A few weeks ago I ran across the set for Supernatural in New Westminster. They were using a popular restaurant in town, Burger Heaven to do a scene involving a returning character, Garth (played by 1 of the top 5 skinny actors in the world - DJ Qualls).
Although there was not a lot I saw of the scene, I snagged a few frames of Mr. Q hanging around waiting to film & a couple of him just as he started doing his scene, where he enters the restaurant.
After I saw a couple takes of this scene being done, I left, and shortly after came across the trailers for "Garth" & "Randy Baxter" (played by former "Good Rockin' Tonight" host Terry David Mulligan).
The episode he was filming, 718, is titled "Party On, Garth" & from synopsis I have read elsewhere will feature Sam & Dean helping Garth defeat a Japanese creature called a Shojo. Only other detail I know of it comes from Terry David Mulligans tweet where he says he says DJ Qualls gets to taser him. https://twitter.com/#!/TDMulligan/statuses/171766277227036672
The return of Garth is in this weeks episode on Friday, 9 PM local time on The CW.
EDIT - you can see a few other photos from this episode (including a different set on a different day) at this blog post from this twitter user @susangittins http://yvrshoots.com/2012/03/dj-qualls-returns-to-supernatural-to-party-on-garth.html
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I promised all of you more photos from the scenes back in December that I shot on the coldest day of the year of Peter Bishop (Josh Jackson) & Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) doing a kissing scene for episode 15 "A Shortr Story About Love".
Of course, for those of you up to date on the show this scene might seem more of a dream sequence now than a real time sequence that all of you hoped for when I posted the first batch of photos back then with the way the recent episode panned out.
Below is a few of the pics from that night... like I said, none were terribly "great" but you all get the idea.
I originally promised to hold off on posting these photos till the week of the episode, but was strongly considering posting them earlier after discussing the situation that unfolded around me holding them back with others. the point that was most often brought up and I agree with is... the people begging me not to post them because they "abhor spoilers" are hypocritical in saying that.... as they themselves SAW the spoiler...and then bragged about it on a public forum. Why should those people unable to be there on that night miss the chance to see what the fans saw that night before the episode airs?
That is in the past, what matters now is... figuring out what context these images are from... real life, or a fantasy?
Coming soon..... a video of 1 of their practice takes.
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So last Wednesday night I made the short 10 minute walk down to Gastown to watch a verrrrrry spoilery scene for the show Fringe.
On the film notice they gave local residents & businesses to warn them of the filming, they added a piece of info that made more people than usual want to come out & see the scene. The scene speicifically called for "2 main actors to kiss". Of course the addition of "main actors" was notable, as it meant it was going to be out of the core 7 regulars Josh, Anna, Seth, John, Jasika, Blair or Lance. Of course the vast majority of people had narrowed it down to 2 probable couples. Joshua & Anna, or Seth & Anna. Of course, almost every person that came to that decision was hoping the couple would be Josh & Anna.
I went down earlier in the afternoon to see what I could see for them setting up the scene & hopefully catch them filming somewhere else close by, which is often the case. Today was sadly not 1 of those cases, as they spent the 1st part of the day in studio. To make this worse, Wednesday was the coldest day this winter, with the temperature dipping into the double digits below freezing. Even more random, it was colder in the middle of the afternoon, than it was later that evening once it was dark when the scene was shot.
I came back around 6 PM & the final touches were being done on prepping the area for the scene. I assumed they were going to be filming on 1 corner, as it turned out, the scene was actuallly on the street directly across from this...which made a couple things problematic. 1, we would be quite far away from the actual scene being shot...and 2, Could not just sit inside 1 of the several restaraunts/stores to stay warm and still see what was going on.
Eventually they started the filming. At first, only 1 main actor was seen. It was Anna Torv (Agent Olivia Dunham) in her "our world" look. She drives a car up, parks it, gets out & starts walking down a street. Nothing overly special. Certainly not the big spoilery scene advertised. I joked with another regular of film shoots that it seemed strange they hadadded that part on the film list as it wasnt needed, and she joked the fans were going to be mad when they dont actually film that scene.
Eventually they finished that take & moved equipment around to set up for the next angle of the scene. While they did that, I noticed the second actor that was going to be needed for the scene. Joshua Jackson was on set, hanging around in the frigid conditions chatting with crew & seeming unfaszed by the considerably chilly conditions by Vancouver standards. He was talking with everyone, hugging people, giving out kisses to female crew members, it was as if he hadnt been there for a year. Him & Anna shared a few laughs along with 3 or 4 other crew all huddled about in the middle of the street, then a call to start the scene was made and everyone took off for their positions.
