Behind the Scenes: A Masterpiece in the Making

So you may recall my trip into the woods a few weeks ago in search of "New Moon" filming locations. At the time, I was preparing for a hush hush project which didn't have a firm filming, never mind release date, but I'm happy to report that it's pretty much done and I can talk about it...sort of.

I spent my Canada Day in the company of two very funny guys, a producer and a videographer shooting video for an upcoming special (which I am now being told will be two 5 minute shows) on the "New Moon" filming locations. It was a long day of too much sun, driving and improvisation but it was also a whole lot of fun. I was nervous when we did our first take of the day - mostly because I've never been particularly comfortable on stage, I don't really know the guys or their long running rapor and acting was never my strong suit. The guys and the producer made me feel really comfortable and things did get better as the day progressed and though I was exhausted at the end of the 9 hour day, I would love to do it again....we'll have to wait and see how disastrous the first one was.

I didn't take too many photos throughout the day but I did snap a few and here are some of the good ones.

Set Up
Here we are setting up at our first location of the day. Though we started at 10AM we had some technical difficulties with microphones so we stood around for an hour while they figured out the details. 
We saw a lot of locations yesterday but none managed to get me as excited as this one:
Bella's House
I had been cool and collected until Bella's House came into view at which point I had a total fangirl moment of excitement - with the camera rolling. Yes, they caught my girly reaction on tape. I hope it's soooo bad it can't be used. I'm not sure how I'll be able to look any of my "film" comrades in the eye after the reaction. It was also the only location where I asked the guys to take a photo of me. *sigh* It's too bad the house was under plastic. It would have been even more exciting if it was visible!
I wasn't the only one who got in on the action here. Pocket Edward wanted in...badly.
Let me in!
After a very long drive, we ended the day at Jacob's House. I had heard rumours from fellow Twifans that the owners of the place didn't appreciate folks coming by (and for the record, we broke no laws - except maybe speed limits) but they didn't give us any trouble while we were shooting. It's all about Karma because it turns out no one was home. We were walking back to the cars after shooting when the owner returned from a walk and though we were well up the street, he must have known we were there looking because he gave us the evil eye the entire time he walked up the driveway. 
And Pocket Edward started to get a little upset when we got to the house. He was ready to jump the fence:
I just want to talk
It was a fabulous day and I had a great time checking out all of the locations which, outside of the parks I'd never seen before. It's also the first time I've ever done anything even remotely fannish like this but I loved every second of it. I can't wait to share the video so stay tuned for a post in the next few days!
There is a sad turn to all this excitement. The filming meant I couldn't attend the North Shore Canada Day Parade with some of my great friends. However, my clone was on hand for the festivities (but she has yet to give me the inside details on how things went). Here she is in style:
See! I was there!
Thanks to my artist friend (and photoshop guru) Lorraine for the fantastic photograph!


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monnibo said...

I was looking at the trees in Pacific Spirit Park for you to consider if they filmed anything there. Probably too protected as an eco-habitat. But when I told my BF about it, he wanted to know what you were doing, and unfortunately I didn't have any details at that point.

July 02, 2009 10:51 p.m.

themarina said...

I had it from some of the folks that actually went out to the sets that they filmed at Robert Burnaby and Central Park. I don't think I could have found the locations if I hadn't had that to go with. and my secrets! :)

July 03, 2009 12:17 a.m.

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