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07 September 2009 @ 05:42 pm
Finding the Holy Grail, Parts Two and Three: Supernatural on Location (no real spoilers)  
Finding the Holy Grail, Parts Two and Three: Supernatural on Location (no real spoilers)

In my last post, I danced for having finally seen Supernatural shooting on location, even though it was night and I never actually saw Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. This post really picks up from that one, because before I left Vancouver, I managed to see filming twice more in daylight, and this time, got to see the boys at work!

I did get behind the scenes photos from both locations on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 1 and 2, including shots during filming on the first one, but I won’t post those photos until the episode (it’s 5.06) airs. [The photos are now up, since the episode has aired: see links at the bottom of this article!] The shots aren’t particularly spoilery – how often have we seen the boys walking to or from the car and talking? – but I’ll defer to the production folk, who really don’t want to see the fans spoiled before episodes air and who asked me to be discreet. All of the shots were taken from public rights of way adjacent to the filming; we were very careful never to trespass or intrude, and made certain that the crew knew that we would stop taking pictures and leave whenever they asked. They asked us to stop shooting photos before they began filming at the second location and we obliged, so I have no shots of the boys from there, but they never asked us to leave.

Without giving anything away, I can talk a bit about what I saw in terms of how things were done, and I will share one funny story from the crew and some observations of antics between takes.

Both of the locations were out in the country; no surprise, given how often Supernatural calls for lonely, isolated locales. Both locations were private homes in Delta and I won’t give away the exact addresses, because the people who live there shouldn’t be bothered. In a very sneaky move, though, the two locations were actually serving as three locations: one of the houses was doing double duty, being shot from the front as one character’s home, and being shot from the rear as a different character’s totally different house!

We reached the second location around noon on Wednesday while they were still prepping the area for the shoot and before most of the trucks arrived, so we got to watch a lot of the process. It was fun to realize how much additional set dressing the production brought to the location; even the weathered mailbox on its patch of weeds beside the driveway was a prop! It fit so well and looked so much a part of the landscape that we took for granted it was a fixture of the house until an idle toe poking at the weeds while we were chatting with a PA betrayed that the patch of weeds was attached to the base of the mailbox!

Across the street from the house and its mailbox was a short stretch of fence that was also a prop, and also looked as if it had been part of the landscape for the last thirty years. While we watched, the director asked Dave the carpenter to extend the fence a little and add some end character to it. Dave took a board into the ditch and jumped on it to break it artistically rather than simply sawing it off, and we watched him add the broken board to the end of the fence. The greensman brought over pots of long-stalked grass weeds, and placed them along the new stretch of broken fence to make it look as if it had all been there for years. Magic! The Impala parked right by that fence and the director shot the car from behind the fence, but Dave laughed later that the camera never even got near the new bit we saw him add at the end.

Speaking of the Impala, they brought two Impalas out on a flatbed to the second location. One was a beautifully polished and detailed hero car; the other wasn’t quite as happily shiny, and had a few maintenance issues in the paint job and the way the passenger door hung slightly off track. They used the second car to pick and mark the position of the Impala in the shot, and left it there during all the set-up work, including having two guys sit inside as doubles for Jared and Jensen while the cameras were adjusted; then they replaced it with the hero car, and after a bit, Jensen and Jared took their places. So even the car has an on-set double!

At both locations, they were using fog machines to add creepy fog to the ambiance. Considering that the weather was bright and sunny, the addition of creepy fog was particularly amusing. The smoke/fog machines were about the size of medium fire extinguishers, and used a vegetable oil base to produce white smoke. Each of the PA’s with a fog machine also carried a wooden paddle with a broad fan base on the end, and would set the machine on the ground and wave the paddle to waft the smoke in the direction of the shot. It was funny to see these strategically placed guys waving their fans to blow smoke across the scene!

