The Tomorrow People closed the 1000 block of West Pender Street in downtown Vancouver today for a season finale standoff: special-powered Cara (Peyton List and her stunt… Read More »SHOOT: THE TOMORROW PEOPLE Stunt Fight With Peyton List & Aaron Woo in Oceanic Plaza
Rob Thomas’s CW pilot iZombie staged a stunt tonight on Beatty Street during the Vancouver Canucks game. It took hours to set up but crew… Read More »SHOOT: CW Pilot iZOMBIE Stunt Fall on Beatty Street
CW pilot The Flash staged a stunt sequence at Oceanic Plaza turned Central City Plaza today. A Central City cab hits a courier on a… Read More »SHOOT: CW Pilot THE FLASH’s Courier Bicycle Stunt Downtown
What is Once Upon a Time in Wonderland’s Knave of Hearts doing in Storybrooke? Speculation is that’s where he is when he hears that Alice… Read More »SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND’S Knave of Hearts in Storybrooke, aka Steveston
The Arrow Stunt Department spent most of last Friday rehearsing in the sunshine for an integrated stunt to be filmed later that night of star Stephen Amell and Hood stunt double Simon Burnett shooting a rope ascender arrow up in the air and then rising on the zipline several stories off the ground. I didn’t hear about the shoot until quite late because I expected Arrow to be filming on private Port Metro Vancouver land, not in the Downtown Eastside with a grandstand public view from the Hastings Overpass. It turned out to be a relatively private location though, because people don’t loiter in that part of east Hastings at night unless they’re hookers, pimps, dealers or locals. I was mistaken for one of these by a guy in a BMW and later had a lengthy, circular conversation with one of the locals about gentrification of the neighbourhood.
From the overpass, you could look down on the crane, wires, stunt mats and dozens of people who make up the Arrow Stunt Department. Two of the men behind the best stunts on TV were present: stunt coordinator J.J.Makaro, who picked up a Leo Award for stunt coordination of the Arrow pilot last month, and fight designer James “Bam Bam” Bamford, who won his own Leo for stunt co-ordination of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. Arrow’s stunt department is doing double duty this season, designing stunts for Arrow and new series The Tomorrow People starring Robbie Amell, for what is being called Amell Wednesdays on The CW.
- Sunday, October 14th – Once Upon a Time‘s third episode (Lady of the Lake) of its second season introduces Lancelot in scenes filmed at the village set in Deer Lake Park in Burnaby.
- Sunday, October 14th – A&E’s Psycho prequel Bates Motel set under construction in Aldergrove photographed by @JaxSaid
- Friday, October 12th – Motive’s Kristin Lehman and Louis Ferreria film crime scene at Howe & Nelson in downtown Vancouver.
- Friday, October 12th – The CW releases an official first photo of John Barrowman as the “Well-Dressed Man” on Arrow to The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed
- Thursday, October 11th – Once Upon a Time films a night shoot at its village set at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby.
- Thursday, October 10th – Supernatural films on Moncton Street in Steveston (aka Storybrooke) and then films Dean, his Purgatory pal & the Impala at Britannia Shipyards.
- Thursday, October 10th – A&E’s Bates Motel sets up the White Pine Bay Woodchuck Festival at the Fort Langley Community Centre for an overnight shoot.
- Thursday, October 11th – Arrow breaks records on The CW with 4 million viewers, the biggest show in 3 years on the network and the biggest series premiere since The Vampire Diaries.
- Wednesday, October 10th – Being Bad Never Looked So Good: Arrow series premiere on The CWRead More »WEEK: October 8-14, 2012
Inspired by a popular Dutch TV show, midseason ABC series Red Widow is about a San Francisco mobster’s widow, Marta Walraven, forced to replace her husband as head of a crime syndicate after his murder. She does this to protect her three children, two of whom were on set today at Victory Square in downtown Vancouver. The youngest — Jakob Salvati as Boris Walraven — did an impressive stunt for such a young actor in take after take. A crew member drew a mark in the centre of Hamilton Street where he would walk to with his TV sister — Erin Moriarty as Natalie Walraven — and then stop as a motorcycle turns the corner in front of them. Moriarity keeps walking as Salvati stays put, looking up at the motorcycle as a red car turns the corner next. Moriarity returns and pulls Salvati to the sidewalk as a blue van turns behind them. On the first take, Moriarity pulled a little too hard and ended up dragging Salvati to the sidewalk. He wasn’t hurt and seemed to enjoy himself as they did the scene over and over again with different camera setups.