Monday, January 15, 2018

The Good Doctor, episode 113 continued...

Week 2 of filming episode 113 of the Good Doctor. On the Monday, I ran into three of my cast driving peeps (Carrie, James and Jim) at the airport. We were all waiting for cast and execs that were arriving from Los Angeles.
Waiting for the director and writer outside the Matchstick Coffee Roasters on East Georgia in Chinatown.

Another early morning cast pick-up down by Coal Harbour.

and then the rain.........

another early morning cast pick-up, not much going on this early on Robson Street. 

At our Coquitlam studio. The pot of gold at the end of our base camp rainbow is our caterer's head chef Jon, and all the goodies he and his team are creating for us today. (trust me, he's down there, even if you enlarge the pic it's hard to see, haha)
bored, waiting for an actor that I took to a doctor's appointment in Burnaby, pic

There are so many spin-off jobs in the film industry in Vancouver. I had to pick-up some wardrobe from a private residence in North Vancouver. The woman who lives there does alterations for a lot of the shows filming in town. 

Another duty, off to VPC (Vancouver Prop and Costume, a rental house for the film industry) for a wardrobe pick-up.

another early morning, this time heading south on Thurlow, heading to the Sutton Hotel for a cast pick-up

ahhhhhh, the Teamster umbrella is hard at work again on Friday, waiting to take cast to set outside of Rogers Arena

haha, I briefly got outside for an arena pic

tonight, my cast rig became a California car for one of the scenes

a mini fraturday, filming outside of Vancouver Community college on a rainy, cold Friday/Saturday night (the transit bus played a big part of the last scene of the night,)
some of the behind the scenes pics on set. There's Freddie.

Freddie and Richard Schiff talking with one of the directors, Michael Patrick Jann

Dr. Kalu (Chuku Modu) and Dr. Browne (Antonia Thomas)

Michael Patrick Jann talking with Antonia.

Freddie and Richard. Wow, only 5 more episodes to go for season one!

Do not mess with this woman!

The face says it all.

Not worth it.

Boys will be boys?

the least of the person's problems

I tracked this map to Porter's Lake, Nova Scotia.


I don't think this is the quite the same as that work saying, "he has his head so far up the bosses a....."

I want to see the pot at the end of this rainbow

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Good Doctor, episode 113

Back to my real world of make believe. This is my view on this rainy today. This is what we so affectionately call "my Teamster raincoat!"
The year started out glorious as we ended our hiatus and headed back to...........
........the gang at the Good Doctor.

The operating room will soon be back in action.
a couple of foggy days wont stop the filming

Early morning on the boardwalk at Coal Harbour, downtown Vancouver.

On set, someone is still shaking off the holiday cobwebs. (Actually, this background performer is a friend, Edwin, who does his own blog about his adventures in the film industry.)

First car wash of the year! (First of many I'm sure while we film the last 6 episodes of season 1)
I get it!

Another example of "It seemed a good idea at the time....."

Can you blame him?

I love this image.

 I may or may not have been one of those dads. (insert smiley face here)

Maybe we do need another hero.

I will heed this warning.

Yes, yes, yes!!!!!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Good Hiatus

As the Sutton hotel has so eloquently stated, season's greetings to one and all!
The operating room on the Good Doctor is silent, as the show takes a Christmas hiatus.( (The 11th episode of season 1 will air on ABC (CTV in Canada) on January 8th at 10 p.m.))
The last cast car wash of 2017

Leaving squeaky clean, heading downtown to the Sutton hotel for one last time this year.

So festive at the Sutton, finally starting to feel it........

That's the holiday spirit. Fellow Teamster Dallas pumping some air into a low tire of one of the cast's cars.

A couple of more trips downtown before the break.

On this day were to take over China Creek Park in the Mount Pleasant area of East Vancouver.
and we did.......

what a colourful neighbourhood

A lot of trust fellow Teamster Bob was going to stop this massive wardrobe truck before it got any closer to me.

We finished this day at Vancouver Community College, where we have filmed many times before.
Waiting for cast down on Cordova, just east of Gastown.

I spent this day driving the director and writer around on a tech survey for the locations we will be using in the next episode. (everyone else rode on the busses)

In the Christmas spirit, the red light outside the studio. (warns people not to enter while filming is in progress)

got home just in time to watch this spectacle on Stephen Colbert.
Hope the breath mints were working for him and Tom Hanks.

Quite a spread put out at our transport coordinator, Andrew. He threw a little Christmas party for all of the drivers on his crew.

Me and Andrew, aka Saint Nick.

This had all the makings of a white Christmas, but the white stuff did not stick around.

There was plenty up in the mountains, though

A little Charlie Brown-ish, but I think I had a pretty nice little Christmas tree this year!
All these treats for  Christmas! All that Japanese packaging can only mean one thing.....

.......Ritsue has come from Hiroshima to celebrate Christmas with me and my family. (Showing off our beer and tuna towers at the River's Reach pub in New Westminster!)

We went to the Christmas Fly Over Canada at Canada Place.

Photo op with Santa!

It was hovering around freezing, but it was a nice afternoon downtown

A nice shot of "the Lions" peaks on the North Shore.
After Fly Over Canada, we were the biggest kids on the carousel at the Vancouver Christmas Market,

It was a wonderful evening.

The Lights of Hope at St. Paul's hospital.

Haha, cute turkey hat pic!

The next night we went with my kids to the Vancouver Canuck's game. Ritsue had never been to an N.H.L. game. St. Louis won tonight, but we still had a ton of fun. 
Christmas eve day, and it was time to get the turkey in the oven. 

Another first for Ritsue, but she nailed it! It was delicious! 

A wonderful Christmas dinner!
Followed by another marvelous turkey dinner with my brother and his family on Christmas day. Many thanks to my sister-in-law Carmen for hosting all of us!

Daisy has a new international friend.

Junior and my nieces
Go back 3 days, I forgot Santa photo-bombed us at Fly Over Canada, what nerve!

I did do pretty good with the pumpkin pie, if I do say so myself. (and I do!)

hammin' it up on turkey day.....
and just like that, 6 days were gone....... time for Ritsue to head back to Hiroshima, 😢

What's the real story?

and it doesn't matter how old they are, lol

I found this amusing because X-Files is back filming in Vancouver

Someone point them to the playground across the street already!

One way to keep them quiet, not recommending it though

a new way to enjoy a game I grew up with......

That's a legitimate dilemma

hardly noticeable 

very noticeable

something wrong with that cat

don't know until you try

not a stand up toilet, I think

that sign probably saved more than one marriage, hahaha