The first location on both Tuesday and Wednesday was very close to Boundary Bay Airport. The land immediately north of the airport itself used to belong to Defence Canada, and during World War II had been the site of training barracks for communications and signalmen. The barracks are long gone but the base roads remain, and the fenced property is now controlled by either Delta or the Ministry of Transportation. Supernatural uses that area a lot, and have nicknamed it the North 40. (Riverview Hospital, the second most often used location, is teasingly referred to as "Stage Five.") All of the crossroads scenes, for example, were shot at the very same crossroad in that North 40 complex, just redressed to look different, and those roads have been used for every driving stunt from the truck in Route 666 to crashing the Impala at the end of Devil’s Trap to stopping the bus in After School Special. Almost any time the boys walk down an empty road, it’s in that complex because they don’t need to worry about controlling or restricting traffic on a live road. Any business locations they have to build that are supposed to be in the middle of nowhere and therefore don’t actually exist (since real businesses don’t survive in the middle of nowhere) – Harvelle’s, the gas station in Lazarus Rising, the diner where Sam was kidnapped in All Hell Breaks Loose, Part 1 – are built there. Because the house was so close to that complex, the circus – the collection of equipment trucks, makeup and dressing rooms, and trailers supporting the production – was located in the complex. We got a good feel for how important the teamsters are to the production, because they were constantly ferrying people and equipment between the circus and the location house in vans and small trucks. We also got a little fun thrill on Wednesday morning when Misha Collins arrived, driving himself in a white SUV with California plates, and gave us a wave when he was directed past us toward where the circus was parked!

Most of the scenes at the first location were interior ones, and several were supposed to be taking place at night. That setup was fun to watch: they had blackout curtains on metal frames that they simply set up against the outside of the windows to block the light indoors. Voílà, instant night!

At the second location, the circus was located in a field directly across from the house where they were shooting, basically in the front yard of a second farm. I failed to keep count of the number of trucks and trailers that pulled in, but it was an impressive total and an amazing sight as later arrivals – including the boys’ trailers – were backed into position in the midst of others already parked in the field. There were easily 130 to 150 people on site by the time all the cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs had arrived.

We saw them shoot one very brief scene with the Impala by the fence, which took two takes only because the first one was ruined by sirens in the distance (sound carries a long way in the country …). While the crew moved all the cameras and other equipment across the street into the yard of the house to film the next scene, the actors had a bit of a break, and we got to see Jared first romping with his dogs and then tossing a football with some kids and other members of the crew. Genevieve was also there, and part of the happy fun. Jared got teasingly scolded by the costume lady for the extent of his dishevelment, since he’d pulled out the tails of his costume shirt for cooler, freer movement and been slobbered on by dogs. Jensen, still neat as a pin, got in on the football action, catching the ball with one hand. The dogs were all having a field day, given all the room they had to run. In addition to Sadie and Harley, there was one that looked like a blue heeler mix, and a white ball of fluff that might have been Icarus, easily holding his own against the three bigger dogs. As soon as the camera setup was complete, playtime was over and both of the guys returned to duty, filming a scene in the yard of the house. There were more takes on that one, with more camera angles used.

They ran out of daylight and wrapped early, at least for the boys; there was a night scene that wouldn’t include them still on the schedule. We got waves from them as they were driven off, in separate SUVs. We saw a crane with powerful lights setting up at the back of the house to do some additional shots, and Dave told us that there are rules that someone has to be up in the crane with the lights at all times. He said that those guys are the ones who really suffer on the location shoots, because once the lights are properly positioned, the crane has to stay in its exact position and the guy up in the cage can’t come down. He laughed that guys would string a hammock up there, and would drop a rope to be supplied with food and drinks. Oh, and they’d have an empty can for, ummm, bodily needs.

I promised one funny story, and this one came from Dave, the carpenter. We met him at the first house location, and when he saw us over at the second one, he came by to say hello and tease us about not being tired of watching yet. He told a funny on Jensen from Monday’s shooting in the studio. As background for this, you need to know that a fellow called Eddie Greens is the lead greensman on the show, the one who brings in bushes, trees, flowers, grass, and weeds to dress up sets and locations. Eddie is known for being meticulous in his work, a really detail-oriented person, and is also famously mild-mannered and soft-spoken.

