Supernatural shoots scenes for episode 3 with Misha Collins and guest stars with director Jensen Ackles calling the shots.
Supernatural started shooting season 11 in July with the 3rd episode of the season first.
On the 7th, I caught them out twice. First at a scene with Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki & Ruth Connell earlier in the day.
Later, they did interiors scenes in a more upscale bar than you usually find Supernatural filming in at the Bar next to the Granville Skytrain station.
The scene seemed to involve to unknown cast (maybe others as well? If anyone can ID the two actors, please let me know so I can credit them properly.) in a scene inside. Director Jensen Ackles was there, but unlike the scene earlier in the day I saw him at, he was dressed more casual than I would expect if he were in the scene. I feel he was there JUST in a directorial capacity. No other notable cast were at that shoot.
Although the crowd of fans got an unexpected surprise when former recurring star Ty Olsson (Benny) rolled by in a van & stopped to chat with the fans while waiting for the light to change. This actually was the 2nd guest star sighting at set that day, as earlier in the day Mitch Pileggi was at the set with his daughters to help them meet the boys.
Another unexpected arrival at set was when Danneel Ackles showed up with Jensens daughter J.J. shortly before the lunch break. Eventually the pair left with the boys driver and went to a restaurant to await Jensen for his lunch break.
When they went on lunch break, Jensen came out with the guest stars, chatted for a moment and then walked to his lunch. I caught up to him briefly around the corner, out of the way of the majority of the fans waiting there & asked him to sign. Of course, being able to get up to him, he willingly obliged & said "I'll just do 1 though, as my family is waiting for me" and I nodded in understanding & let him go on his way afterwards. This marked the 1st ever time I have got Jensen Ackles to sign while at set.
After the scene in the bar, the crew moved across the street to an alley.
Director Ackles made his way across the street after he was driven across the 2 lane street, instead of just walking 50 ft to the light & crossing across. I am sure that was more the idea of the driver than his own, but still I actually couldn't believe they did it.
Once over there, they put the final touches on the alley for a scene that only had1 cast member at it.
Misha Collins arrived to shoot a scene, and there was very little that could be taken from the scene. He seems to walk out of a space and into the alley. Perhaps more happened later? I don't know. I eventually packed up my day after Misha came over and greeted fans & signed for me.
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You can catch Supernatural back for its 11th season on The CW starting October 7, 2015
Supernatural Season 10 premieres tonight - Here is a few pics of Jensen Ackles and guest star Travis Aaron Wade shooting scene for an upcoming episode
THIS POST CONTAINS POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR AN EPISODE OF "SUPERNATURAL" FROM SEASON 10 - If you do not want to see possible spoilers prior to the episodes airing, DO NOT continue reading, or viewing the photos below.
Supernatural returns tonight with its season 10 premiere.
This season we will hopefully find out what has/will happen with Dean Winchester after Crowley awoke the sleeping hunter at the end of season 9 to the shock of fans, to reveal the fact he is now a demon.
The "Deanmon" story line I suspect will play out for awhile, after all it is a show that is not shy about beating a tired story to death long after its best before date. But HEY, maybe the writers will shock me for once and wrap this up well before the mid-season mark (HA!).
One thing IS certain about season 10... they have not been seen around much for filming. I have only come across the sets for the show twice this season. Once waaaayyy out in Surrey (a place I try to avoid...but to prove a point to a few psycho nutjobs... I went out there) and barely saw anything out there the day I was there. I managed 1 "ok" pic of Jensen and Jared there.
A few weeks later, after I returned from a trip I ran into their set only blocks from my house, in daylight. What a rare treat.
They were filming scenes for what I suspect was episode 7 (COULD be 6 or 8.. I never did find out which # it was for certain) with Jensen Ackles in an alley, gun drawn on a man that I was later told was Travis Aaron Wade who is playing a character named Cole, a hunter that is hunting Dean now that hes a demon.
Here are the pics I managed. Early on in their shoot we were allowed reasonably close to the set for a couple takes (at least close enough I was able to tell with my naked eye that Jensen was there) but were soon moved because we were "in the shot" to another entire block away. While they were technically right about it, where we moved to would also technically be "in shot" and the several people who were NOT extras just hanging out in the park that was in the background werent asked to move... just us watching.
Oh well, minor inconvenience. Still managed a few, less awesome shots of the scene still even from there. I also added 1 pic of Jensen and Jared Padalecki from the shoot in August.
Supernatural returns TONIGHT October 7, 2014 on The CW, it will follow another Vancouver shot series we cover "The Flash". You can see some pics of that show HERE if you want to see what thats going to be about.
