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.
SPOILERS ATTACHED IN BLOG & PHOTOS- do not read or view photos if you dont want to know anything about upcoming episodes.
Been a busy couple weeks for my park. First there was a TV movie here with Jennifer Morrison from House & AJ Cook from Criminal Minds a couple weeks ago, now yesterday Supernatural rolled in, for at least the 3rd time within a 2 block walk of my house since I moved here 4 1/2 yrs ago.
This time they were filming a variety of scenes that had Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester) & Lindsey McKeon (Tessa) walking down 2 different sides of the street exchanging dialogue. Of course, I couldnt hear what was being said, but I was able to take some shots of it.
on that note...I find it odd that after shooting 3 different spots on the block, 2 of which I shot for a considerable amount of time without raising an eye, they decided to DEMAND (not ask, but demand I stop) that I stop taking photos....ON THE LAST TAKE of the last outside scene. A bit late, dontchathink?
This actually isnt the first time I have had the crew for SPN try & make demands of me that legally, they dont have the rights to do. But I respected their demand the first time, after voicing my annoyance to the poorly informed peon that actually thought he had the right to tell me I couldnt take photos of something going on in public, standing on public property. A couple hours alter, a different set person would come over & try to tell me the same thing. Again, in a demanding tone. Not asking, but telling. "You CANT take pictures." is not asking...which is all they legally have the right to do. If it werent for the fact light was getting dim by this point, I would have truthfully put up a pretty stubborn stand off over it. Once, I will usually tolerate...but twice?? Saddest part of this, they have told me before I MUST do something, even though I am on public property. I have not had another set give me as much misinformed BS as this crew. Wonder who is telling them to step over their boundaries?
After they finished exteriors. They went inside a store to film more scenes, and were still there till light outside was pretty much gone for shooting anything of Jensen walking back or forth.
Once they wrapped in the store, they moved across the street to an abandoned warehouse. It was now dark, I was across the street and the compund was all gated in with the trailers inside the compound...so I decided, good time to pull the plug. Just as I decided to, I noticed Lindsey get in the truck with her things & leave...I assume, she was done for the day.
For the record, I never saw Jared on set at all...perhaps he was in the warehouse scenes at some point?? But if he was, I didnt see him show up...but that doesnt mean he couldnt have been, as I was gone for stretches at a time.
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.