The Mortal Instruments (TMI) City Of Bones films scenes in Hamilton, Ontario August 31st. Pics of cast/set location and scene breakdown.
First off, fans of the books.... bear in mind, I know NOTHING of the series. Simply relaying what was seen. Sooo, if something I state seems wrong, or a character has a more commonly used name by the fans, dont bother correcting me. I am relaying the info I found out.
Having dealt with the Twilight phenomenon back in Vancouver I have had some experience with fandoms of book series made into films. That being said, I expected me to be the only 1 checking out the set the day I went down to King Street in Hamilton as I simply didnt realize how large this film was.
The Mortal Instruments : City Of Bones, the film adaptation of the 1st book of the TMI series by author Cassandra Clare was shooting scenes in Hamilton, so I opted to check it out. It was their last day there, which unbeknownst to me, they had actually been there for a few days.
My goal, unlike the fans was pretty specific. Get autographs from Lily Collins & Lena Headey, and take a few pics of the scene(s) if possible. When I got there, I saw several fans lurking around, most with books in hand & thats when i realized.... its sort of popular. Shortly after, I had the 1st of probably a dozen requests/demands to not photograph the area or the actors from 1 of the several crew who foolishly kept trying to suggest this to me.
One crew member that I approached looking for info was nice enough to let me see the sheet of who was expected to be on that day, so I took a quick pic of it & memorized the rest of it. My 1st disappointment of the day, no Lena Headey. So I was now there JUST for Lily Collins. I had not planned to go for this film, so I never printed for the likes of Jamie Campbell-Bower, Kevin Durand, Kevin Zegers, Jemima West or Robert Sheehan... all whom I would see throughout the day.
Eventually, just as the call sheet has told me, the cast started rolling in around 2:30-2:45 PM. A plethora of cast & stunt doubles rolled in, each primary character that was there, having a stunt double aslo on set.
Lots of vampires were seen roaming the area as they would go to & from make up/holding throughout the day. The "vampire leader" Elyas M'Barek was nice enough to wave to the fans as he went to set. Most of the main cast however, got dropped off by their shuttle vans & went straight in. Lily Collins, the 1 & only person I was waiting for, literally bolted inside, taking only about 4 steps from her vehicle to the door. Not even time for me to utter "Lily", let alone "Lily, can you sign?".
Eventually they went for their lunch break around 7:30. While the likes of Kevin Zegers, Robert Sheehan & Jemima West came over to the crowd of nearly 20 fans by this point to sign, Jamie Campbell-Bower (who I met back during Twilight and was quite friendly as you can see if you read my "random bloggings" post about him) & Lily Collins both jumped into awaiting transportation vehicles & got the hell outta there.
Having had 0 success at the set, I opted to go wait at the trailers for post-lunch pick ups. There, I was told "its best to wait at the set, they wont do it here". I told the guy I did that & the 1 person I needed didnt. Hesaid "well, she wont do it here". I then suggested she should do it when she arrives, or the camera I had out, that they were so adamant on me not using, would be used even more. The crew didnt like the sound of that. I actually thought this might encourage them to tell Lily to just sign & get it over with. However, when she showed up, I timed walking thru the set perfectly & was 3 feet from her, when she outright said "not right now" to me. I was unimpressed and of course went into shooting everything there was to shoot mode, which annoyed crew members repeatedly. Coulda all been avoided with the grabbing of a sharpie by Lily.
Eventually, around 11:30 PM Robert Sheehan came out & chatted with his stunt double and a few other extras for a bvit outside before the rest of the cast around 11:45 PM came out, the cast all went back to the trailers as they wrapped on the evening. I hurried over to the trailers (traffic patterns made it so I could beat them on foot). Lily came out, and I called to her, and she AGAIN said "no". The crew members seemed so proud of their effort to stop me from getting an autograph as they stood between me and her. I reminded the crew that about my camera. I then said to them that I will be seeing them Tuesday with my camera I guess. Crew member foolishly went "ha, we wont be here Tuesday", so I replied "I know, you will be in Toronto. Dundas st, right?" which shut him up pretty quick as I walked away.
My autographing day was a complete bust.... but, I will have a 2nd crack Tue. Perhaps the CREW will encourage Lily to get it over with right away, so I wont hang around... Either that, or I will have fun shooting the 3 exterior scernes they have to shoot that day I guess.
As for you fans wondering what they shot.
