Saturday, April 29, 2017

Campbell, week 2

Ahhhh, who knows where the road will take us on week 2 of the film production "Campbell". (I promise to find out next week if I can reveal more about this show that is in it's second season.
A festive scene at the Sutton Place hotel. It was a 4:30 a.m. start to pick-up the director.

A tough shooting day for the crew on this day out in Surrey. The weather kept changing from cloud to rain, to sun, and then repeat the cycle. We even had thunder and lightning at one point.

round and round,  heading north back down Cambie St. towards downtown to pick-up cast.

Another day, another neighbourhood to take over. This time, it was a condo just off of Marine drive in Vancouver, close to the Fraser River.
Every once in awhile I have to show off how spoiled we are by our caterers. Pasta, with egg plant and swiss chard, mnnnnnn.

Looking back down the street, lots going on, including the catering trucks. I'm always impressed with the locations department, who secured the approval of the many neighbours. Filming tonight went until 11 p.m.

Later in the week when I was at the Sutton Hotel, I saw many, many firefighters. Turns out they were there for a funeral for a fellow firefighter, Robert Rosenlund. It was a moving sight.
A whole world within the confines or the productions base camp. (aka circus)

Our week continued at the Boundary Bay Airport, 30 minutes south of the Vancouver city limits.

Well, well, well. I'm pretty sure we are still in Canada.

When else do you get to hang out on the tarmac? Yes, only with special permission. (the film industry allows me many perks.)
another perk. after a show ends, there  can be a set sale. This can include wardrobe, hardware, some construction materials, and items used to decorate a set. This was a big sale at Vancouver Film studios for the shows Bates Motel, Impastor, and Girlfriend.'s  Guide to Divorce.
and you got a fine from the video store if you didn't rewind

That should be a very quick photo op

practicing for global warming?


1. what you can't see can hurt you?
2. what you don't know wont hurt you?
3. Ignorance is bliss


there's an act I'm not paying to see....

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Campbell, nothing to see here.

Our first day of filming on the show "Campbell" (code name, I cannot reveal the production's name, at least right now.). I have been driving the director , Brian Dannelly, and it was his idea for us all to have name tags to get to know who's who. The lettering choice is certainly a conversation starter.
because I can't show much about the t.v. series, I feel the next few blogs may be a little lacking in new content.
The first day of filming took me back downtown to Jack Poole Plaza and the Olympic cauldron as I awaited my director pick-up

It's so busy, it is hard to find studio space. We are using part of a building supply warehouse on the Lougheed highway for some of our interior scenes.

but our offices are at the Bridge Studios, home of the Disney t.v. series Once Upon a Time. Here is a shot of all of the picture cars they use, now on hiatus until next season.

Headed downtown to pick-up something for the director at his hotel room, I think this is just an ok view from his room.

back at our circus Teamster brothers Dino and Rocky where strategizing our move to our next filming location in Surrey.

another neighbourhood taken over by a very, very busy film industry in Vancouver. (with no end in sight)

We did get a very appreciated 3 day Easter week-end.
web pics this week, this can't end well

makes me think of Wal-Mart

has to be staged

never got enough attention as a child?

that's a cruiser right there driver!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Last week was a busy week as we finished filming the ABC t.v. pilot Doomsday.
My cast vehicle didn't sit in my underground for very long, before the start of our next project.

The last two days of filming on Doomsday were in downtown Vancouver. First we were at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

What a great venue. I'm looking forward to seeing Phantom of the Opera here again in July.

Outside looking east toward the Vancouver Playhouse.

Looking west towards our catering and lunch tents, with the CBC building across the street.

There's Teamster brother Rob, who was given the task of parking the producer's Jaguar. (not sure he needed to go around the block 5 times to do it, though, haha)
One of my favourite drives, down Cambie St. towards downtown. I never get tired of the view of the city as you go across the Cambie bridge.

One of our filming days was in this idyllic neighbourhood in Richmond.

The rest of the day was spent at the BCIT Aerospace campus in Richmond.

in my mirror, I can see the sun setting on another show..

The last day of filming on Doomsday was downtown at the Vancouver Public Library.

Confusion abounds at the Concorde Pacific parking lot, where we had our base camp. There was also 3 other shows on the grounds. Actors, background performers and crew were having trouble figuring out where to go.

The last scene of the pilot was outside of the library. Here the cast (Rachelle Lefevre, Claire Holt, Jack Davenport, Taye Diggs, Dan Bird, Rochelle Aytes, and Justin Chatwin) are rehearsing under the watchful eye of the director. (Joachim Ronning, who recently directed the next Pirates of the Caribbean)

Heavy NYPD presence in Vancouver tonight. (the light above is actually a helium filled balloon)

Then, it was over. The next morning I was downtown by the Olympic cauldron, waiting to pick up cast for my next gig, a Netflix comedy code named Campbell.
Always love coming to see this view of the inlet, Stanley Park, and the North Shore mountains.
Back at the studio, fellow Teamster cast driver Steve, tried his hand at driving the big rigs.
When your prepping for a show, you never know where your going. First I was cruising through Chinatown on my way to pick up the director.....

......then I was picking up another driver way out in Mission. (a nice view of the Fraser River and a railway bridge.)

Haha, to me, this looked like a rail bridge that was not used very much, but I was wrong. I needed to get off the bridge, one of many trains while I was there was on the way within 5 minutes

random web shots, this cannot go well.
I'm a huge Seinfeld fan, that is a very, very cool shot.

uhhh, at least the sun is shining?

has to be a Vancouver in March story

so true

I hope this pic is stage, jeez louise!

I am very glad I am not on this ship

nothing wrong with this picture

really? so many questions.

Just some good ole boys, never meaning no harm...... (lyrics taken from the Dukes of Hazzard)

only my opinion, what a complete waste of money!

tater express

freedom of expression

uhhh, maybe you should rethink your career choice