Sunday, May 28, 2017

Campbell, block 3, Morton hears a who?

The week started with a Starbucks run on my way to pick up cast downtown in Vancouver. So the girl asks me my name, and I reply Monty, and I even spelled it out for her. M-O-N-T-Y.
Maybe I just look like a Morton, I don't know.
If you ever get a chance to go to the River's Reach pub in New Westminster, Saturday night is prime rib night!

I got taken off my cast driving duties to move this Gruman beast for the special effects department. It was quite an adventure, it has a tendency to wander when you least expect it, yikes!

A shout-out to all the mothers out there on the past Mother's day. (Including my mom, who has passed, but will always be fondly remembered.)

Trip number ????? through the car wash on Gilley with my cast vehicle
This week we shot at a Super-Valu grocery store in Port Coquitlam. I wonder how much it costs to use a fully functioning food market for a day?

My view in the rain as we waited to wrap our day, behind the camera truck on Shaughnessey St. in Poco.

The next day, outside of our shooting location in North Vancouver, I think our rainy season is behind us.
They have used this house for both seasons of the show I cannot talk about, and this was as close as I was allowed to the action with my cast car.

Waiting to pick-up cast down by False Creek in Vancouver.

This was a frazzling day for me, I had to cross the Lion's Gate bridge between Vancouver and North and West Vancouver a whopping 8 times. Believe me, the traffic was not always going in my favor. (Those who drive it daily know exactly what I'm talking about.)

Our week ended back at our stages in Vancouver. The work truck for special effects, grips, electrics, camera, and props are going to be parked here for over a week as we end the third and start the fourth block (8 episodes) for season 2.

My last duty for the week was returning this "stylish" suit back to our wardrobe department. I was dismayed that it was not my size. (insert unsettling flashback to the disco era here)

double yup
so clever

Old man and the sea is pumped!

I really hope she was okay

Ahhhhh,t's not too late!

I drove truck for years, I cannot even fathom how this happened. (unless he needed to water the horse???)

how fast was this dude going with his dump box up?

Go big or go home? (I really wanted to say "big sled, small popsicle", oops, did I say that out loud?)

"ours not to reason why......"


triple ditto
This happened close to Vancouver in a place I have visited and filmed at many times, Steveston   It was very scary to watch, thankfully the little girl is okay.
The You Tube video has over 26 million views. If you have not seen it, here is a link to the video. .  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Campbell, what's on the menu this week......

Another week on season 2 of "Campbell." (The show I cannot talk about )
Once again, a few minutes to enjoy the view of Burrard Inlet towards the North Shore Mountains, waiting to pick up the director.

We are so spoiled in the film industry. On this particular day, this was our lunch menu from our caterers, "Kitchen Wisdom."
We get breakfast and lunch on filming days, and the menu is always changing.

Fellow Teamster brother Ward contented after the feast.

We spent 4 days at Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam.

Less than 5 minutes from the freeway, a little peaceful greenspace at Riverview.
On one day last week, the temperature climbed to 25 degrees Celsius.......

but by 6 p.m., the clouds started rolling in....

and within 2 hours, we had torrential, albeit warm, rain, thunder and lightning, and a nice, but cool, sunset.
the tradition of Friday Hawaiian has returned to our production, more crew joining in every week. (and that is about all I can show from the show, it played in the first season) 

Once again, day turns to night in the film world. A little different spending the evening at an elementary school in Vancouver

Also this week, I had my voter card in hand as I headed out to the local community center to vote in the election.

A small feeling of violation today, as I went out to my car, only to find out someone had backed into it. Disappointing to not see a note on my windshield.

A bit of a change of scenery as I awaited one of the executive producers doing some banking by Renfrew and 1st.

Also had a little time to have a coffee with my brother, who works at Carnegie Centre in Vancouver. That's ground zero on the east side, where many of the homeless and drug addicted spend their days. The stained glass windows are part of the building.

Back at our studio in Burnaby, across the road from us at the Bridge Studios, another t.v. series, Lost in Space, is in full production.
just another rainy day in Vancouver

I call it, "light reflecting the rain onto my dashboard" (one of my "slower" moments of the day as I was waiting for wrap.)

should be anytime now.........

Coming down Boundary road looking towards the north shore mountains, the week ended with a hint the weather may be changing for the better.
revisiting some Far Side gold.

I looked this up after it became a topic of conversation at work...
I'm really trying to keep an open mind on this one.

good job, after  all, safety doesn't take a holiday....

This was a couple of weeks ago when he was in Vancouver filming his new movie, "Hard Powder"