The scenes were shot in the abandoned Royal connaugh Hotel in Hamilton. It was playing the part of the "Hotel Dumort" which I found out is sort of a big deal as people were photographing the signage, which I really wouldnt have noticed if it were not for the fans.
They started doing scenes in the "Hotel Dumort Ballroom" with a scene of
1-"vampire leader entering a ballroom"
2- "Isabelle dragged across banquet table"
3- "The gang is cornered, werewolves crash thru windows" (they had 2 nice dogs on set to be "werewolves")
4- "Striped wolf attacks vampire leader, 2nd wolf behind Clary, she hits it w/ blade"
Scene moves to Ballroom corridor
5- "Jace & Alec carry |Simon down corridor, Clary & Isabelle in tow"
Scene moves to "Hotel Dumort front"
6- "Clary sees "sign of death", they enter"
7- "The gang are being watched by Luke, te guardian werewolf"
scene moves to "Hotel Dumort 3rd flr elevator shaft"
8- The gang rescue Alec
scene moves back to ballroom
9- ballroom fight
10- "Clarys view of bolt gun slides into hole"
back to elevator
11- Vampires approach elevator
12- "feet walking up stairs"
Films dont always get filmed in order, so if the scenes dont make sense chronologically, dont worry. Its how the process goes. Its also possible, depending how the director felt that day, or in the cutting room, scenes may have been cut from the original scene selections for the day.
Anyways, below are some pics from the August 31, 2012 filming in Hamilton, Ontario.
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9/1/2012 10:02:32 am
Is this a joke......? You were so immature about getting Lily's autograph. Of course she's not going to sign your stuff if you bug her and then disobey orders from the crew. They should have taken your camera off you. Maybe if you were patient and kind, they would have gotten you her autograph, like they did for me.
9/1/2012 10:15:43 am
ps, you have no copyright for anything on the internet. Especially not photos like that... hahaha. Your internet service provider can do nothing about it. You'll see them on tumblr with your tag removed soon.
9/1/2012 11:09:18 am
Wow. I can't believe how aggravating it was to read your post. You come to a private set, harass the crew and threaten to take pictures when EXPRESSLY told not to. Then you complain and whine when Lily and the other cast members are too busy to stop and talk. THEY'RE WORKING. Yes, I'm sure it's disappointing to not get an autograph, but if you continue acting like a child about it not only will you not be allowed on set, but you'll make it worse for those fans who wait patiently and politely. Get a grip. You're throwing a tantrum by taking illegal photos (which you know is wrong, as you wrote how your taking them annoyed the crew who you also said warned you repeatedly not to take any), and blame Lily, who is, again, WORKING, for your tantrum by saying that if she'd just give in and sign her name for you you'd go away. This is akin to a 4 year old having a melt down in the grocery store line-up because his mother won't buy him a chocolate bar. I just can't believe how childish you were. I hope that in future set visits you learn some patience. It's a virtue for a reason you know.
9/1/2012 01:22:45 pm
You're such a disrespectful and immature human being.
9/1/2012 01:29:43 pm
Evy - How was I immature? I went about it in the same manner that has been successful 1000s of times with 1000s of celebs. I asked politely at set, she said no. I asked politely at the trailers, she said no. Did I ever berate her? No. Did I use profanity with her? No. Soooo, what was "immature" about my approach?
9/1/2012 03:07:46 pm
wow you are an idiot1 look i'm a huge tmi fan and while it's cool you got the photos, when people ask you to stop you have to stop! the photos that you took of the actors(who are amazing by thw way) interacting with the fans, ok those aren't illegal! but you harassed lily! not only is harassment completely wrong, it is epsically wrong when you do it to a super sweet , nice, kind and hardworking person like Lily who is a fabulous actress. yes i'm getting extra protectbe because i am a huge fan of the series(i've read the books) and the actors. do not harass lily again, jamie, jemima , rob or anyone. i hope people call the cops on you. and the fact you're not actually there because you are a fan rather than just to make profit when you don't actually care, it not cool! everyone there including the cre is harding work and amazing.
9/3/2012 12:11:02 pm
Jeez, why are you saying this to me? Canadagraphs went to the set and harassed Lily, not me. I've never been to the set! I was just commenting on Canadagraph's rude (in my opinion) responses to commenters.
9/3/2012 12:13:36 pm
Ok, never mind! Haha when you said wow at the begining of your comment I thought you were talking to me... Sorry!
