Supernatural filming the season 7 FINALE - Jim Beaver & Larissa Gomes on Set. Misha Collins, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki at different set.
Back in mid-April, The CW hit Supernatural was filming scenes for their season 7 finale.
Twice I stumbled across their sets.
First was on the evening/night of April 11th in historic Gastown. Earlier in the day scenes were shot inside an office above Boneta Restaraunt. Unfortunately, I never got to see any of that.
Later that evening, they shot up the street from there, the scene was of a woman, who at that time I didnt know to be anyone special... of course NOW, I know her to be the maid that Bobby has possessed. She was walking along with a newspaper folded under her arm with a picture of Dick Roman on it.
Another scene later, was shot with her & Bobby both looking in the window of an electronics store where the TV 's all were advertising the message on a "Breaking News" bulletin that Dick Roman had bought Sucrocorp.
Later, a scene was done in al elley way, unfortunately I have no idea what went on in there.... I saw Jim Beaver & Larissa Gomes (Louise the maid that Bobby possessed) go down into the alley & at the time I just assumed it was going to be them fighting each other, or something along those lines, since the film notice said a fight scene would happen down there... of course, now knowing that Bobby/Louise are 1 in the same, I wonder who the fight was with now.
A few days later, I found the set in South Burnaby in a business park, behind a lot of fences.
Unfortunately, I never really saw any of the filming as the set was down in a little nook covered by walls & crew. I did however catch Jensen Ackles & Misha Collins hanging out & chatting with each other for 20-30 mins. At times, there was long lulls as 1 or both were engrossed in their phones, at other times, they seemed to be having quite animated conversations that I cant be sure of the nature... but I have taken my best shot at translating in some of the photos below.
I did see Jared Padalecki there, but only breifly, and never got much of a chance to get any pics of him facing me.
Here are the photos from the scene & Jensen & Misha chatting. I hope you enjoy.
Suernatural season 7 finale is on FRIDAY May 18th on The CW @ 9PM ET/PT
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
If you dont want to read any spoilers.... DO NOT READ THIS POST OR LOOK AT PHOTOS IN THIS POST!!!
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 a rare stroll out to New Westminster After an even rarer doctors appointment, I went over to find the SPN crew working at a court house. At that location the crew decided to pull umbrellas on me...even though I didnt even have a camera out yet. Despite that, I still saw Jared & Jensen leaving the set. I HAD planned to leave shortly afterwards, but when they decided to play games I decided I was spending my night hanging around New West as I knew they had another shoot later in an area just 1 block from where I grew up.... gave me a chance to see the old neighbourhood... as I havent really been back there since moving out of NW.
In the downtime I sent out a tweet to a certain bodyguard trying to diffuse any further shenanigans, since hes the primary demander of said foolishness. I pointed out how I knew where the stars trailers were, how I could have, if I so chose, shot them from 3 different sides unobstructed (and unseen) and how I have respected that boundary.... but, if the absurd games want to continue, I could be more intrusive (legally) in how I get photos. I never got any response from my observation. Which didnt surprise me too much, still a bit disappointing to think an olive branch would be disregarded with such defiance as to umbrella up an hr later again. Perhaps he never read it? Who knows. Perhaps next time I am at set, I will see the desired results of my suggestion? We've been told no autographs at set, so we respect that. I have respected that rule, I have avoided shooting them at their home away from home. I go to the set to get a few pics. I understand if, as I have been told before (legitimate request) that we're in the actors sightline or "in frame" (often exaggerated...but we accept it still most of the time) being asked to move or dont shoot. But, when your 150 ft back, behind the actor and the camera....theres zero excuse for these actions.
The shoot in the evening was down at the edge of a lot. It entailed current sexiest actor, best sci-fi actor & favorite character nominee in the Best Of TV 2011 Awards, Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester) getting out of a car hesitantly. Not much to the scene, and I cant even be sure if someone else was in the car with him. I can say for sure Jared wasnt seen at that location.
The crew again was being aggressive in trying to stop ME and 3 fans that were there from seeing anything. As the evening went on 1 of the fans too the initiative to walk over to another corner that we were previously shooed from but was now clearly open as the camera wasnt shooting that way. This annoyed the set security guard Clif & his umbrella twirling sidekick. It then donned on everyone, spread out, and they will have to either put 4 people out trying to block us, or talk to us. They chose to send someone over to talk to us. I made the case that we didnt HAVE to co-operate...to an extent. I told him straight out, stop the umbrella BS, we stop spreading out, plain and simple. Lo & behold, the next (and final scene) of the night they stopped the games & allowed us a chance to get a few pics.
I got a couple (moderately grainy) shots & a person I know thru being at sets got a couple herself & volunteered them to me to use for no other reason than her own annoyance with how the set was dealing with her & the other 2 fans that were there just because they had cameras....despite being approx 150-200 feet away.
Its certanly not my largest set of SPN pics, but I know you fans want SOMETHING...so here they are.
Here are a few pics from earlier this month on the set of Supernatural.
I got the pics from a friend who was at the set, so I do not have the rights to sell these as with all my other sets. But, she did allow me to post them so that all of you can see them.
The pics are of Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester), Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester) and guest star that week DJ Qualls (a hunter...no more info is known yet) on set.
These pics were from the last day of shooting for DJ who made headlines while being in Vancouver when his trip started off being roughed up by Police while trying to ID someone to the cops after he witnessed someone assaulting someone downtown.
Of course, bigger news from the Supernatural world to come out this week, is the announcement from Jared on his twitter that his wife, Genievieve Padalecki is pregnant and expecting the couples 1st child. Congratulations to the couple.
Photo Credits - @CJJavaJunky on twitter.
The 2nd video from the Supernatural filming the other day. Told you there wasnt much to it.
Even less to see in this 1, as you really can only see Jared for most of it, since Jensen is behind a post.
Thanks to the anonymous filmer of these videos who asked not to be credited (wise move - considering Cliffyboy claims he lets fans take pics). Wonder if these FAN vids will send Clif into an ALL CAPS RAGE and just try to stop anyone from taking pics or filming now. Dont worry Tiny, I'm sure the company thinks your still doing a stand up job of blocking SOME photos from being taken, as well as representing the company in a good light by making disrespectful gestures at people on camera and boasting about it on the internet. The CW must be proud of that.
So Thursday there was a couple scenes done for Supernatural downtown.
I was lucky enough that someone with a little handheld camera phone taped a few seconds of 1 of the scenes for me.
There isnt much to the scene. Just Dean walking away while Sam stands there.... but, I suppose its better than nothing for all of you.
I'll post it on youtube sometime later this week for those who arent having luck seeing it here for whatever reasons... so dont try posting this on youtube, or your own personal sites...it will get taken down... as some of you are already aware of. Simply link to this blog.
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.