As Dave told the story, he was watching shooting in the studio on a scene where the boys go into their latest motel room, chatting on the way. They’d recreated part of the motel exterior in the studio, to handle the transition from outside to inside, and there was a bush next to the door. Dave said he saw Jensen idly pluck a leaf off the bush and shred it in his fingers, and got an idea. When he saw Eddie, he told Eddie to go along with the gag, doing what Dave said to do. When the scene ended and they called cut, Eddie walked past the door behind Jensen, did a double-take at the bush, and then said loudly, “Goddammit, there’s a leaf missing!” Dave said that Jensen spun around with the guiltiest look on his face for just the couple of seconds it took for him to realize that he’d been had, and that everyone got in on the laugh!

I can say from my own observation that Supernatural really is a happy set. There were smiles and lots of laughter evident in the moments between shots from the crew as much as from the boys. Dave the carpenter fixed my friend Sandra’s broken purse strap. Dylan the PA was happy to talk about what they were doing, and even to point out good vantages and angles to see things better while still staying on public property and out of the way. Scotty the Impala wrangler backed up and posed the car for us to take pictures on the road, when he saw us watching him. Almost everyone we talked to on the crew was lovely, and even the one hard-nosed guy was just concerned about keeping the location set safe and the guys unstalked, sentiments I can understand especially after hearing about some of the liberties taken by certain fans who abused access to the set. We learned in the course of Wednesday that one PA had been fired just the day before after allowing a fan access to the set when it turned out that the fan wasn’t the well-mannered friend the PA had thought she would be, and Scotty had gotten into trouble while we watched for having allowed two fans to sit in the Impala (we saw that happening and wondered about it; now we know).

We chose not to go back to the second location the next day simply because of the logistics. We knew they’d be filming the driving shot of the boys arriving in the Impala at the house, something I’d have loved to have seen, but we also knew that because of the angle of the shot, we wouldn’t be able to use the BC Hydro right-of-way that we’d watched from during the initial shooting at the house. There was no safe public place we could stand to see things from the opposite direction, at least not one with any decent viewing angle. That, combined with the nearest legal parking spot being at a splash park about a mile and a half from the location, made us decide to give the company a break. They were probably very relieved that we didn’t show up again! We knew they’d be spending the rest of the week on the Supernatural back lot (which is actually the former Watchmen set!) and in the studio, so there would not be any more chances to catch filming before I flew home on Saturday.

Still and all, the two days and one night when I got to watch them shoot rank high in my memories. I will share the photos from 5.06 once the episode airs, and beg your indulgence in the meantime. I hope you enjoyed sharing this little glimpse behind the scenes with me!

I’ll be writing up my account of the convention and posting it, along with photos and stories from my own little freebie location hunts. I apologize for the amount of time it will take before everything is up, but hey – I’ve got to get back in the swing of work and of writing up episode commentaries, now that the new season is about to begin!

Happy Thursdays …

ETA 9/12/09:  I've been reminded by friends that I left out a few details, so -- here they are, better late than never! First off, Amanda informs me that the heeler-mix-looking cattle dog belongs to Clif, the boys' driver/bodyguard/friend/actor, and is named Buddy. There was a little funny moment when Jensen was throwing a ball for Buddy to fetch, and Buddy -- being oversupplied with enthusiasm and undersupplied with focus -- lost track of the ball in the long grass. Hilariously, so did Jensen, and he gestured to us, querying with hands, shoulders, and face if we saw where the ball went. None of us could point him right, because we hadn't been looking at the ball either!

