Apologies in advance for how grainy/fuzzy a few of the pics are. It was a relatively new camera at the time and I still was learning some of the settings, and apparently had something set on it that was not optimal.
In early April, Once Upon A Time wrapped their 4th season. One of their last days of filming was on location in Steveston, which is their often used location for part of downtown Storybrooke.
On this day they shot a couple scenes through out the day. starting in the early morning. A scene was shot which had several of the cast members laying on the ground including Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Timothy Webber and possibly Sean Maguire from what I could see. There may have been more that were out of view from me. Also in the scene was Jared Gilmore, but he seemed to be standing through it all.
What happened in the scene, I don't really know. Out of context, it really didn't make much sense to me, or others watching. Scenes often don't, but some of the time you can piece together what the general idea is...this was not one of those times.
After they shot that scene, the actors for the night scenes came out, did a quick read thru/rehearsal for the scene before heading back to their trailers to wait for night fall.
After they wrapped the daytime scene, they took a long break as they waited for the sun to set to shoot night scenes in the middle of downtown Steveston.
The night scenes consisted of Sean Maguire, Lana Parrilla, Colin O'Donogue, Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas and Ginnifer Goodwin shooting scenes in the middle of the street.
The scene appears to have some type of magic involved as the Regina Mills is frozen in the middle of the road, restrained by some unseen force. Robin Hood tries to rescue her, but is sent away by the "force". Eventually Emma comes in with Rumplestiltstins dagger and does her best He-Man impersonation which seemingly releases Regina from the mystery grip, and causes Emma to apparently vanish. Captain Hook looks on while Emma holds the dagger up and seemingly tries to convince her to not do whatever it is shes doing. Off to the side Snow White & Prince Charming stand in shock & horror as they watch all of this take place.
With this shoot being their last run in Steveston for the season most of the cast were quite good about coming over at 1 point or another to meet fans & sign autographs. Lana, Jennifer, Colin, Josh and Sean all met with the fans at different times throughout the night.
Once Upon A Time is nominated for May Madness, which is going on right now. You can vote HERE on current matches.
Once Upon A Time autographs can be found HERE
Once Upon A Time airs their 2 part season finale tonight (May 10, 2015) on ABC in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada
Once Upon A Time shoots scenes for episode 412 in Steveston with several cast including 2 new big baddies.
THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS PHOTOS AND BREIF SCENE DESCRIPTIONS FOR EPISODE 412 OF "ONCE UPON A TIME". If you have not seen this episode and do not want to read or see possible spoilers from the episode, do not continue.
Back in November I caught the cast & crew of the ABC fantasy series Once Upon A Time shooting in Steveston for episode 412.
Like many trips to Steveston, the crew squeezed in as many scenes as they could to the small fishing village that stands in for Storybrooke, Maine.
With so many scenes set for the day, once again I saw many different cast throughout the day.
When I first got there, I saw Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Ginnifer Goodwin, Colin O'Donoghue & Emilie de Ravin shooting scenes in the middle of Monctor Street (aka - Main street in Storybrooke). The scene had Regina & Emma run towards something, then Hook, Mary & Belle come up behind shortly after.
In between takes the women eagerly grabbed their winter jackets to keep warm as Steveston has a reputation for being several degrees cooler than most other places in the Lower Mainland, while Colin seemingly seemed ok in his Hook attire. They continued filming with these 5 in the middle of the street before moving on to more scenes.
Then the crew moved on to scenes where Lana & Jared Gilmore shoot a quick scene that seems to show Henry getting ready to go to school (seriously, does this kid ever actually go to school anymore? Also, who is teaching the kids?? Mary seems busy with other things).
Next up was a scene where Jennifer drives down a street in the yellow Volkswagen Beetle that everyone knows as Emma Swan's car. Her passenger.... none other than Regina.
A little later, there was a scene next to Mr. Golds with Colin & Jen where they exchange a couple quick words, a quick hug/kiss and proceed along the sidewalk with their arms around each other. At the time I thought I had found a great spot to sneak pics of this scene.... only to find out when I walked around where the crowd was watching from they had a pretty good view of the scene as well.
Finally, scenes were done after it got dark in the middle of Moncton Street with Robert Carlyle and 2 cast members I had never seen prior to that moment. Victoria Smurfit & Merrin Dungey. Of course there has been plenty of news since this scene was shot about the 3 big bads of the back end of season 4 being Kristin Bauer van Straten as Maleficent, Smurfit as Cruella De Vil and Dungey as Ursula.... but at that time, no one really knew who Dungey was yet except for a couple fans that recognized her instantly.
The scene showed Cruella, Ursula and Mr. Gold walking aright down the middle of Main street talking and part or all of the topic of conversation seemed to be about Regina from what I could make out from snippets of conversation during the takes.
Once Upon A Time returns NEXT WEEK, Sunday March 1st on ABC in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
Once Upon A Time shoots scenes for episode 409 "Fall" with Jennifer Morrison and Georgina Haig in Steveston.
This post may contain spoilers for episode 409 of ONCE UPON A TIME. Please DO NOT continue reading or viewing photos if you do not want to see or read anything about the episode prior to its airing.
Once Upon A Time shot scenes for episode 409 "Fall" in Stevenston, BC in early October.
Several scenes were shot through out the day, and I will get to the others soon. This particular scene was between Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) and Elsa (Georgina Haig) in which they both seemed to wander across downtown Storybrooke from near Mr. Golds to the library following a pendant that Elsa is holding.
In the scene you can clearly see Elsa wearing her yellow ribbon on her wrist, although Emma has one on in the scene, it does not seem to be as visible.
