A few weeks ago, Felicia Day returned to Vancouver to reprise her role as Charlie on Supernatural.
The episode "LARP And The Real Girl" episode 811 is believed to deal with some of the live action role playing that Ms. Bradbury's character would certaily seem confortable around.
The set was out in Mundy Park in Coquitlam for a few days, and I went out there 1 day to take a look around & found out soon...the crew were not welcoming of people being near the set.
A couple days before I went there, a pap from here was actually threatened, attacked & assaulted by the crew for being in a PUBLIC PARK. So I was pretty cautious of where I went & when. As it turned out, I too was chased for awhile thru the woods by a crew member, and while I was capable of keeping out of his line of sight for the mostpart, the truth is, I never got really too close to the actual set either.
A few off in the distance pics of their tents, trailers and some props that I imagine were going to be used later, or had already been used, was all I was able to get on the hour or 2 I ventured around parts of the 176 hectares of thick forrest, sporting fields & walking trails that make up Mundy Park.
The weather was an intense, non-stop pouring rain that drenched me to the bone within 1/2 hr of being there, and that, more than the roaming wannabe hunter that was trying to track me, discouraged me from staying longer.
Below is some pics of the set from a distance, as well, a few of the cast in outfits going to the set early in the morning. Frankly, I was too far away to be sure who, if anyone, was who. I thought the guy in the hoodie was Jensen Ackles, but then decided I was probably wrong when I saw he was wearing glasses....but turns out, it was. I did get pics of 2 different red heads, perhaps 1 of them was Felicia...but really, I wasnt so sure... If anyone can ID any of the people shot, feel free to let me know & I will properly tag them.
EDIT- I have had confirmation (as you can see in the comments below)_ that both Jensen Ackles AND Felicia Day are in these photos.
A short video of Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki & Misha Collins jumping into the back of a camper van together
For all this time, some of you thought it was Sam & Dean, or Dean & Cas that were the couple who might be "too close". Wellll, this bombshell may floor you all.
I recently saw the angel Castiel jumping into the back of a camper van with none other than the "abomination" as hes called him in the past, Sam Winchester.
I know some of you very very inappropriately minded people are going to run with this in a direction you shouldnt go to. I am sure your assumptions are being taken out of context and when we see the episode, this scene will make more sense..... or, the creative team have sold a spin-off show to a cable network & this is them doing a scene of that on the side.
Anyways... here is the said video. SORRY its so dark, I dont really know much about editing videos to make it brighter... I am sure 1 of you tech savvy fans will figure it out and home (and possibly tell me?). Just remember, DO NOT re-post it anywhere, as I will have it taken down. Feel free to post the LINK TO THIS BLOG POST, but taking the video & re-posting it anywhere, including your own sites, tumblr, youtube, livejournal etc etc wont be tolerated. I will post this on youtube when I get around to it. For now, this SHOULD be the only place to see it.
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Another set of Supernatural filming pics from Friday with Jensen, Jared and Misha - NOT as good quality.
Here are some more pics from the filming on Friday night.
They are NOT as good as the 1st batch http://canadagraphs.weebly.com/5/post/2012/10/supernatural-films-scenes-for-season-8-last-night-with-jensen-jared-misha.html Like I said in the last blog, dark, too far away, bad lighting = bad photos.
Some people simply want to see "something", so I am posting a few more of the "you sorta can tell whats going on" batch.
This was a rare night for filming. All 3 of the shows stars were on set together, and the crew did NOTHING to prevent fans from taking photos. That simply NEVER happens on the SPN set. The only "dont do that" they asked was no flash photography (a staple of ANY film set), and most everyone obliged.
The cool moment of the night was when Misha Collins came over on a break & chatted with the fans for about 2-4 minutes. The fans congratulated him on his 2nd child, and 1 couple told him how they named their cat after his character "Catstiel". Wouldnt you know it, probably 1st time ever, I had NOTHING on me to get signed either.