Becky also reminded me that when the boys first appeared in costume to shoot the brief scene with the Impala, they took no obvious notice of the dozen or so fangirls standing on the BC Hydro right-of-way. When they neared the Impala, which was parked on the shoulder, Jensen pulled down his suitcoat sleeve and polished an imaginary spot off of the trunk. Then he walked to the driver's door, and realizing there was a lineup of traffic waiting to pass, he proceeded to very showily wave them all through. Then Jared tossed something to him (a candy of some kind) and he started trying to catch them in his mouth. He and Jared clowned around a bit before actually getting into the car - still taking no obvious notice of us. It was really cool!!! And obviously for our benefit!

Thanks for the reminders, ladies!

ETA:  Since the episode has aired, the photos are now up!

Day one photos (from the house where the babysitter died, including shots of Jensen and Jared), are here.

Day two photos (all the setup at Jesse's/Julia's house) are here.
 
 
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ficwriter1966ficwriter1966 on September 7th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
What a great report, Mary! I can just imagine the broad grin on your face the whole time you were there. Looking forward to seeing the photos. :)
bardicvoice: Strobe headlights by <lj user=fuesch>bardicvoice on September 8th, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
Thanks, Carol! The silly grin hasn't entirely evaporated, even now ...
kelioskelios on September 8th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
oh, I'm so jealous. Esp. since I don't have any pics from the first visit *cries* But I'm also glad you and Sandra got a chance to really see the whole show. I can't wait to see your photos, esp of the Impala.
bardicvoice: Twilight Metallicar by <lj user=Cakeholebardicvoice on September 8th, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)
When I post the photos, they'll be obvious, I promise!

This was especially sweet, given that we'd struck out two years ago when we were hunting for a shoot. I was really happy that Sandra was with me the whole time! She was always my faithful hunting companion, and it was just right that she was there for the culmination of the quest!
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karenmiller: cute kittykarenmiller on September 8th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
Thank God there are fans like you, to balance the horror stories. You're a class act.
bardicvoice: Strobe headlights by <lj user=fuesch>bardicvoice on September 8th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
Thanks, Karen! I try ... *grin*
Laurenblackjedii on September 8th, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
Thanks for the report! I'd love to hear more about set direction and blocking so this is a treat.

Plus... OMG DOGGIES ON SET!! HOW CUTE IS THAT! <3 <3
bardicvoice: Strobe headlights by <lj user=fuesch>bardicvoice on September 8th, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
Boys and doggies and kids - this was pie with ice cream!

I'll talk more about specifics of what I saw when I post the photos. There are neat bits in there, like seeing the guy with a square ballast walking along with the boys, keeping the thing aimed to reflect light up at their faces to diffuse the shadows.
i love the geeky bits!!!
seesmooshrun: happyDeanseesmooshrun on September 8th, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
Oooooh, words cannot express how much I wish I had stuck around and shadowed you and Sandra. But then I guess I'd be a stalker, and I DID have a plane to catch. So I'll just stick with being jealous and really happy for you, and thanking you for this little glimpse. I understand how much time all this posting stuff takes now; It's been a week and I only have a few reports & photos up on my lj, but it's all new to me and fun. Thanks again and looking forward to more. 3 days 8 minutes and counting....
bardicvoice: Strobe headlights by <lj user=fuesch>bardicvoice on September 8th, 2009 01:04 am (UTC)
I cringe when I think about how long it's going to take me to write up all the con and tour stuff, not to mention sorting through 1,000 photos to pick out the few worth posting! I landed at home on Saturday night, and I've been busy trying to pick up the pieces of my life that I abandoned for Vancouver. Sheesh! Van was MUCH more fun ...

But at least there'll be Thursday night!
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deangirl1deangirl1 on September 8th, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for sharing, and I echo the comment, and thank you for being a class act and representing the best part of our fandom -- I hope the boys and all the hard working members of our show never tire of us!
And of course, I am sooo jealous that I could die. I fear that it is my lot never to see them film...
bardicvoice: Strobe headlights by <lj user=fuesch>bardicvoice on September 8th, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
Thank you! And I felt doomed when I failed to find them filming two years ago, so don't give up hope yet!
yourlibrarianyourlibrarian on September 8th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
Dave laughed later that the camera never even got near the new bit we saw him add at the end.

