On February 14, 2012 I shot a set for Fringe. It was episode 18. At the time, I was sure I would see several more Fringe sets to shoot...and while I did come across 3 more sets after this, I never had an opportunity (or desire) to shoot them. I naively believed I had more chances coming...those chances never arose.
So this set of photos, could possibly be the LAST SET of photos I might have from Fringe EVER.
Now personally, I want the show to come back obviously. It is my favorite Vancouver shot series. Ontop of that, the crew during their 3 years here, has been mostly all class with lookie-loos, fans & professionals alike viewing their work.
Do I expect it to be back? YES. This isnt a "Yes, because I want it to" this is a "yes, because FOX & WB will reach an understanding that makes it possible" feeling. It will only be a 13 episode season. I am not naive enough to think they are rolling out a full season order. I also expect FOX to be VERY up front with the shows creators, crew, cast & fans that this will be it, there will be no season 6. But they will give them a 1/2 season to give the show a real send off, a real definitive ending that will resolve as many questions as they can. FOX is getting a lot of flack from fans that they are "screwing over" Fringe repeatedly. I can see the reasoning for this logic, but in reality, I think the people in charge at FOX have actually tried to keep it alive as long as it can.
Truth is Fringe is a thinking mans shows. Its a show you have to pay attention to & has many moving parts. Unfortunately, society doesnt want that from television usually. It is more happy with brainless reality shows. Lets face it, even those of you who watch shows like American Idol or Dancing With the stars will admit, its braindead tv. There is nothing to it, its fluff entertainment. Sadly, this is what sells.
I think its been to FOX's credit they have given Fringe 4 (probably 5) seasons despite lowering ratings. Someone at FOX obviously understands the quality vs quantity dilemma & is willing to back it, despite it being an obvious cash strain.
Getting back on track here... this is the last set of "new" photos I might have if worse case scenario happens & FOX pulls the plug.
I posted a few other photos from this set in this blog post http://canadagraphs.weebly.com/1/post/2012/04/fringe-shooting-a-few-scenes-with-walter-peter-olivia-astringenterr-i-mean-astrid.html of multiple cast photos. This blog is for individual shots..... so enjoy.
Another Fringe set featuring in order....
Jasika Nicole - "Astrid Farnsworth"
Anna Torv - "Olivia Dunham"
John Noble - "Walter Bishop"
Joshua Jackson "Peter Bishop"
and a couple bonus shots of the Waltermobile.
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The last Fringe set I stumbled across in season 4 (and dare I say... if FOX does the unspeakable..the last set I'll ever see) was back in February & judging by the time compared to the last shoot I saw (only a few days prior) this should be for episode 418, which airs TONIGHT!
This was a major moment for myself. I had photographed Olivia, Lincoln, Peter, Walter, Broyles, Nina & even a couple of their alt-world versions... but I had never photographed Astro... sorry, I mean Asterisk, till this day.
For the 1st time in my experiences, Jasika Nicole was on set shooting. I had met Jasika a couple times in the past, once on set where she was in fact not working but just passing by, and a couple times at the airport. But this was the 1st time i had seen her working on Fringe.
Also kind of fitting (if this IS my last Fringe set) that they had the whole main gang together for it. Walter, Peter, Olivia & Asirin, all together for once.
There wasnt a lot to the scene I can really tell you other than Olivia & Peter come walking from 1 direction, while Walter & Asteroid come from his car & meet them in the middle. They then converse a bit, and head inside a building.
Below are some of the photos I took that day where 2 or more cast were in 1 shot.. A few Peter & Olivia shots. Walter & Ostrich shots. Peter, Walter & Ashram shots. As well as the whole group in 1 frame, Peter, Walter, Olivia & Claire.
I will post more photos from this days shoot later. Those will be solo shots of Olivia, Walter, Peter & ASTRID.
1 last set of photos from Fringe episode 417 - 2 Lincoln Lees and 1 Fauxlivia - Seth Gabel and Anna Torv
The day after the dramatic scene where Alt-Lincoln is killed (and I didnt even know it at the time) in episode 417 of Fringe that I posted about earlier this week (http://canadagraphs.weebly.com/1/post/2012/04/fringe-filming-episode-417-everything-in-its-place-pics-of-fauxlivia-lincoln-guest-cast.html ), I found the Fringe shoot again. This time a 2 minute walk from my house. They were filming scenes that were shown earlier in the episode, before Alt-Lincoln was fatally shot by a sniper.