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Supernatural films scenes for a season 9 episode with Misha, Jensen, Jared & a recurring guest star... oh, and Jared gets a new bike, sort of.
THIS BLOG POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR AN EPISODE OF SUPERNATURAL SEASON 9 (POSSIBLY EP 9 OR 10). If you do not wish to view or read spoilers about the show, do not continue reading or viewing the photos below.
Yesterday the cast & crew of the hit CW sci-fi/drama "Supernatural" were at work in a familiar location to them, the Astoria Hotel in East Vancouver. They have used this place more than once over the years & were back there filming a variety of scenes yesterday.
Early in the day they did interior scenes at the hotel that had Jared & Jensen in their typical FBI suits. What was unexpected was that they were also there with another show regular, Misha Collins....who also was suited up.
Has out fallen angel joined the group? Or was this a 1 off situation? Well, it will clearly take us a few weeks to find out. When I saw Misha leaving the set I was quite unprepared for it & thus, wasnt exactly ready for him & hastily tried to get a couple photos of the suit covered Castiel. When they left for lunch, I got a few better pics of him as he & Jensen left together. Absent from the carload was Jared, who I saw driving by me a couple minutes later with his wife (guess she came by to pick him up for lunch?) Genevieve.
I too left. I came back later to see scenes being prepped in an alley behind the Astoria. On the film notice it said "two actors..." and I just assumed Jensen & Jared would be there.
Instead, I got the surprise of Jared being there, but not with Jensen, but with Curtis Armstrong, aka... Metatron.
The body language of Jared in the scenes suggested to me this was a conversation between Metatron & Ezekiel, and not Sam.
Not much to report on the scene. The dialogue seemed to be lengthy, but I clearly had no clue what was being said as you can tell by my shot of how far away I was. Which is also the explanation for why many of the photos look terribly grainy since I was about a block & 1/2 away.
When filming was done, the boys driver drove down the alley, with Jared in the passengers seat. When they got to the end of the alley, the vehicle stopped about 15 feet short of the 3 girls, me and another very passionate fan who had a bike that I am sure some of you have seen. Jared got out of the truck, and came & met with the girls and got his photo on the mans bike. As he passed by me, he gave me a quick playful jab in the ribs & said "I thought you'd be sick of us by now" before he moved on to getting his photo taken with the girls.
Then he asked his driver to take his photo on the bike...which of course, any of you with twitter have since seen in this post.
After that, we congratulated him on his recent accomplishment of a million twitter followers, he said thanks, and was on his way.
Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles do a scene under Burrard Bridge with a guest star for a season 9 episode
THIS POST CONTAINS VERY MILD SPOILERS FOR A SEASON 9 EPISODE OF SUPERNATURAL.
If you do not want to read or view any Supernatural season 9 spoilers, please do not continue.
Odd, catching Supernatural 4 times in 1 week. When I say odd, what I mean to say is, it has NEVER happened to me previously.
The last catch up of the season 9 filming for that week in early August happened under the Burrard Bridge.
The scene was guarded with the type of security I expect Barack Obama to have. Even up on the PUBLIC bridge walk way, there was PA's there, and while none of them ever told me to move along or that I couldnt take photos, they certainly had the look of "dont do it" on their faces & body language. Every trail & road leading down there also had a PA.... more or less.
While it took me a good 10+ minutes of walking a 2 block circumference around the well guarded set, I finally found 1 path they werent stalking for passer bys. While there was very little you could see from the ledge of bushes & trees between me & the set, there was just enough that I could catch a few moments of them filming a scene. My 6'0 height finally came in use for something. If I were 5'10 or 6'2, I likely wouldn't have even noticed the small break in the trees as I walked by, being just at eye level & on a downward slope to the set, it was quite literally less than a couple inches in space & every time a bit of a breeze rolled in, branches impeded my view. Sure, there were more open spots along the path, but standing there would have been in plain sight of the several PAs that were roaming the area. So this short little patch was really the only spot to see anything and not have them see me.
Jensen Ackles & Jared Padalecki (Dean & Sam Winchester) did scenes for the season 9 episode with an actor who I am not immediately familiar with. They seemed to be working with, or at least following the lead of this other actor to wherever.
Earlier in the day, fans saw them do scenes where they were getting out of The Impala. I missed those ones. But got a few pics from this set.
Supernatural season 9 premieres Tuesday October 8, 2013 at 9 PM/8(central) on The CW.
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Supernatural stars Jensen Ackles & Jared Padalecki film a late night scene for season 9 in the Downtown Eastside
Its always a good thing when filming is so close to you that you can sit on your porch & shoot the scene.... now only if I had a better camera eh?
Supernatural filmed less than 500 feet from my door recently for a scene in season 9. It was the 2nd set I found from that day for the show. Earlier I caught Castiel doing a scene in Chinatown.
