So as most Twifans know by now, the 4th installment of the massive Twlight Saga series is finishing off in Vancouver in the next few weeks.
Most even know that yesterday the movies main stars Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen) & Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan) arrived.
However, only the most observant were aware that on Saturday the first cast showed up for filming... including a little piece of Edward & Bellas love.
The festivities started with the first person to come in, former "Alias" star Mia Maestro (Carmen Denali). The 32 year old Argentinian actress who has also been in the international hit "The Motorcycle Diaries" had tweeted the day prior that she was heading to Vancouver Saturday & looked packed for a long visit. She was was very pleasant & and answered questions & seemed very fine with the level of attention she was getting as she made the 100 yard walk to her vehicle to depart.
Not long after her arrival, the most notable name of day 1 arrived. Little 10 year old Mackenzie Foy (Renesmee) came thru with her mom to far more attention than she has ever likely endured before. Everyone there was absolutely blown away with how composed & professional the young star was. She answered questions, smiled for photos & even signed an autograph. I was quite blown away with how well this kid has it together already.
Finally, was Swedish actress, 26 year old MyAnna Buring (Tanya Denali) who I have seen in 2 films before "Grindhouse" & "Lesbian Vampire Killers". The majority of the star watchers & paps completely missed her leaving, and I might have too if someone hadnt made me aware. Because she seemingly flew in under the radar of most, we had little to no time to get a couple pics of her. She also said she was happy to be here & thanked us when we told her to enjoy her time here.
So that was it for the 1st day of the cast arriving. Day 2 obviously proved far bigger for name power... we'll see what day 3, the final day has in store.
So Ova Anon. Congratulations, you get your very own thread. *golf clap*
In this thread, we will wait till someone can identify the person you insist could not be Jensen Ackles.
See people, Ova anon insisted on a public board "Actually, It's not settled. I stand by to my statement that they were both in Van this weekend, all weekend." referring to Jensen & Jared.
Odd thing. There was a dozen or so autograph hounds, fans, paps and airport workers who coulda swore they saw & met him coming in off the midnight flight tonight.
Even weirder, the guy even signs like Jensen Ackles.
But since it wasnt Jensen Ackles since he was here "all weekend"... can someone PLEASE tell me who this is???
Heres what I can tell you. He walks like Jensen, sounded like Jensen, signed like Jensen & bars a striking resemblence to Jensen...but its not Jensen allegedly. Could be P Diddy I guess? I mean I havent seen him in a few years. Santa Clause maybe? Who is it?
Oh, and for the record board... I am being a dick there tonight, because some toolnut insists I, and a dozen or so other people were dead wrong... OR, Jensen created an insanely convoluted itinerary that would have meant him sitting in an airport for 4 or so hours, just to be seen at the airport. If someones willing to call me a liar, they better be able to back it up with facts.... something ova couldnt do. If he didnt attack me first by calling me a liar...maybe I would have been a tad more respectful of his "opinion" that he tried to pass off as undisputable fact. Feel free to keep believing him... I mean hes NEVER steered you wrong before... oh wait.
A few of you asked if I had anymore Hellcats vid of last nights kissing scene between Gale Harold (Julian) and Aly Michalka (Marti).
Yes I do... but like I told those that asked...this one wasnt as good as the last one because I moved around a bit & my camera lost its focus for a second or two.
But here it is anyways, and an answer to a few other questions I was asked...or read on other sites about it.
1- Why did the scene take 2 hours? Filming is always this way. A simple 20 second scene often takes an hr or two to shoot, as they change angles to shoot it from, almost always it takes more than 1 take, the director may ask them to do it slightly different way each time etc. Plus they filed more than just the part shown in my video, it was the only part I had any angle to shoot. There was 2 other parts to the scene where they continue making out from the door to a wall 15-20 feet away that includes them disrobing each other (partially).
2- What was Gale saying in the scene? No idea. I was about 100 ft away & it was just off a moderately busy st with lots of background noise to drown out any chance of hearing stuff.
3- Why does Marti look different in the two videos from the other post? No idea what you are seeing that makes you think that. It was all from the same take, I just stopped recording for a few seconds because the take prior seemed a lot longer & I didnt want to record 30 seconds of inactivity.
4- when will this air? Rough guess 4-8 weeks. Probably more in the 6-8 weeks timespan.
5- Are they filming the season finale? I do not think so. There is still 1 month of filming left and an epi usually takes about 2 weeks to do... so by my estimates this puts it at the 3rd to last episode.
Now, all that aside....... Another little issue.
The last videos I posted managed to find their way to youtube, photobucket & 2 websites without my permission. The content is on here FOR FREE... so there should be no reason to be stealing it & posting it on your page. Simple link to my article is fine, but downloading the video & re-posting it on your site...even if you "credit" me is not acceptable. I dont post this so you can re-post it & circumvent people coming to this site. TBH I dont know how you are doing it, I was under the impression it was blocked from downloading. If you post the article, thats fine, but any reference to the videos should be a link to the site.
I have already had to put in violation complaints to youtube & photobucket & will be doing the same to 2 websites tomorrow if my simple request to remove them voluntarily isnt met.
Tonight I saw a few scenes for the locally shot CW series Hellcats done.
*****SPOILERS POSTED BELOW IN THE VIDEOS...DONT PROCEED IF YOU WANT TO AVOID ANY SPOILERS*****
Ok, still here? Ok, you have been warned.... soooo here we go.
Earlier scenes were somewhat generic, involving the shows star Aly Michalka & guest stars AJ Michalka (her sister) & Jim Byrnes (from Highlander) at a guitar store that involved Aly chasing out the store after AJ.