I do have video from a take of Jared & Misha doing a scene where they jump into the back of a camper van together (I can see you are already letting your minds wander to a bad place). Its not terribly long, and its pretty dark, but you can clearly tell who it is in the scene. Now, question is.... anyone want to see it? I basically would need to upload it in the next 2 days, as my Pro acct for this site expires then, and I wont be able to host videos directly on here & would have to upload them to youtube, then link the youtube video to here blah blah blah... and frankly thats not something I am a fan of doing. Sooo, if this blog, as crappy as it is, gets to 1000 views before my subscription expires, I'll post it.
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR SEASON 8 OF SUPERNATURAL. If you DO NOT want to read or see spoilers, DO NOT CONTINUE.
Yesterday I decided to go check out the Supernatural set over on Richards St. Oddly enough, I had found the info of them filming there while looking for them the day prior. It is pretty rare finding this show downtown twice in a month, let alone 2 days in a row.
My 1st attempt to scope out the set was fruitless as they were filming at the top of a building & I never found a spot that gave me a chance to see what was going on up there.
So, notable spoiler in this thread...... it appears Castiel eventually gets out of purgatory sometime this season & re-unites with the Winchesters.... of course, scenes can sometimes be deceptive in what they tell. Buuut, anyways...last night...
I came back around 7:30-8PM for the evening shoot that was going to be on the street. Just as I got there, I caught the last take of a scene that had Jensen & Jared (and apparently Misha, but I didnt see him) where they get out of the Impala. Right after that, the boys took off with their driver. I expected they would be back, but with no guarantees, I started asking the fans what I had missed. Thats when I was told of Misha being around as well.
Sure enough a little while later, the boys would return to the set (honestly, why bother leaving? They get to spend like 10 mins in their trailer... is that really worth it??). This time the Impala was now on the other side of the st. The scene had the trio get out of the car & hard down to a crime scene. They boys flash their very legitimate I'm sure police/FBI/etc badges to a cop & walk in under crime tape.
After that, they did a scene where the 3 of them come out of the Impala again, walk to the end of the alley, and split up. Jared & Misha go 1 way, as Jensen goes the other.
A solo scene of Jensen was shot where his character Dean Winchester was putting his hand thru a hole that I assume is supposed to be mysterious in some way as it was in the side of a brick building.
After that, a scene with Jared & Misha as Sam & Castiel did a scene where they walked up the street and decided to check out a red camper van & just go right in.
If there was any scenes after that, I dont know. I left there The lighting, as with ANY SPN set was terrible, so although I took like 400+ photos last night, really there was maybe 70-90 that I didnt think entirely suck. I added a couple of the grainier shots & blurrier ones in the set just so you see what we had to deal with. All it took was the slightest movement by them or me, and the photos were ruined.
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This past weekend, I spent many an hour trying to prevent boredom at our airport as I caught guests of the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con leaving & returning for their promotional works down there.
Occasionally when I have that much time, you pick up the occasional fluke sighting. Sunday afternnon I had such a sighting. I noticed Supernatural bodyguard & general thorn in my side Clif at the airport. with the boys likely not even on a plane yet in SD I was unsure why he was there. My 1st instinct was maybe Genevieve Padalecki & Jared's new son Thomas were coming in, since Jared had told me recently they are coming in "next week" (depending who you ask, a week COULD start on a Sunday to some people?).
Eventually his party arrived, it was none other than Alan Ackles & his wife Donna. If the last name looks familiar to you, yes, you are right, he is related to Jensen.
The father & mother of the Supernatural star came into Vancouver so that Alan, an actor himself, mainly known for voice over work & a few spots on the old & new Dallas as well as Walker, Texas Ranger, could do a small role in the episode Jensen is directing. I have been told by someone he IS NOT here to do the role of "Benny" as some blogs have suggested. Just a short 2 or 3 line dialogue scene in Jensen's directed episode.
Below is a few pics of Alan as he arrived in Vancouver.
Supernatural season 8 - Day 2 of Shooting - On location pics. Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki AND newcomer Liane Balaban on set
THIS BLOG POST HAS POSSIBLE MINOR SPOILERS ON SEASON 8 OF SUPERNATURAL FILMING.