I imagine that's true of so many of their touches! If they hadn't been making a point of it, I'm sure we'd never have noticed the Kim Manor card, for example.

I'm also amused by how much effort goes into making things look old and run down. You'd think it wouldn't be hard to find such locations!

So even the car has an on-set double!

Wow, that seems like a lot of work for something that just sits there. I understood that they had a stunt car and a "show" car but a stand-in car?

Ha to the greensman's joke!
bardicvoice: Strobe headlights by <lj user=fuesch>bardicvoice on September 8th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
I'd love to have the chance to ask about the many details that the crew put in, or to see the sets in full lighting to get the chance to spot those details for myself. I always try to notice things, because everything on this show, from casting to writing to set dressing to direction, is such an obvious labor of love. I hope that the crew get some sense of how much we viewers appreciate what they do! One of my favorite moments at the con came when Jensen, early in his Q&A, pointed out that a group of folk from the production crew were sitting at the side in the audience, and we got to yell and squee and applaud for them, not just for the boys and the other actor guests. When I got my autograph, I thanked Jensen for having given us that little chance to let the crew know how much we appreciated them. I do hope that someday, there will be a production panel at a con, where we would get to hear from the people who've worked on the show. Some of them are very intimidated by the idea of the fans, but others - like "Moviegod" Russ Hamilton, the location manager who led the location tours - would just eat up the chance to share insider stories. And we'd eat up the stories!
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raloria - Screencapping Goddess: SPN - Boys & Impalaraloria on September 8th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
Awesome report, Mary! Love all the detail you put into this and can't wait for the photos. :D

...but Dave laughed later that the camera never even got near the new bit we saw him add at the end.

Ah, such is the filmmaking biz! :P

So they were in the studio on Monday. Hmmm....that explains a few things. Heh. ;)
bardicvoice: You fix it by <lj user=paradise_birdie>bardicvoice on September 8th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
I've got more location info to pass on to you for your master list, my dear; you'll get everything I have.

Couple tidbits: Bobby's auto salvage yard is one of the ones at the end of Trapp Road, just around the corner from the studio (although cagey location manager Russ Hamilton wouldn't say specifically which one). Yay for me, when I guessed that from my first visit a couple of years ago! Also, Russ reported that the auto shop scene at the end of Fresh Blood was shot by Foreshore Park. There are two places where railroad tracks cross or run past the Park, and only one of them fits: the Wiggins Road crossing, again hard by the studio. I got pictures!!! It looks a bit different now because of road construction (boo!), but it's definitely the spot. Wheeeee!
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Raynekhep_shorty on September 8th, 2009 06:02 am (UTC)
Great story! Where did you find a list of where the show films?
onemaskedchic on September 8th, 2009 07:25 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for sharing your trip! I enjoy living vicariously through you guys.

I have been thinking about the crew myself, I really hope if this season is the end that the on the last season dvd they do some good behind the scenes tech stuff - I love to know how the "magic" is made ya know?

thanks again!
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orehime: scissorsorehime on September 8th, 2009 11:04 am (UTC)
Fantastic report! Almost as good as being there (well... you know... not really =() Thanks so much for taking the effort to tell us all about it *squishes you*
bardicvoice: Strobe headlights by <lj user=fuesch>bardicvoice on September 9th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
*can't ... breathe ...*

Just teasing! Believe me, I understand the mix of gratitude and dead envy; I've felt it often enough myself! I still can't believe that I got so incredibly lucky ... and there's no way I wouldn't share that! Glad you could enjoy, even vicariously!
elsiecat: pic#88803386elsiecat on September 8th, 2009 12:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you sooo much for the report! I really wish that I could have the chance to watch them filming, but I went to Vancouver twice, still no luck. Any suggestion of how to find them shooting? :D
bardicvoice: Strobe headlights by <lj user=fuesch>bardicvoice on September 9th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
You are most welcome!