9/1/2012 03:36:36 pm
Im not gonna trash talk you but I really wish you would have respected them I know that you're getting hated right now with the fandom but it's unethical to keep doing it when they say not too. I he could have said it more nicely but look at if from his point of you of any of the scene get out like leaked it would spoil the movie I don't know that's what I'm thinking I could be wrong
9/1/2012 11:33:58 pm
The fact that you don't understand makes you an immature adult. Oh yeah, nice pot shot at teenagers, whether or not Evy is a teenager doesn't matter. Teenagers and adults alike understand that stalking someone and disrupting a set are selfish and egotistical. If you go to the set and act like douche canoe, then they are going to close the set for everyone, refuse people entrance with cameras, and refuse to sign any autographs. Your behavior was awful. If you have always done this then I'm sure the staff will be relieved and the public entertained when we see your mug shot posted on the internet or on the news one day. Or better yet in court for harassment, stalking, or paying damages for your actions. And yes, you can pay damages on releasing information and pictures before it is allowed. So you might already be on your way. Better yet, I'll help out. I'm going to send copies of your post, drop your username and website to the movie company, and author, who by the way works VERY closely with staff and producers, and see what we can get done about the disruptions.
9/2/2012 04:22:01 am
You are unbelievable. First you explain that your not a big fan of the series, so your probably going to mess things up, then you trash lily Collins and piss on the crew, and then you ignore the fact that they are making a film for our entertainment, and don't want the photos to spoil stuff for the fans, and post the photos. Then you have the nerve to warn off people telling them you'll have their account closed if they do. Then you mock the fans who are trying to defend the movie and crew, and threaten them again.
9/3/2012 07:29:39 am
You act like a manipulative egocentric leech with no respect for the work of the actors and the production. I feel ashamed of you :-(
9/1/2012 01:44:55 pm
You are rediculous. Why would you do that? Why can't you just respect the fact that they didn't want you to take pictures, or that Lily didn't want to sign autographs? I would really appreciate it if you backed off a bit.
9/1/2012 01:50:47 pm
I'm only gonna said that what you did was wrong and now many fans are actually PISSED by your actions because thanks to YOU they would not have the opportunity to visit the set again or even have the autographs of the cast memebers. So I guess it's you who should ask an adult to see what are typing before you press the send bottom. Nothing further.
9/1/2012 02:11:37 pm
I'm sorry, but since when is getting an autograph a requirement from an actor? Is it in their job description? No? Then why are you going to intentionally disrespect this hard working group of people just because you didn't get what you wanted?
9/1/2012 02:33:43 pm
Hm..but why would you continue to take photographs when they asked you not to?
9/1/2012 02:53:11 pm
Obviously you're the only one here defending your actions.
9/1/2012 03:50:04 pm
How rude. I'm glad they didn't sign your photos which are purely for profit. To think you threaten to get this done and say you are going back. I hope when fans read your page no one will buy anything from you. Jerk much.
9/1/2012 03:50:09 pm
fuck u that's all.
9/1/2012 03:58:13 pm
It was immature; don't try to justify yourself by saying you're an adult because, adult or not, you still acted childish. They suggested you put your camera away and you went against them because Lily wouldn't give you her autograph.
U ARE AN IDIOT
9/1/2012 05:42:47 pm
U ARE AN IDIOT DONT BOTHER THEM LEAVE HER THE HECK ALONE SHE HAS A JOB TO BE DONE.
9/1/2012 06:55:49 pm
Arisu - that is your opinion. Fact is, I was incredibly respectful at the set...even after the fairly disrespectful crew members actions.
Seraph blade through your ass
9/2/2012 08:15:45 am
Hell... you English is SHIT! did you even finish elementary school? That would explain a lot about both, your writing and selfish and immature behavior.
9/1/2012 07:27:13 pm
Annoyed - Part of their job is promotion & PR. In fact, in many contracts there is entire sections devoted to doing anything "reasonable" to maintain a good image for the studio. Signing autographs is actually 1 of many things discussed in these clauses, and it is strongly suggested that signing generates & builds fan bases (which is a fact) and thus they should do it. So, theres that.
