Monday, November 13, 2017

The Good Doctor, episode 109 and 110

The sun sets in Coquitlam and on episode 108 of the Good Doctor
The last couple of weeks we have been filming episode 109, and Friday we had a "double up" day, filming 109 at one studio in Burnaby, and we started filming 110 at our Coquitlam studio

The next episode will air tonight on ABC and CTV (Canada) at 10 p.m. pst.
Dr. Shaun Murphy starting to feel at home at St. Bonaventure hospital in San Jose, California.
Heading east on Alberni St. towards Burrard St. for a cast or director, or a writer pick-up. (It's been a long couple of weeks, I don't remember who I grabbed)

Outside of the transport office in Coquitlam I can see the camera peeps setting up a "technocrane" for filming some special shots. 

Our first winter scare, the snow started to fall later in the evening. Thankfully it did not stick.

The snow was still trying hard to stick as I headed into Vancouver to drop off the day's film drives. 

The next morning the snow did manage to stick, but not for long. 

Leaving my parking garage, wow, a balmy 14 degrees Celsius.

one block later, reality, it was only 3 degrees outside.
the next morning, even colder
there was even ice in the parking lot at the studio

I can take a little cold, as long as that sun is a shining. (and it was at Coal Harbour on this morning)

Looking east from my place towards Mount Baker, another fine sunrise.

a quick stop at the car wash, and I'm heading back downtown for an early director pick-up.

I did have time to stop on Thurlow St. by Robson to grab a coffee at Starbucks.
This morning, the caterers spoiled me again, a very tasty chicken quesadilla, with a little avocado, wow!

I had to take a couple of actors to Masters FX in Burnaby for prosthetic fittings for episode 110 and 111. (cannot say much more than that.) These guys at Masters Fx are in high demand in the Vancouver film industry, and here is one example!

and another creepy example...

We were at the studio for 9 days, so it was an adjustment when we went out on the road. Tonight, the Saint Bonaventure hospital is very quiet.

because we were downtown Vancouver. Our base camp was in the Rogers arena parking lot. 

we started the day at V.C.C. and ended our night at a restaurant on Homer Street in Yaletown. 

it was a long 2 weeks, and our semi-fraturday was spent at our Burnaby studio for episode 109 and at.....
our Coquitlam studio for the first day of filming episode 110. (110 won, they finished a good 3 hours ahead of 109)

on one of the  sets, I had to check inside the fridge, I saw both a lot of nothing and a lot, as far as filming goes.

 The end of the night, serenity now! OMG, to go through the Cassiar connector on my own, you have no idea! 

This week-end I had a chance to catch up with a fellow Teamster buddy. If you ever make it to the River's Reach pub in New Westminster, the tuna tower is amazing!

Ron and I

just an example of how many shows are filming in Vancouver right now
on the net this week, prime parking

a fine line between resourceful and desperate 

yes, I'd like to see someone take that to court, it shows up on my cast vehicle all the time

ouch

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once again, as a professional transport driver myself, wtf?



kudos to the photographer



if I had the money, why not


god speed, not for me



you know, maybe they could have been more specific, not all of us have COMMON SENSE!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Episode 108, continued.....

Wow, the positive press continues for the Good Doctor.
note to self, when you are given a lamp second hand, make sure you know where it came from before you try and find a replacement light bulb. After going to Rona, Home Depot, and Canadian Tire, I find out you can only get these at Ikea!

Waiting to pick-up a cast member, I'm close by on Water Street down in Gastown.

Wow, fall is certainly here, this was outside our set at Vancouver Community College. 

another stunning sunrise as seen from my place...

and there he is, the  Edrocker! He has got a lot of days as a background performer on our show.

more proof of fall down at Coal Harbour
an inside joke, but if you are driving Richard Schiff, you better have the purple Dentyne!

later in the week, the fog set in

but later in the mornings it was gone

later in the week, new territory getting on highway 17 as had a pick-up out in Tsawwaessen..

back to downtown Vancouver for another cast pick-up.

Right behind the Sutton Hotel, where most of my cast pick-ups are, was this funky little courtyard attached to the Starbucks I went to on Thurlow Avenue. 


Saturday was a unique day for me. I was asked to take some people around to scout locations for a possible future (next summer) feature film. It was so interesting to be at the very start of a project. They were looking for farmland, but the early morning fog at Westham Island did not give much of a view.

but then the fog started to lift, and behold, a pumpkin patch
spider web on old farm machinery

haha, chill cat on a fork-lift

another farm house to consider

then we were out in Langley. The perks of my job, this was an incredible 100 acre estate. They were looking for a residence for a rural doctor.

The pay-off. The owner allowed us to take a peek at his garages, and  man, we were not disappointed. This one of many of the hot-rods stored there, and they have all been restored.

apparently his grand-father drove this old ford, and the gas pump behind it was the one he filled up at!

a farm out in Langley, wow, never would have known of these places, another perk.
new meets old

we scouted a heritage home out in Fort Langley
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Langley
and this mansion out in Walnut Grove. (which I have filmed at before, just cannot remember which show)
nice spread.




meanwhile, back in Hiroshima, Ritsue had her own issues to deal with....
(that's one huge praying mantis)
really?

This wasn't my favourite, but I used to spend a lot of time in Spokane, Washington, so it made the cut.



I grew up with these Peanuts characters, this picture blew my mind!

bachelor resourcefulness.

the words are not needed, haha



stand by your man



this one was disturbing to myself, who is not comfortable flying. (it landed safely)

yes





makes sense, no room in the front seat

uhhh, more money than brains?

sure, why not?


not my idea of a neighbourhood

so true in the newer vehicles, including my cast car, so distracting!

oh my, what path to take....