The 1st take was Olivia walking down the street as before, then Peter comes towards her out of nowhere & they run up to each other, Peter grabs her and spins her around with 1 arm. No kiss. Clearly just a practice run for the later shot. After that take the crew did final adjustments, while Josh took off from the set. I tried to get his autograph as he hurried away & he said "I'm coming right back, I just have to move my car" and he wasnt joking... he literally had to go & move his car. A few minutes later he was back on set & ready to shoot again.
They did a couple more takes of Peter grabbing her & spinning her around, but still never seemed to be a kiss. We were then asked by crew to not photograph anything & of course everyone for the mostpart did as asked, the occasional newcomer to the crowd would not obey, and eventually they crew just gave up asking people again.
During another long break while they changed camera angles, I managed to get Joshua to sign a few autographs. He stopped to do photos with some fans & autographs for others.
As more & more takes took place, the scene became more & more passionate. First it was just a grab & spin her around, then it was grabbing her, holding her closely, spinning her around & gazing at each other... then eventually, they added a kiss... then it turned into a long kiss.
Shortly after 1 of the set of takes, I got Anna to sign some autographs for me, and with MY part of the mission completed... I opted to go home as I was starting to feel the cold a lot more than I did 3 hrs earlier when I 1st got there.
If there was more to the scene afterwards I didnt see. It was too cold to wait it out all night... although by the time I left, they had less than 2 hrs of filming time left, so there probably was not much mo Below is some of the pics from my shoot. I wish I had my old camera. Although it still wouldnt have been perfect from that distance, they would have been a little less grainy/fuzzy.
As I said to some of you, I would post a a couple of the pics from the main moments of the scene, but not the best ones. So, that is whats here... a couple pics so you can SORTA see what happened. For pics that are better, you will just have to check back the week of the episode. I'll post more from this scene then.
Also, dont forget to vote for Peter & Olivia in the "Best Of TV Polls" going on RIGHT NOW! Some polls have already wrapped, more wrap today, including best couple. Others like best actor/actress in a sci-fi & best sci-fi show wrap later this week.
So today actor/director Ron Howard posted a tweeted I was frankly shocked took so long. https://twitter.com/#!/RealRonHoward/status/16087886453
his daughter, actress Bryce Dallas Howard (Twilight, 50/50, The Help) and her husband Seth Gabel (Fringe) gave birth to a new baby girl. The girl Beatrice Jean Howard-Gabel was actually born 2 days ago on January 19th, but only now is news of the joyous moment making its way to the internet thru the proud grandpas tweet.
I have met both Seth & Bryce many times & they are both classy as they get in the celebrity circles.
In celebration of this event for the couple. Here is some pics of the proud papa that I took awhile ago that I frankly, forgot to post.
Its Seth Gabel playing Lincoln Lee on the set of Fringe here in Vancouver. Unsure what the episode # for this is, but it was filmed November, 1st, 2011.
Congratulations to Seth & Bryce on your new daughter.
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Earlier this week I beared the reasonably cold weather Vancouver has had this week to go down to a rare Supernatural downtown location shoot.
The 1st location I stumbled on was not yet in use, but was being prepped for a later shoot. It included putting up fake signs for an Animal Shelter in Idaho. Shortly after I came across the current filming location.
There I found Sam (Jared Padalecki) & Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester doing what they do best. Pretending to be someone else. They were inside a police crime area, with a cop car, ambulance, coroner & a red truck scattered about in the area from "Kootenai County" which a friend of mine from idaho instantly told me is the Couer d'Alene area of Northern Idaho. The boys were doing scenes where they chatted with a shorter older man man then followed him over to a different spot. Short, boring, and not overly spoiler inducing.
A little later on there was a scene with a man & a dog coming out of the makeshift pet shelter I talked about earlier. I only stayed for a couple takes of this scene as it was fudgin cold out, and no primary actors were there for it. The scene seemed to be the man walking with a limp, and bringing his dog out of the shelter, putting him on the ground, walking to an alley & then looking down the alley at "something".
Last set of the evening was across the street from the "animal shelter" where I saw 2 actors doing a scene. The 1/2 dozen or so hardcore fans that waited around all instantly noticed 1, Mr. Sam Winchester... but I was shocked that I seemed to be the only 1 who immediately noticed the other man... Mark Pellegrino. We were told to all stand back so far that we couldnt see much except the very beginning second or so of the scene that Sam & Lucifer did. It entailed Sam walking into an alley reading a piece of paper, and Lucifer of course tagging along.