In terms of hints: short of getting incredibly lucky and being able to see something you shouldn't, my best advice is to cruise the places where they most often shoot and watch out for trucks and signs. If the circus is at the studio - if the back parking lot is freaking full of white trucks - it's a fair bet they're at home and you won't find anything to see. If the fleet is missing and the parking lot looks fairly empty, they're probably on the road, and given how much they reuse locations, checking out the places they've most often been can provide great clues. I'd always start by cruising Boundary Bay Airport and looking left as you drive down 72nd Street off Ladner Trunk Road: there's a gated lane before you would turn onto Churchill to go to the airport itself, and if there are white trucks in there, they're using "Stage Five." Keep your eyes peeled wherever you go for shocking pink signs with arrows and the letters "SFI": they have to mark the location of the set and the crew park so the trucks, crew, and extras can find them, and once you've seen them (they have a sign right by the studio that you can use to train your eyes), they're kind of hard to miss. Hunt in pairs; you need to have someone looking out for trucks and signs while the driver pays attention to the road. Safety first! If you don't find them around Boundary Bay, check out the streets and alleys off of Hastings Street (both East and West, and keep your car doors locked ...) and then New Westminster. Delta is awfully big and empty, but even so, the signs have to be on the main roads that the trucks would use to get there, so you can luck out; that's what some other fans did, finding the Wednesday location by seeing the signs when they were cruising to take pics of other former locations.

Happy hunting!
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lovetheguyslovetheguys on September 8th, 2009 12:53 pm (UTC)
First, you're a terrific, concise writer, which I love, and the description of your set visit is marvelous! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Love, Robin
bardicvoice: Strobe headlights by <lj user=fuesch>bardicvoice on September 9th, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
Thanks, Robin! Glad you enjoyed it; I know that I sure did!
raputathebutaraputathebuta on September 8th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
Very cool, Mary!!! Thank you so much for these reports...I almost feel like I was there!

How awesome to see our boys relaxing between takes & I love the story about the missing leaf! I am so glad that we have such a fantastic crew working on our show & that they are willing & happy to take a few minutes to talk to the fans.

Looking forward to your Con reports!
bardicvoice: Strobe headlights by <lj user=fuesch>bardicvoice on September 9th, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)
Thanks, Rap! The con reports will take a little time. I think that the location tour one will come first, and the con stuff afterward; I figure there are probably plenty of accounts already out there on the panels and whatnot. I'm so far behind on reading LJ stuff, it's ridiculous ... and I'm betting that the next episode commentary may have to come before everything else, unless I really luck out on time!

I'm still floating on the high of actually having seen shooting. It's going to take me a while to come back down from that!
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chiiyo86chiiyo86 on September 8th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
Hi, Mary!

Thanks for these glimpses of what happens on the set. It sounds like it has been a really enjoyable experience, and I'm happy you could live it, and share it with us!

I can't wait for the new season, and your episode commentaries!
bardicvoice: Strobe headlights by <lj user=fuesch>bardicvoice on September 9th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
Thanks, Elsa! From everything I've heard and seen, this season is going to rock hard, and I can't wait! Finally getting to see shooting was the fulfillment of a dream, and it's going to be a while before I come down from that, no matter what happens in real life. It will take a while before I'll be able to write it all up, but you'll see it all from my eyes in time, I promise!

The crew seemed surprised sometimes when we hung around even after we knew the boys had left; they couldn't seem to get over that we were fascinated to know what they were up to, not just there to see the boys. Funny!!!
zofia27zofia27 on September 9th, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
Hey Professor! Thanks for sharing this. Sounds like you had a great time! The crew sounds really nice and I love that little Jensen prank story!
bardicvoice: Strobe headlights by <lj user=fuesch>bardicvoice on September 9th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed it, Zofia! I had a blast, and there's more to come as I get the chance to write it up! I thought I'd lead with the most unique and glorious stuff, but I'm really looking forward to being able to share the location tour experience, the con fun, and my own location hunt discoveries concerning past shooting locations! This was truly a dream vacation, and I will never forget it. Never ever.