Yesterday was our last day (and night) in the wilds of North Vancouver where we finished shooting our location exteriors for The Hunt.  While it’s nice to get away from our standing sets every once in a while,  it’s even nicer to get back to those standing sets after spending a few cold and rainy evenings in the great outdoors.  If you were there, you’ll know what I’m talking about.  If you weren’t, check out the pics…

This time I came prepared, penguin umbrella in tow.

As did Rob.

The gang from props: Rob, Evil Kenny, and Chris.

Camera Operator, Grizz Salzi, shows of his stylin’ head gear.

While fellow camera operator, Ryan Purcell, shows off his WWE Intercontinental Championship Belt.

VFX Set Supervisor Kelly Whitfield sasses it up.

VFX Coordinator James “Bones” Rorick’s “what can you do?” shrug. He goes to that one a lot when working with Kelly.

Chaddington screws up Director Andy Mikita’s breakfast order.

Next time, no onions in the breakfast burrito!

But thanks for the coffee.

Fogging it up!

Boom Operator Dave Griffiths and his giant home made Q-tip!

Readying the first shot of the day.

Assistant Prop Master Chris di Armani subtly suggests I steer clear of writing anymore exterior/night scenes.

Capturing the walk and talk.

To ensure the troops were happy, I coordinated with producer John G. Lenic to bring in the Bean Buggy!

Grayston Holt, aka Corporal Reynolds.

That is one tough S.O.B.

At lunch, Producer John G. Lenic informed me that there would be a surprise arriving for me at around 6:30 p.m. What could it be? Chocolate? Louis Ferreira? A puppy? Ooh, I was hoping for puppy!

Sure, shooting a t.v. show on location is exciting - but this quiche-eating squirrel was the highlight of the day. Lookit 'im go!

Night falls early in September. Early and spooky.

Mystery photo #1. What's going on here? Discuss.

Stunt Coordinator James "Bam Bam" Bamford was reminded of his years on X-Files.

Steve from Costumes and Stand-In Sherri await the first shot of the night.

Mystery photo #2. What was in the two empty styrofoam containers? Discuss.

Yeah, we had to go with the economy size.

My surprise arrives! No, not a puppy. Seven dozen cookies from Cookes By George, coordinated by Producer John G. Lenic, compliments of the production office.

Jamil did such a good job in this scene that I made sure he got a cookie.

Finally, this is a video of me trying to find the bathroom.  Ah, show business!

Back to Stage 4 on Monday!

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Gen
Gen

Mystery #2: Due to a tragic mix-up on the part of the caterer, what was supposed to be Jordan Almonds were in fact alien eggs. Encouraged into hatching by the unusually damp air, the aliens emerged from their shells and chewed off the arm of a nearby crew member before escaping into the woods.

Deni
Deni

Hi Joe, that looks like fun, sort of. I hear the squishing of your footsteps in the video and then, not so much. Be careful with the wanting a puppy comments, it could turn out like Paul McGillion with the turtles smile Stay warm!

Airelle
Airelle

Lots and lots and lots of great pictures, thanks for sharing. Thats an army of people and equipment to dry out.

I am calling my broker tomorrow and getting me some North Face stock, some good stuff.
Now who didn’t like their quiche and threw it down for the critter?
Nice umbrella there Joe, did anyone tell you where exactly to put it, since this shoot was for you. They are your friends so I am sure they were delicate.
And thats a great action shot with Andy Mikita, he should get a part in a fight scene.
Photo #1, straightening out a line jumper for the coffee truck or the rest room, well wait, no line for that for you guys, lots of trees and its nighttime,right?
#2. not truffles,not a big enough container, how about chocolate covered peanuts(my fav) and maybe some kind of white chocolate.
Now that partial arm there another topic of discussion, not at the snack table please…
At least it looks like the rain stopped, but there is still a chill, noting the wardrobe of people. Now don’t you all catch a cold.
Wow seven dozen George cookies, was that even enough, oh maybe I was thinking of me. Well you could still have a surprise waiting from Ashleigh and Lawren, maybe it will be a puppy.
Hope you all got to warm up and dry out in short order and the scenes probably are going to be smashing. I think you missed the line for the bathroom when you were heading for the light…

dasNdanger
dasNdanger

Thank you, Joe. Thank you. I am a bit relieved now. smile

das

(PS: What I said has nothing to do with finding a bathroom.)

Thornyrose
Thornyrose

hard to believe you folks were working, based on the pictures. you were having way too much fun. But I imagine it was a tad bit more than that. thanks for sharing and looking forward to more doggie pics, food reviews, and an occasional mailbag.

Sean D.

Joe,

Dude, what the hell happened to Corporal Reynolds?!

:p

And your video looks like the “Blair Joe Project”. wink

-Sean D.

Jumperpilot
Jumperpilot

Mystery pic 1: Varro is upset with Greer for forgeting the coffee for their first annual camping trip.

chevron7
chevron7

Squelch! You left us hanging? Did ya find it?