9/2/2012 04:45:58 am
You do realise all of the people your making fun of we're your followers or actual followers or fans of The Mortal Instruments? They were either directed here by a fan page, told to stay away, or told that you needed to be checked out for your...behaviour. Like me. You could be back in business right now if you had just excepted that you angered actual fans, and admitted to it. Instead, you brush of all accusations, turn it around on the fan, and threaten them. Do you know what a Cloud is? It's a certain server that copy's and saves all data and every twitch on every site. Anything ever published, even if it's been deleted is saved. And everything has records. I mean all websites of course. Other than your attitude to fans on previous posts, this should be strike one. Wanna go for strike two? Keep trashing your fans. We both know your threats are empty, just bluffs you can barely handle.
9/1/2012 07:34:27 pm
It doesn't really matter how you rationalize it. The truth is that no one until this day had ever had a problem with the crew and the rules imposed by them. Suddenly, a wild CanadaGraphs appear. You are not even a fan, but you had no problem disregarding the rules they tried to impose (legal or not) and, in doing so, you probably jeopardized the good relations between fans and cast.
9/1/2012 07:37:39 pm
This just disappoints me beyond means. The cast and crew are working so hard and this is how you're treating them? Even if you're not a fan of the series [yet], you could still be a respectful human being. Lily and the rest of the cast are usually more than pleased to sign for and interact with their FANS and fans of TMI who actually hold interest in just the experience of watching one of their favorite book series come to life and are there supporting the cast and crew as they do so for them. However, for people that are entirely rude and greedy (which completely describes yourself) and only have interest to do something as stupid as collect their signature so they can go off and sell it for money for themselves, can't you see how that seems a little bit less appealing? Then you add threatening [which I'm completely appalled by, that's just wrong in general] the crew to that and of course they're going to try to shoo you away! Not to mention that you've probably ruined it for the actual fans that actually just want to see their beloved characters brought to life, so thank you for that. I really do hope that the crew brings some kind of police force or security to set on Tuesday and keeps a look out for you so that you can't even take one step on set let alone do what you threatened them you'd do. Don't you feel any guilt for the amount of greediness and disrespect you presented on Friday?! Seriously, it's just so completely wrong to threaten or harass ANYONE, ANYWHERE including there.
9/1/2012 09:22:15 pm
You HORRIBLE person. You should be ashamed of yourself. In what way is it okay to threaten and blackmail people into giving you autographs? If i was Lily i would have smacked you one. You don't deserve to get an autograph, ESPECIALLY as you aren't even a fan of the series. 'Its sort of popular' - what a STUPID comment. The series is more than popular. I hope you don't get an autograph and that you get banned from the set.
9/1/2012 09:45:50 pm
You're completely immature. You acted like a child who just had to rebel because someone told him not to do something instead of ASKING NICELY. And what for? You're not even a fan of the series. There's no logic in your behaviour. As you see, no one respects you for what you did.
9/1/2012 10:40:42 pm
You have a problem. You don't respect people. You should be ashamed of yourself.
9/2/2012 01:06:01 am
Really? Your behaviour might affect the rest of TMI fans, who are polite and only want to see how their favourite books become real, and they don't get their signs because of people like you. I don't know the members of the staff but if i had been there i would have broken your camera, or your face.
9/4/2012 12:11:41 am
I swear, every single 1 of you has read the same cookie cutter "lets all panic" post somewhere. They arent going to make things harder just because of Friday. Afterall, with the exception of 2 or 3 of the crew, no one there even has a clue there was any "problem'
9/2/2012 01:09:47 am
Hah... Ok, let me start by saying that I heard about this story from someone I respect that said, well pretty much what every comment here does. But, of course I had to see it for myself. I decided to read the comments first. I'm not gonna comment on your post- I didn't read it, so I have no right- but I am going to comment on your replies. And, as you suggested is right, I'm going to be just as respectful of you as I think you were of the commenters.
9/2/2012 04:56:11 am
So just because Lily didn't do what you wanted her to do, you're going to deliberately disrupt these people when all there trying to do is their jobs? That's just disrespectful. They didn't do anything wrong.
9/2/2012 05:00:44 am
You're not even a fan. You're a sleazy guy who gets autographs just to sell them. You didn't even know what the mortal instruments was. So why should Lily do this for you? Let her work.
9/2/2012 07:33:43 am
No. Just... no. They were working. They do not have time for a thirteen year old. Yes, PR is important, but there are specific times and places for PR, not when they are shooting the actual film. You should have left them alone- if she didn't want to sign your book or whatever, that is her right. You, as a fan, should have respected that.