If you dont want to see or read any spoilers... DO NOT continue on.
On monday July 9th, the 8th season of the hit show on The CW "Supernatural" started filming in Vancouver.
As with the past 2 seasons, they are filming a later episode before the premiere to compensate having 1 of the shows stars, Jensen Ackles direct it. Season 8 Episode 3 will mark Jensens 3rd crack at directing an SPN episode.
As with all productions, I had it in the back of my head "keep an eye out for SPN, they could be around somewhere" for the upcoming little while. Tuesday I woke up to emails, tweets & texts asking me if I was going out to the set..and eventually even phone calls, for day 2 of shooting.
After perusing where the location was, I realized "I know where that is & can actually get there easily enough". They were at the same place (the place where Meg drives the Impala thru the sign & the Winchesters & Cas fight Dick to his death) I last saw the SPN cast last year... sort of. This time, they were across the street in a park that was beside the Fraser River.
I made the trek out there & realized when I got there, they hadnt started yet. I ran into 1 of the local photographers who was also there, and we went on a walk to see what/where to be. On our walk thru the pathways of the very wooded park we ended up at a fork in the path, and who was 40 ft away along 1 of those paths? Jared Padalecki, the man who plays Sam Winchester. I realized pretty quick, they were not gonna let us hang out there for too long, so we walked along till we ended up back out on the street. Thats where we camped out for the next 3-4 hours.
A little while later the photographer noticed Jensen on the set. Eventually he left the set for a bit & sat in his transportation vehicle. His driver/bodyguard got pretty displeased when he realized myself & the pap were out there & started playing games. He drove Jensens vehicle away from where it was partked, to a further away place, all so we could in theory not get up to him when he went back to the set. When he came back out... he had changed shirts (had a lighter coloured one on originally...then was in a black shirt for the rest of the shoot). He strolled to the set and shortly after they started their day of filming.
The scene seemed to entail just Sam at 1st, then we realized there was also a dog involved (too many high bushes...never got a pic of the pooch) walking thru the park. Sam seemed to be looking for the dog or someone as he yelled out quite loudly a name that I failed to catch/recall (was being distracted by crew whom Clif had assigned to inconvenience me & the pap.).
A little later was a scene where Sam walks along the path & runs into a girl sitting down... the girl turns out to be Liane Balaban. If that name isnt familiar to you yet... it will be. She was recently cast as Sams love interest this season in a recurring role. Whether they introduce her character in 1 of the 1st 2 episodes is yet to be known... but it is certain she will be in episode 3, and by the way the scene seems to play out, I get the feeling this is Sam's 1st interaction with her possibly. There appeared to be no scenes involving Dean in this shoot. Whether he is still in purgatory at this time, or not is yet unknown.
I find it interesting that they were in a VERY PUBLIC PARK that had pathways I could have gone on & gotten closer than I was, but respected their work space & stayed back..and Clif STILL was trying to make this harder than they had to be. It is stunts like this that eventually lead to people being more disrespectful of public spaces. Luckily, some of the crew understand and are better at dealing with the public. If it were not for these specific crew members wh essentially said "we would prefer if you stayed back" things could have turned far more intrusive thru out the shoot, as no less than 5 paps, autograph hounds, bloggers and fans were out there for most of the day... and none of us HAD to listen to the crew...but we all did. That is what professional courtesy can get you. Throwing a temper tantrum & demanding crew walk around with umbrellas to block potential photos from being taken from a football field distance away leads to less co-operative people then & in the future. I thought this had resolved itself after last year when I called out the umbrella tricks on set. Maybe someone forgot how that turned out last year? If he wants the photographers to be more intrusive...I am sure that can be arranged. Just keep being a nuisance for no good reason. Anyways...rant over.
The entire shoot lasted less than 3 hrs. They shot 3 or 4 scenes that likely will all flow in 1 consecutive scene and then they wrapped up and headed to the studio.
Below are a few pics of Jared, Jensen & newcomer Liane Balaban on set. Hope you enjoy...because the crescent shaped sunburn on my neck better not have been for nothing.
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