As promised n our photo blog post for The 100 season 3 finale shoot.
Here is a video from 1 of the rehearsals for Alycia Debnam-Carey and Eliza Taylor as Lexa and Clarke.
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The 100 filmed scenes for their season 3 finale in downtown Vancouver.. This was a rare treat for fans of the show, as the production is almost exclusively filmed well outside the city of Vancouver.
The scene that was first shot on day 1 of their 2 day shoot saw the stunt team doing a scene where the Eliza Taylor character Clarke Griffin is laying on the ground after running frantically from a mob. As the mob catches up to her and starts to attack her a familiar face to fans of the show comes in, the 2015 Best Of TV Awards winner for Best Recurring Actress Alycia Debnam-Carey portrayed Lexa The Commander comes from nowhere and starts to kick the attackers asses. Of course, they didn't have the shows most popular actresses actually doing the stunt scenes, they of course had their skilled stunt team do them, but the actresses still did scenes for close ups through out the day.
Now I don't watch the show, but I know Lexa is apparently dead. Is this a hallucination? A dream? A flashback? No idea. Its a show on The CW, so going by their roster of shows (Arrow, The Flash, legends Of Tomorrow, iZombie, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries etc), is death really a permanent thing on this network ever?
After that, they moved to a scene where Eliza is running thru the streets of Vancouver, seemingly trying to escape some people, including a man in a hat who seemed to be getting treated as more than just a background extra... but since I don't watch the show, I don't know who he is. There is a photo of him at the end of this section of photos...perhaps 1 of you know?
While Eliza was filming her solo scene, Alycia walked by the group of fans waiting around, and stopped to sign autographs for them all, but refused to do photos with since she was in costume. A VERY rare chance for fans of the show, since seeing them on set is rare enough, and to get 1 of the most popular characters not just on the show, but apparently on TV by the fact shes still in this years May Madness tournament was a pretty big moment for several of the fans. I managed to get autographs from both Alycia and Eliza on this day, so all in all, good day.
Later that afternoon & evening came the scene that all the fans at set, and the internet seemed to talka bout... The scene where Clarke and Lexa are sharing a moment on a staircase.
The "Clexa" scene was shot in an area pretty private from casual passer bys, unlike the earlier scenes, yet still a dozen or so fans found it & watched in pouring rain all night.
The scene had Lexa and Clarke on a staircase talking, and it seemed like Lexa was trying to help Clarke get up, when Clarke then collapses back down and goes into a seizure. Lexa tells her she cant go, and eventually Clarke stops seizing.
They did a few rehearsals while it was still light out, then once it was dark, shot the scene.
I know some on set reports that night claimed there was a kissing scene. Heres what I will say to that. I saw the scene shot probably 40 times, from 5 or 6 different angles, and I never saw it. Maybe it happened on 1 take, at 1 angle that I wasnt at? But I am reasonable sure it didnt happen.
At times the crew for this location seemed quite annoyed to be working in a public spot. Its a crew that rarely has to deal with prying eyes in a PUBLIC location & didnt seem to understand just how the law works in Canada. Multiple times that night I was asked to move from spots that were NOT in the shot from crew members who had no excuse even daring to ask.
As promised when this post was published... there is a video of 1 of the rehearsals HERE.
The second day I went down to see what scenes they were shooting, and it seemed to be all about Clarke running thru the streets in different places. JUST as I got there, they apparently had wrapped a scene that also had Devin Bostick on set.... but I never saw him.
The 100 season finale airs TONIGHT on The CW.
Cobalt.. err... I mean Stalwart.... errr I mean Fear The Walking Dead starts filming season 1 in Vancouver yesterday with several cast
THIS IS A RE-POST (Relocated from a former subsetrion of the site solely for FTWD blogs, but after no follow up materials to add to it, the section was re-purposed for another show, and this post was relocated here)
I rarely am shocked by the absurdity of the film industry. I get it. A lot of egomaniacs and divas populate the industry. So when I see childish antics taking place by a production, or the actors themselves, it rarely phases me too much. I often get claims like "oh can you move, your in the shot" despite the camera facing the other way & I'm standing behind a Canada Post box in front of a Vancouver Police car outside a Skytrain station for a show set in the U.S. Absurd comes with the territory. Most of the time, I tell them "just dont BS me and I'll oblige" ...and I do. Productions like Arrow, Fringe, Psych and Continuum which have, or do shoot here have been so respectful and truthful with me, if they say "he can we have you move right now?" I don't even hesitate to accommodate their requests. They've earned that level of respect. Some other productions... well, I've more than once forced them to provide their permits to an officer to have me move, because THEY have NOT earned my respect. Safe to say FTWD will be finding me more challenging to work with than those productions I named earlier have based solely on their 1st day of shooting.
So this should give you some idea how absurd the crew for the AMC companion series Fear The Walking Dead (aka - "Cobalt", and "Stalwart") has been when I tell you THEY were being beyond absurd. Lets not even count the fact they had extras wear massive raincoats over top of their wardrobes to avoid possibly being shot in them by photographers or fans. Lets not even take into account the 3 or 4 umbrellas that various crew members willingly were holding up to minimize what onlookers could see ON A PUBLIC CITY STREET of a show that was literally in its 1st few hours of production and has never aired a single second yet. The real kicker was talking with various crew who claimed they didn't know what they were working on, when you told them what it was, they would pretend that you were wrong, and when finally were unable to avoid lying anymore about it, would tell you outright they aren't allowed to talk about it. Or the 1 crew member who told me they wouldn't give him a call sheet, and he had to hand over his photo before work started. Now, those last 2 claims I cant confirm as its just 1 persons claim, but based on everything I saw outside of that, it seems plausible to me... which is the scary part. This production team is treating its crew like that, so it doesn't shock me they are treating the public so poorly.
Now perhaps as time goes on, as does happen with many productions after they start off a bit militant (nothing as bad as this production though) they will chill out. But for now, this production is not a fan friendly, and it sounds like, not a workplace friendly, environment. Perhaps they forgot when they agreed to come here that this is Vancouver and not Atlanta. You come to Vancouver with an understanding, and that understanding is that the public will watch you film AND they have that right when you are out in public.... anyways... enough of this rant. Lets get on to what you all came here for. Pics and a scene description.
Fear the Walking Dead shot scenes yesterday on a 1 block long completely surrounded on 3 sides street in downtown Vancouver.
The scenes mostly seemed to entail crowds forming to protest something.
Throughout the day, various cast shot various scenes in this alley, including Alycia Debnam Carey as "Alicia" and Frank Dillane as "Nick" with a 3rd actor who I have yet to identify.
Cliff Curtis as "Travis" later shot a scene by himself off to the side with seemingly no other cast in the shot.
After their lunch break more shooting with the mystery cast member that I couldn't identify happened, then later they shot scenes with Cliff & Elizabeth Rodriguez as "Liza" running towards the middle of the commotion.
Also spotted on set yesterday was Kim Dickens as "Madison", as reported in this article on VanCityBuzz. The show will also star Mercedes Mason.
I am pleased to also announce, despite the best efforts of the crew, so far, the cast have been exceptionally nice when I have met them. I have had a chance to meet Kim, Alycia and Curtis so far, and all 3 were terrific.
Fear The Walking Dead (or whatever the hell it will be called by the time it airs....) will premiere on AMC June , 2015.
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