But the real big scene was later a block away when Aly's character (Marti) & Gale Harold's character (her professor Julian Parish) shared a little more than the average teacher student relationship does. For more than 2 hours, I saw Aly & Gale do 3 different angles of 1 scene, them kissing. The first angle was however the only 1 that had any potential for shooting. Later angles were done from the other side of the door, thus we couldnt stand where were standing when they were shooting from behind Aly, and the final scene, although I had an angle to shoot it, I would have seemed like a complete ass trying to, since the film crew was mere feet away from me shooting the scene from the exact same spot.
Video attached is split into 2 parts (there was a bit too long of a pause in between parts for my liking).
I was working on a Hellcats blog unrelated to this one as it was, but bumped it for this blog. Pics from todays daytime shoot will be added to that blog later this month.
A short little video I never posted before because there was so much controvery over "what happened" that night at the time. I have a couple others, but this was the only one where a plethora of expletives in the background isnt overheard...soooo... this is the one I picked to post.
Hardly epic stuff... just Rob & Kristenw aiting for an elevator... but, just thought I should post a little warm up stuff for the impending return of the tween/20s demographics super-couple.
With Breaking Dawn returning here imminently, the hype around these two in Vancouver will heat up again, but, of course, it will never be anywhere near the level that it was at during Eclipse.
Last weekend WB had several TV shows do a photo shoot & press junket here in Vancouver. While most of the shows were already in Vancouver since its where they film..one show actually made the trek in for the event.
The cast of The CW show "Nikita" travelled across the country to do the event. While Maggie Q, the star of the show was left back in Toronto, the shows young & hottest stars were paraded out west.
The first of the cast we saw was Lyndsy Fonseca (Alex) upon arriving in town. She was quite pleasant & great with signing and taking photos with the fans & hounds that were out there for her. Later we would see her again at the hotel the next day & she again didnt hesitate to sign.
Shane West (Michael) arrived about an hour later. West did autograph requests and photo ops as well. While others did run into him again later in the trip, I didnt.
Xander Berkley (Percy) was first spotted at the press junket showing up. Going in he told us he was in a hurry because he was late. We have heard that excuse 100s of times & were not sure if we were being fed a line again. However later that night, upon his return to the hotel, he immediately came out of this towncar straight over to us without us even asking & clearly recalled what he said earlier as he said to us "ok, I'm not in a rush now" & signed 1 each for the 3 or 4 of us waiting still.
Melinda Clarke (Amanda) was also there, but going in we didnt notice who it was yet & on the way out she outright ignored us.
All in all, a decent enough weekend with the cast of Nikita.
This past weekend, Supernatural took part in the WB press junket & photo shoot.
Both Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles made the trek out to South Vancouver. However, only Mr. Ackles took the time to come over to the street to sign some autographs & talk.
Jensen told us he would only sign 1 each because as he put it "we must have a tonne of them signed now" & I explained to him that there was always new shots out there...and in this particular instance, I was getting a photo done that I didnt want to start till I got the 1 non-regular on it first.
While talking to Jensen, he looked at my photo, a trio photo of him, Jared & Jeffrey Dean Morgan (already signed by JDM from the encounter in the previous blog last week). He asked me when I got it signed, I told him on the set of the Dibbuk Box, which he is here doing, which Jensen replied "I know".
I then told him how JDM only had good things to say about him & Jared & Jensen replied "he better if he knows whats good for him".
Then he was asked if he might see JDM while here, which he then told us he was going to be seeing him that night for dinner (night BEFORE their Superbowl rendevous at Red Card).
I then asked if he thought any chance of JDM ever being on SPN again, and he answered that JDM was "too big for us" now as he was walking away.
He was then on his way...likely to get ready for his dinner plans that evening.
This weekend WB had a press junket in Vancouver for a variety of shows, including Smallville.
While other shows seemed to have 2-4 cast members there for promotion, it appears Smallville only sent one. The lovely & friendly Erica Durance.
Upon leaving Ms. Durance (with her husband in tow) came over to the 2 of us waiting & signed a couple autographs each & did a photo with.
She thanked us for coming & was quickly on her way. Heres a couple pics I snapped of her as she departed.
*THIS POST MAY CONTAIN VERY MILD SPOILERS ABOUT THE FILM...DO NOT READ ON IF YOU DONT WANT TO KNOW ANYTHING. PHOTOS DO NOT CONTAIN ANY SPOILERS... OUTSIDE OF WHAT JDM WILL BE WEARING IN THE FILM*
Yesterday I caught up with the set of a new thrilled "Dibbuk Box" in South Vancouver.
The feature film stars Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) & Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Supernatural & Greys Anatomy) who are divorced from each other, but are brought together to try and find a way to end a curse on their daughter after she buys a box that containts an angry evil spirit.
The film is based on a "true story" in the sense that its premise is based on an article from an L.A. Times reporter about a similar box bought by a girl on ebay some time ago that caused its owners a variety of bad luck.
So on this day Jeffrey Dean Morgan was on set. Prior to Mr. Morgans scenes there was another series of scenes done with a different actor. The other actors scene showed him arriving home, and going inside to find his mother had been killed. In Mr. Morgans scene, he would show up in a car, get out, walk to the door & knock on the door. The other actor would answer it & a conversation between the pair took part where the other actor tells Jeffreys character about the box and its danger... then Jeffrey goes inside to continue the talk... and thats all we were able to see outside.
After his scene, the movies publicist brought Mr. Morgan over to the 3 people waiting across the street to take photos & sign autographs. While my friend knew of his work on Grey's Anatomy, it was his work on Supernatural I knew best. He asked me if I had gotten the boys before while I was getting him to sign a trio photo that featured him with his TV sons, I told him yes a few times & he called them "great guys" & we wrapped up out meeting with him & he went off his way we went off ours.
And for the record..I have NO IDEA what is happening in photo 6.
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.