In this scene, we see Sam & Dean (Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles) leave a corner store (I thought it was dressed up as a pharmacy at the time...till I saw a close up of the inside... btw - this is at least the 2nd time they have used this location.... its also the store from Appointment In Samarra... but has closed down & been renovated since then) with some goodies (maybe some pie?) and head towards an alley. When they get there, they are confronted by a man. I couldnt see that scene, but the film notice told me what was going to happen.
In between takes, both actors took the time to wave & acknowledge a group of kids from the neighbourhood that were out there watching them film their scenes. Later, the group, along with me, moved to the next street over to watch from the backside of where they were filming. In between takes, Jensen came out a couple times & was playing around on 1 take, showing off his boxing skills with his bodyguard. In a rare moment (at least in my many experiences) he noticed the group standing watching him, even pointing them out to the guard, and went back to goofing off & being animated in whatever story he was explaining to his bodyguard. Usually I find Jensen tends to try & avoid being at the other end of a camera when hes on set.
Jared spent most of the time (from the times I was able to really see them closer up) in the alley. Thus why I didn't really get any shots of him except when he was right on set filming. But I will have another set of the boys from a couple days later coming up in the next week or 2, more Jareds (and crisper photos..since they were in the daytime) in that set.
Supernatural moves to Tuesday nights this year on The CW starting October 8, 2013.
THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS NOTABLE CHARACTER SPOILERS FOR A CHARACTER ON "SUPERNATURAL" IN SEASON 9. Do not read the article or view the photos if you don't want to see any spoilers for the 9th season.
With so many productions in Vancouver this year, it seems like I just don't spend much time on SPN this year, but its not true. They just simply havent been around as much where I am willing to go to.
But with the film notice I got a week earlier stating they were going to film about 200 feet from my door, I knew they would be in my area that day...and sure enough they were.
After finding the set the night before at our old Vancouver Police Department HQ & missing both the Winchesters & Castiel in different scenes, I caught them out the next day.
First up, I found Castiel (Misha Collins) looking quite un-Cas like. As some of you already know from reading a blog from another local set bloggers report, Castiel was recently seen sneaking into a Laundromat. He has shed his trademark trenchcoat (at the cleaners?) & is now adapting to being a human after last years finale which saw all the angels fall to earth.
This particular day I found Cas roaming the streets of a Michigan city Chinatown area. Two things that caught my interest in the scene.
1st - seems human Cas now notices girls. He does a double take in the scene of a busty actress who does a walk by before he continues on his walk.
The 2nd scene - one that I tweeted about & many of you loved enough to make it probably my most retweeted post ever (certainly in a long time) as 300+ retweets & 150+ Favorites in less than 48 hours, was a scene where he gives change to a woman sitting on the ground with a cup.
Even down & out and probably broke, the fallen Angel decides to give what little money he probably had to a stranger on the street. This could be an interesting plot twist to the fallen angel storyline, will they learn anything by being humans? We have seen in earlier seasons, some of the angels saw human beings as annoyances. Will they learn compasion or empathy for us now that they see what we have to endure daily?
Of course, we wont know if/when the Winchesters will cross paths with their friend, but for now, it seems Castiel is all by himself.
The day prior he did scenes that consisted of him looking in garbage (probably for food?) behind a restaurant, and hiding between two garbage cans in the rain. Looks like tough times for the man who used to get places by simply thinking about it.
I will have another set, this one of the Winchester boys doing their thing in a night scene soon.
Supernatural films scenes for season 9 - Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles & the Impala on set. Guy Norman Bee - Directing
Last month, I came across the set of the most popular show the CW has ever had. Supernatural.
Now in season 9, the multi-time People Choice Award winning show was filming in New Westminster, BC in a lot beside the Canada Games Pool.
On set, the Impala, Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester & frequent Vancouver show director Guy Norman Bee.
Of course Jensen Ackles & Jared Padalecki were doing scenes where they were "investigating" something unusual. This time, it looks like it attracted the army or special forces of some type. I really didnt see too much, the only scenes I saw were the Winchester arriving, getting out of Baby & walking over to the scene, of course strolling right past some cop who apparently knows less than a LARPer about how FBI credentials should look.
I managed to get a few good photos of them before I took off. One of my favorite is a pic of Guy Bee talking to Jensen Ackles. I fould it funny, because this past year Guy finished 2nd in my Best Of TV Awards voting for Best Director. The man who meat him? Jensen Ackles. So maybe Guy was asking him for tips. Ok, probably not. So, here are my 1st on location set of pics this year from Supernatural.... there will be more to come throughout this season. Feel free to check out my past sets
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