More sets from this shoot will be posted later, including scenes with Elsa, Anna and Kristoff. As well as scenes between Mr. Gold, Captain Hook & Belle.
Once Upon A Time is up for several awards in the 2014 Best Of TV Awards going on right now here.
Season 4 of Once Upon A Time airs Sunday nights (except for next week) on ABC in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
In early October I caught up with Once Upon A Time in downtown Vancouver shooting a scene for a season 4 episode (I Believe ep 8, but could have been for 7 or 9... its been so long I forgot what ep they were on then)
The scene entailed Elizabeth Mitchell in full Snow Queen garb showing up thru a mystery door in the middle of a major metropolis (I suspect NYC) in the 1980s. Background people were supplied with a variety of 1980s style clothes and possessions such as walkmans & brick cell phones. Of course solidifying the 1980s theme.... the TRON poster (Eddie Kitsis & Adam Horowitz wrote the 2010 version) cleverly placed behind where they were shooting.
Once Upon A Time has nominations in several 2014 Best Of TV Awards categories which voting has begun on here.
Once Upon A Time can be seen Sunday nights on ABC in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
Once Upon A Time films scene for episode 401 with Faustino Di Bauda, Lee Arenberg, Colin O'Donoghue, Jennifer Morrison and Josh Dallas
Better late than never?
Here are some pics of Once Upon A Time shooting a scene for episode 401, including where Grumpy yells the line about there being an "evil snowman, run"
I had so many photos from that shoot that these just got lost in the backlog of a multitude of other posts that others asked for 1st.
So, hope you enjoy these shots of Lee Arenberg as Leroy, Faustino Di Bauda as Walter, Colin O'Donoghue as Killian, Jennifer Morrison as Emma and Josh Dallas as David encountering the massive snowman that Elsa unleashed on Storybrooke in the season premiere.
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR EPISODES 401,403 AND 404 OF "ONCE UPON A TIME". If you do not want to read or see possible spoilers from those episodes prior to their airing...please do not continue.
The 4th season of the hit ABC fantasy drama "Once Upon A Time" premieres tomorrow night on ABC.
This season is going to feature a 9 episode story arc centred around the hit Disney billion dollar movie "Frozen".
They have cast several characters from the movie for this story arc, and I was the 1st person to post photos of Elizabeth Mitchell on set, and the 1st to post a pic of Georgina Haig filming a scene back when they filmed in Steveston a couple months ago. Also cast in the arc are Elizabeth Lail as Anna and Scott Michael Foster as Kristoff.
Georgina Haig, formerly from "Fringe" has been cast as Queen Elsa. She did scenes throughout a 2 day shoot with Colin O'Donoghue as Captain Hook & Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, but for the mostpart did just solo scenes. Some of the other scenes shot over the 2 days were reactionary scenes to the arrival of the Elsa character, including some with Faustino Di Bauda, Lee Arenberg and Josh Dallas.
Georgina did 1 night shoot scene where we see her at Mr. Gold's pawn shop. What could she be looking for in there? That will be a mystery we wont know the answer to till the season begins.
I caught up with Georgina twice over the 2 day shoot. The 1st time as she was leaving the set earlier in the day on day 1. She sat in her transportation vehicle & willingly signed for the 1/2 dozen people there before being Driven off. The second time was after the end of day 2. I called out to her as she prepared to leave set after shooting her night scene. She did not hesitate to come over to the couple dozen fans still waiting around at 1:30 AMish She signed autographs, and took a couple photos with fans in her Elsa dress (partially covered by a jacket).
A few weeks later, back in Steveston, the arrival of another Frozen character was seen as Elizabeth Mitchell shot scenes. Her character is The Snow Queen, who we first see filming scenes as the proprietor of a sundae shop called "Any Given Sundae" while Lee Arenberg, Beverley Elliott and Raphael Sbarge go storming by her. My next trip out to Steveston a week later after seeing her dressed as a shop owner, we see her, in full Snow Queen garb being chased thru the streets and alleys of Storybrooke by the towns Sheriff, and former bounty hunter Emma.
Once Upon A Time will run with the Frozen theme for 9 episodes to start season 4, then it will be gone. The 1st of these episodes airs tomorrow night September 28, 2014 on ABC in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
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Once Upon A Time shoots scenes for episode 403 in Steveston - 13 cast members on set at various times of the day
THIS BLOG POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 403 OF "ONCE UPON A TIME".
If you DO NOT want to read or view any potential spoilers from that episode prior to viewing it, do not continue reading or viewing this post.
Once Upon A Time filmed scenes in Steveston on Tuesday for episode 403.
I will have a more in depth break down of the scenes, and more photos for some of the scenes later on this week/month.
For now though, here is a few pics from each scene, and a list of who shot scenes on the day.
- Sean Maguire (Robin Hood)
- Christie Laing (Maid Marian)
- Raphael Alejandro (Roland)
- ELIZABETH MITCHELL (in her 1st public scene)
- Lee Arenberg (Leroy)
- Raphael Sbarge (Dr. Archie Hopper)
- Beverley Elliott (Granny)
- Josh Dallas (David Nolan)
- Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan)
- Michael Socha (Knave Of Hearts)
- Ginnifer Goodwin (Mary Margaret Blanchard)
- Raphael Sbarge (Dr. Hopper)
- Georgina Haig (Elsa)
- Colin O'Donoghue (Captain Hook)
- Jennifer Morrison (Emma)
- Colin O'Donoghue (Hook)
NOT on set of note - Robert Carlyle, Emilie de Ravin, Lana Parrilla, Jared Gilmore, Elizabeth Lail or Scott Michael Foster
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