After that scene was filmed. The main actors were wrapped, and they moved inside for scenes without any of the primary actors, and I decided to call it a night, since I was going to be busy for a couple more days this week, and the weather was expected to be even several degrees colder (which it was) over those days & I was still fighting a cold.
If you follow me on twitter, I am sure you have seen me rant frequently lately about how shitty my camera is. Again, I feel it let me down. My old camera, although it wouldnt have aced any of the pics, would have probably still done at least 30-50% better, and thus, there would have been a few less grainy/fuzzy/blurry shots than there is in the batch below.
Last week I took the hour or so trip to the far end of Richmond by skytrain & bus to the small village of Steveston. Of course, most Once Upon A Time (finalist for Best New Program in our Best Of TV Awards 2011 polls) fans know, Steveston is where much of downtown Storybrooke is set.
This week they were filming scenes for episode 15, which I found out later is being directed by Tremors director Ron Underwood which from what I have been told is supposed to centre around the character of Little Red Riding Hood/Ruby (played by actress Meghan Ory). So I headed out there, as Meghan was 1 of the few cast members on the show I have yet to get autographs from.
Earlier in the day I saw a scene with Ginnifer Goodwin as Mary Margaret & Beverly Elliott as Granny being shot that I posted earlier in this blog. http://canadagraphs.weebly.com/1/post/2012/01/once-upon-a-time-photos-of-ginnifer-goodwin-and-beverly-elliott-doing-scenes-for-episode-15-of-season-1-in-steveston.html
Later in the day Sherriff Emma Swan (played by Best Of TV Awards 2011 Multiple category finalist - Jennifer Morrison) showed up to shoot some scenes inside & later outside the "Storrybrooke Pet Shelter". The earlier scenes that were shot inside were not seen by the public, but later she did a scene where she would show up, walkin side hastily & and have a conversation with other actors. Josh Dallas & Ginnifer Goodwin were inside the store for the scene, but I dont know if Jennifer was talking to, or with them in the scene.
Below is a few pics from Jennifer on that day... along with a couple pics of the set, and the Sheriffs car.
Once Upon A Time photos of Ginnifer Goodwin and Beverly Elliott doing scenes for episode 15 of season 1 in Steveston
Earlier this week I took the hour or so trip to the far end of Richmond by skytrain & bus to the small village of Steveston. Of course, as most fans of Once Upon A Time (Best New Show finalist in the Best Of TV Awards 2011 polls) know, Steveston is where much of downtown Storybrooke is set.
This week they were filming scenes for episode 15, which from what I have been told is supposed to centre around the character of Little Red Riding Hood/Ruby (played by actress Meghan Ory). So I headed out there, as Meghan was 1 of the few cast members on the show I have yet to get autographs from.
When I got out there I found Mary Margaret Blanchard (played by Best Actress In an Action/drama finalist in our Best Of TV Awards 2011 polls, Ginnifer Goodwin) & Granny (played by Beverly Elliott) doing a scene right on the corner I was heading down. No sign of Ms. Ory at that time, but I took some shots of the scene between Goodwin & Elliott. After their scene wrapped, myself & another local hound went across the street to get autographs. he went for Ginny, while I went for someone I had not gotten before... Beverly Elliott. She was quite amazed I had a photo of her, asked where I got it. I asked if she had seen it before & she said "yes, but not blown up into a photo", she signed it & thanked me for being there.
Later on I in the evening found Ginnifer back at the set. She walked over to an ice cream shop that I had earlier wondered if it was being used for a scene or just a product of clever advertising. It had in its window a riddle promoting "Red Riding Hood Ice Cream". I saw Ginny, Jared Gilmore & several of his school class mate cast members in there enjoying ice cream on what was a very cold day already. At first, I assumed they were shooting scenes in there...but later came to realize, nope, it was just an ice cream stop during a breaking in shooting.
At that point Jared was told he was wrapped for the day, while Ginny hurried back to the set where she still had a scene to do with Jennifer Morrison & Josh Dallas, where she would be inside & out of sight.
I never actually ran into Meghan Ory the day I was there. She wrapped her day scenes shortly before I got there...and was there fir night scenes shortly after I left. Had the weather not been so bitterly cold, I might have braved it for a bit longer that day. But at least I didnt go away shut out, as I got a few pics from scenes, and an autograph from a cast member I had yet to meet.
Below is a few pics from the day & a couple of different props & set locations, including the Dr. Hoppers office door & Ruby's car.... which appears to be just fine after the fender bender it was in earlier in the season.
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.