Cheers, Chev

chevron7
chevron7

Ah BamBam – gorgeous photo Joe…I soooo loved The X-Files…has he been giving Andy lessons? Love his fight face.

Nothing screams macho like a penguin umbrella…although you had me excited that you’d ditched Montreal for Pittsburgh.

Mystery Photo #1 – Mike Dopud and Jamil Walker-Smith debating Lady Gaga’s meat dress. Mike’s a little monster for sure.

Mystery Photo #2 – Ummm….brains? Popcorn? Super Secret Truffles?….that reminds me I must upload that photo..

Cheers, Chev

P.S. BamBam said it wasn’t cold…in fact John G Lenic looks quite toasty warm..do you feel the cold easily?

Kristina

Great pics Joe! Nice to see how it is all put together!

Kriss smile

Major D. Davis

I agree with @jumperpilot smile Definitely Greer and Varro.

Lewis
Lewis

SPOILER!!! Now we know that Cpl. Reynolds survives Incursion! Man, that just ruined everything! Now I don’t know if I can force myself to watch
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Mystery Photo #1- apparently someone was quite upset about Jamil getting a cookie… could be Mikita, he’s been kinda punchy lately, or maybe it was a crony for the squirrel who was looking for some dessert to wash down that oversized quiche.

Mystery Photo #2- it’s not the empty cups that are bothersome, but rather the ones that aren’t empty… now we know where the squirrel was later in the day after eating the quiche & stealing Jamil’s cookie.. and apparently Mikita tried to stop the squirrel with his right hook, but paid the ultimate price. Either that or someone didn’t think the ice cream toppings were worth a leg!

Wait a second, is that Chris di Armani’s right arm? Aw, Joe, you should feel really bad about writing those exterior/night scenes. At least give the man a cookie… he can eat left handed, right?

Randomness
Randomness

>X-Files

Amazing pictures Joe, and have to say quite a few do look kinda X-File like, especially this one you posted
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Can’t quote the episode offhand but basically Mulder and Scully were in the forest investigating why people were going missing, and lo and behold Mulder spots a light that at a different angle looks indentical near abouts to your pic. He walks towards but never sees whats there, but the Sherriff emerges and warns him away.

Basically it’s the cool UFO effect.

Lewis
Lewis
Alexis
Alexis

Thanks for all the pictures Joe. My mom was peeking over my shoulder when I was reading the blog tonight. She says Max is cute. grin

Cody
Cody

Bam Bam worked on the X-Files!!! Sweeet!!!

Also the scene that Randomness is referring to with that picture is from the Pilot episode of the X-Files (pretty sure at least) and it does look eerily similar. Beware of alien abductors.

Also… all of the pics were really good. I really liked the ones Andy Mikita, as well as the squirrel pic.

My guess on the contents of the empty containers: bits of white chocolate and milk chocolate.

Cody

crayonbaby
crayonbaby

You can’t even see where you’re going.

Squirrel.

Don’t let the squirrel steal any of that chocolate.

RobTheCanadian
RobTheCanadian

The 15th picture – Walk & Talk;

SG-U version of The West Wing?

It has always been surreal and fun to watch Stargate, especially Earth episodes, and recognize the local shots.

I’m guessing it’s out in Lynn Valley? And, how do you guys work around the rain? Obviously, it can rain quite hard here, like recently. Just stop the shooting and wait it out? I imagine, that would be quite costly to do that.

Recently, I re-watched Continuum, and a visitor at my house yelled, “it’s Stargate!”, when I was watching the movie. It happened in the scene, just after the trio jumped into the alternate timeline, on the cargo ship. That was too funny, but it also shows how big of a fan base for Stargate that exists.

Annie from Fremantle
Annie from Fremantle

*sniff* you missed my birthday two years in a row… I’m thinking I’m invisible now..

Jenks
Jenks

Corporal Reynolds any relation to Colonel Reynolds?

Jenks
Jenks

Guessing the mystery picture is Varro and Greer arguing over how to find TJ?

Kelsey
Kelsey

The sound the ground is making in that video is unreal.

Collegeboy8907
Collegeboy8907

Whatever happened to Rya’c or Rak’nor? Did they die during the ori war?

Shadow Step
Shadow Step

Ah, the Canadian forests – just what Stargate has been missing for a while *g*

cat4444
cat4444

Mystery Photo 1: Varro and Greer having a “discussion”.

Mystery Photo 2: Almond bark in the one on the left and the vast emptiness of the universe in the one on the right with small traces of “dark matter” left behind to tantalize the scientific types that will follow to study the phenomenon of the “empty cup” and whether it was half full or half empty before the singularity formed and swallowed everything in sight.

Squirrel Photo: Come on, you don’t really expect us to believe that squirrel isn’t a prop, do you? Everyone knows that real squirrels don’t eat quiche.