9/2/2012 12:14:53 pm
Just wow. It was the least you could do not to bother them, and yes, BOTHER. They didn't want you to do what you kept on doing. Put yourself in their position. You set up a bunch of rules that you just want to be followed, but people are so persistent on breaking them.
9/2/2012 01:31:32 pm
Dude, you piss off everyone...
9/2/2012 02:34:12 pm
Okay, "Adult", as you previously mentioned in one of the comments above is that you are an "adult" and that we wouldn't know anything because we're just "fan girls" and "teenagers" but think about, us being just these fan girls and teenagers we have more common sense and respect to honor the crews and actors "demands", that seems to set you off so damn much, because we understand that if people are being generous enough to allow others to have the chance to meet and get autographs (which MANY of fans have gotten the chance to get because they were NICE and UNDEMANDING like others, i.e you) from the actors and take pictures that are ALLOWED to be taken and that doesn't contain any spoilers to this film.
9/2/2012 09:45:27 pm
All I will say about this is, when you're working at your job - assuming you do anything but sell people's autographs wholesale all underhanded and stuff - and you're on a lunch break, or a coffee break, and someone comes up to you asking you to work on some aspect of your job while you're trying to take a breather, would you be totally okay with that? Or would you be BUSY because it's just a break and you've gotta rest so you can be ready to go back in and do it again? You aren't thinking of the actors as people, and that is why you're an immature jerk.
9/2/2012 10:17:58 pm
Lily didn't have to autograph anything for you if she didn't want to. Also, really, your words and actions just seemed rather downright rude towards the cast and the crew. And disregarding the crew is a form of harrassment.
9/3/2012 01:05:51 am
Try and defend your actions, but just know that you are pissing off possibly the whole TMI fandom out there. I hope you're happy for being an ass.
9/3/2012 06:21:39 am
Jen - So I was rude, but they werent? Ever hear of "double standard"? If you want to point at me as rude, you should be painting the crew with the same brush....yet are conveniently giving them a free pass. Why?
9/3/2012 06:45:38 am
TeamEdwardJace - Why do all of you people keep using terms like "ask". Wasnt it made abundantly clear in my blog post there was no asking being done by them?? Till some of you acknowledge this, most/all of the points made in these whining posts are pretty irrelevant.
What's the big deal?
9/3/2012 07:06:11 am
Hahaha I was initially disapproving due to what I had heard from TMI fan sites saying that you were 'harassing' the cast and crew but after hearing you argue your case so well I'm converted :D
9/3/2012 07:17:38 am
MtX - No one... that spoke up about it. Plus, the majority of the fans were teenage girls that were there. AKA - they really dont know what is & isnt allowed & just take a person in a place of authority as gospel. If they had told them they had to stand 3 blocks away.... they would have done it... even though they didnt have to.
9/3/2012 11:21:53 am
YOU ARE NOT A FAN. You just want her autograph for money. Such a sleaze.
9/3/2012 12:26:00 pm
I just wanna say one thing about something you said (something along the lines of: in the real world if someone pushes you, you have to push back). You know how they say "pick your fights?" This time (even if you didn't mean to pick a fight), you picked wrong.
9/3/2012 11:58:32 pm
Monica - Explain to me what I did that didnt constitute nicely at first?
9/19/2012 08:27:17 am
9/4/2012 12:34:18 pm
Ignorant. That's all I have to say.
9/14/2012 06:28:08 pm
I was there waiting for autographs and saw you running back and forth after their shuttle. Maybe the reason she didn't sign is because you were a creepy man hanging out solo amongst a group if teenage girls.
9/19/2012 08:47:48 am
Really? Just STOP! Just let it drop, realize that what you did was immature. Own up to it. You kept pestering them-obviously they are not going to do anything that you tell them to. Do you realize that nobody is defending you? Everybody here thinks what you did was wrong. Nobody thinks you did the right thing, or was mature about it, or that they were rude or whatever you claim they were doing. So just say you were wrong, and move on.
2/14/2013 07:19:48 pm
so she didnt want to sign you. so what. big deal, who cares. she might have had a bad day. or she might be a horrible snob. again who gives a sh*t. its just some actress on the set of some movie...i dont get it...
8/31/2013 03:42:45 pm
Will you be visiting the set during the filming of the next tmi movie if it is being filmed in any areas nearby? Do you know any information yet as to where they will be filming?
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