The scenes involved Fauxlivia & both Lincolns outside a church (played by St. James Anglican Church) as they were going inside to investigate the Fringe event. It was a short scene, but it was important for moving along the storyline, as it showed our world Lincolns growing fascination & interest for Fauxlivia.
Another thing. Many times I take pics that dont get posted. A LOT of those is the background design & art work done stuff. So today, here is a little shout out to the art team & set designers who do a terrific job on the show. I start off with a couple photos from their handiwork of the fake walls, quarantine poster & the quarantine barriers (which actually weigh very little & arent made out of cement... but look like real barriers even up close).
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So here are some more pics from the filming I saw for Ep 417. For those who already saw the other set of Fauxlivia shots with her big machine gun ( http://canadagraphs.weebly.com/1/post/2012/04/fringe-filming-episode-417-everything-in-its-right-place-fauxlivia-with-a-big-gun.html ) here is a few other photos from the scene they shot.
The scene seems to start with both Lincolns & Fauxlivia getting a prisoner into a Fringe Dept transportation vehicle in the Alt-universe. Before they have a chance to do this however, some gunfire takes place, Alt-Lincoln protects the "prisoner" while Olivia & our world Lincoln engage in firing back at the mystery person(s).
Fauxlivia ges running to grab a big machine gun while Lincoln covers her. I really wish my camera picked up the smaller details, because I took pics of Lincoln firing off several shots in a row & although they were blanks, there was still smoke/something that comes off the gun as they shoot. Sadly, my camera didnt pick up these details... or the 10+ shots I took during the 10 or so shots he took were perfectly timed to miss them all.
Below is pics from various stages of the filming. Not neccesarily int he order the scene was shot.... as well, a few candid photos of Seth & Anna on breaks.
I apologize for some of them not being crisp & clear, lighting on this day was terrible for those of us having to stand back & shoot...even though it was daylight.
This episode of Fringe airs Friday April, 6, 2012 at 9 PM on FOX.
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Back in February I ran across the Fringe set 3 times in about 5 days. The 1st unit was this scene shot across the street from Victory Square (which Fringe has used before) for a scene that consisted of a shoot out between Fringe Division in the Alt-world & a sniper(s) on a rooftop.
The coolest part of this scene was when FauxLivia (Anna Torv) went running by Lincoln to grab a massive machine gun to use in defending themselves from themselves from the attack.
While I did manage lots of photos of her with the gun, many of them were so poor because of the lighting set ups. Even in mid-day, a lot of the shots I took were pretty grainy because of the angles their production had equipment at. below is some of the better ones I managed.
There will be more photos from this set coming up in my next blog post
This episode of Fringe airs Friday, April 6th,2012 @ 9 PM on FOX.
REMINDER - Do not post photos on your site/blog/tumblr page etc without properly linking the article and DO NOT remove the tags. Seemed to be a little rash of Fringe fans/sites doing this recently. If you want them untagged, they are for sale... as are autographs in the gallery on the left side.
Better late than never, right?
Sorry Glee fans, sometimes things dont get posted immedately & eventually get buried under new, fresh stuff.
Such is the case with the pics of Cory Monteith I took in May, 2011 while he was in Vancouver with his band Bonnie Dune.
Happy to say Cory was a great guy. He stopped & took photos & signed for all the fans there. Even with some of us, clearly not being Glee fans, he didnt discriminate & signed willingly & signed lots. Good Canadian Kid. Hope big things for him.
So, here they are.... only 10 months later....
This past summer, I was in Toronto at the Toronto International Film Festival. The list of celebs I planned to find was long, and it included a girl that was getting big hype for her role in a movie that was going to be released in 2012, The Hunger Games. That girl - Jennifer Lawrence. However, Ms. Lawrence cancelled her appearance...and thus my 1st effort to meet any of the cast from the movie was thwarted.
Fast forward about 2 1/2 months & I am at the airport 1 night for someone, and am told by a buddy "hey, will you help me with someone when they come in, I assure you have nothing for him". Ok, seems reasonable enough.
Eventually, a very fit blonde actor strolled thru, it was another cast member from The Hunger Games, Alexander Ludwig.
Ludwig plays Cato in the series. He is a vampire who sparkles in the sunligh.... wait, I am getting my phenomenons mixed up. Cato is actually a physically strong, fearsome and possibly crazy competitor who Katniss eventually kills.
These shots were from back in November, 2011 before the hype machine had really started to peak. He was friendly, accomodating & happy to be noticed it seemed. Alex was returning from his schooling in USC for a break to see his family & friends before returning to finish his studies in theatre.
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.