Thursday, September 15, 2016

Frequency 5/6

This week, as we finished episode 5 and started episode 5, brought us closer to the premiere of Frequency on the CW network October 5th.
Trying to solve murder mysteries means a lot of hospital sets for  filming. Our go to on this show is Riverview Mental Hospital in Coquitlam. Today we were at the West Lawn building.

Here is one of our transport captains, Serena, giving fellow Teamster peep Ward a little scratch behind the ears for a job well done. (our transport team likes to have a little fun amongst all the day to day filming chaos)

Later in the day we were at the cafeteria building at the Riverview Crease clinic.
Crease clinic. For what it was, and all of the tragic stories of the history of this place, it is somehow a peaceful place to spend a day, away from the congestion and busyness of the rest of the Lower Mainland.

Oh no, be careful Severino, (fellow Teamster) He was up on top of one of the star wagons  (a humungous truck and trailer combination that houses large dressing rooms for 3 of the actors) doing repairs.

Later in the week we were filming in the oldest neighbourhood in Vancouver, Strathcona. (the pic is looking west toward downtown in Chinatown, which border Strathcona.
In one of the Strathcona neighbourhoods. Filming enables us to find hidden gems in Vancouver, like this quaint little coffee shop Teamster brother Rob enjoyed, the Wilder Snail on Keefer St.

Filming at one of the Strathcona homes. That's what we do, we just take over entire neighbourhoods for a day. (all with permission and permits of course)

What a great neighbourhood, preserving the history of Vancouver.

I know we had permission , but where do the residents park when we take over an entire block?

This was a little art gallery, very cool.

Our base camp was at the Concorde Pacific property on False Creek. (This was the site of our world exposition in 1986)
Eventually all of this property will be developed, to what extent, not sure.
At the presentation center they had an awesome mock up of the downtown Vancouver core
later that day, I was hanging outside our set on Hastings Street on the eastside of Vancouver. The rain was blurred my view looking back at the Astoria Hotel.

We were back in Strathcona for a second day. I had a chance to walk around and appreciate some of the turn of the century architecture.

Right by where we were shooting was a plaque . (click and enlarge, please) (very inspirational)
The tree that was planted was this snake bark maple.
another cool part of my job is going to places like this. This is WCT productions in Burnaby. They do prosthetics for the film industry, as seen by this wall of fame. They supply everything to from alien creatures to the most recent I was involved with, a neck piece that will be a slit throat when it films this Friday.

the limb department
the week flew by as usual, here we are still filming in Strathcona late on Friday night.

evil campfire smoke!
creative, but why?

HaHa! he needs training wheels!

How's the fine china?


now that's a poor design, I think the city should ask for their money back from the contractor

sculpting at its finest

Hic! "honey, I'm home!"

I bet he always gets a seat to himself

what a way to end the week!  this a special kind of wax dummy (if he's even real!)

No comments:

Post a Comment