb pages on facebook)
You can follow Paul Blackthorne on Twitter or on Facebook
You can follow Katie Cassidy on Twitter
All photos posted in this blog are shot by Canadagraphs.
Permission to use the photos on your site, blog, tumblr, facebook or other online outlets is allowed if you follow 2 rules
1- DO NOT remove any watermarks on the photos, this includes cropping around them, Without prior written permission or emailed permission from this site. (contact form is on the left)
2- Credit this blog page or the individual blog post in your posting.
If you would like to use photos seen here unedited, contact me thru my contact page, and depending on your need I may be able to accommodate smaller requests. Depending on the orders/photos, I may charge a fee for my time (usually about $2-5 an image depending how many you want)
Canadagraphs Arrow blog section
Blog posts containing Arrow be hind the scene photos, or candid photos of stars from the CW show ARROW will be in here. Autographs of the new CW hit show can be found in the "Arrow Autographs" section on the left side.