Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Misfits final prep week.

A very busy week prepping for the ABC t.v. pilot Misfits, base on the successful British series.
When I did have some down time, I found myself under the sky-train bridge at the studio in Burnaby. (It was getting very warm by the end of the week, and this was the only shade I could find on the lot.)
Quite a surprise this past father's day. My kids showed up with plants for my balcony. (including tomatoes, thyme, peppers, and lavender). Now let's see if Mr. no green thumb can keep them alive.

The final tech survey of all of the shooting locations was on Tuesday. It included all of the department heads, as well as producers, d.o.p. and the director. We were back at the Willingdon Youth Correctional Centre. Here the rules were very strict.

checking out the roof.

and hanging out on East Hastings street

a final check of some of the residences being considered for the pilot 

all in the east Vancouver area
this isn't one of them, but I thought it was a cool old building.

not many other jobs let you hang out in the finest alleys in Vancouver

the department heads and exec checking out the old R.C.M.P. training facility

I'll be good, I promise, let me out! (besides, who's going to drive the bus?)

a roof top party and I wasn't invited

end of the line! We pulled into Deer Lake Park in Burnaby, but I had to let everybody out short of our destination.

This used to be such a beautiful spot, but unfortunately, the Canada goose population has left a real poopy mess!

12 hours later, we had most of the survey locations ticked off.
beautiful evening from my balcony on the longest day of the year.

and an equally beautiful morning the next day.

Many businesses are part of the film industry. I often pick-up small items for the sound department at Trew Audio in Burnaby. In 2015 the film productions spent 2 billion dollars in British Columbia

This week I had to go the yet unfinshed hospital set of season one of the Good Doctor out in Coquitlam. After Misfits, I will be on this show for the rest of the year.

Scouting a location for the Good Doctor. Today it was the impressive architecture of the city of Surrey's city hall.

and the equally impressive Surrey library. Behind is a lot of new condo development going on.

Look up, look wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy up!
back in my hometown of Penticton, Okanagan Lake is finally starting to recede. Such a mess left to clean up!

kudos and god speed, omg!

yah, good luck with that one


one of those I wish I thought of that

Super Dad!

small victories

could be one of the most incredulous things I have seen

oh no, wait, it's this one...

wait a minute.........


too dumb to be scared?

just Joburg??? Never mind, it is all of them.

high heels training????

is this "toy" car road worthy?

I got nothing..

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Prepping the Misfits

Oh man! The director brought in doughnuts today! I just had to try a bacon doughnut. Not bad, a unique combination of sweet and salty.
Went out for dinner with the kids last week-end, and walked it off at Burnaby Lake.

Its a gorgeous spot, right beside highway 1. (but you can't see it from the highway, I'm sure people drive by every day and don't even know it's there.)

I'll figure the selfie thing out one day.

I tried to take pics that don't show the high rises that surround the lake.

mama mallard guarding her new ducklings

Another day, another new chapter in my daily duties. I had to take this hat for one of the actors of Haters Back Off from the production office to a downtown location.

also on my rounds, a trip to North Shore Studios in North Vancouver. I see one of the productions is ramping up for some action.

Out scouting locations again for the ABC t.v. pilot "Misfits." I love the creative mind. They were thrilled with this location underneath the Iron Worker's Memorial bridge.
and back to the old Burnaby Youth Custody centre, I'm sure not all the youth that served time there were "Misfits."

and a shot of my ride, this 15 passenger Ford Transit, outside of the old R.C.M.P. training facility.

and back to Deer Lake in Burnaby, watch your step, the Canada goose poop was everywhere!

our last stop, trying to find the right water local, was Central Park in Burnaby.
the next day, we took a peek around downtown Vancouver...I was staged across from the iconic Hotel Vancouver....

we were looking at the Vancouver Art Galllery.....

another first, I had to pick-up jewellery at Tiffany and Company on Burrard Street. I have never felt less comfortable at any store I have ever been in. Too fancy shmancy for me!
then back scouting locations, these homes were close to our location, wow, I hope you love your neighbours....

the end of the week, my daughter and I headed down to the same neighbourhood to check out a street festival and yard sale. It was very close to Chinatown, so we took a look-see.

a lot of history here, but some of the shops are slowly changing to a modern, present day, not a Chinatown feel...

I was mesmerized by the selection in some of the shops

....I spent a lot of time looking at this offering, I can't read Chinese, so I can just imagine......

in the heart of Chiantown, the Brixton on Georgia was far from the Chinatown feel,.... but the Beef quesadilla was amazing....
Pics on the web, omg, this picture really moved me.

does he really want all that, or just because it's an impulse thing...

The dog is either extremely disciplined or drunk.

Holy! We all want winter to be over, but this is a little extreme.

Having a transport background, and not to bore the people who do not know transport, I had trouble with this picture. Those trucks have to move in sync or the monster truck will move, just sayin........
I vote staged.

every city should have a moon street

O Canada!

should be a kompleet suksess!

money better spent?

way to go boys!

just clarify, sick, not sic


really? was she ok?

poor girl