These are eight, random "Daily Photographs" from my personal Flickr collection.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Today's Crash Site

We knew something was up in Pier Park. Actually, we learned this morning that apparently something was 'downed'.

Our area is so often used for movie and television filming that it's sort of a game for us to spot familiar places when watching. Credits generally show filming as being in Vancouver; however, scenes from around the Lower Mainland area are often used. New Westminster always gets a fair share of the annual productions. I've seen 6th Avenue closed due to a Godzilla rampage, Will Smith on Front Street in iRobot, and Mark Wahlberg's stunt guy in a car plunging into the Fraser River.

We often get a make-over with a few changes in street signs, US flags flapping, and US Post Boxes scattered around. The most popular genre of local production seems to be scifi. This probably started back for production of TV series such as The X-Files, and Stargate runs. There is a big pool of talent located here. I'm sure the cheap Canadian dollar doesn't hurt either.

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Shooting in the Parkade

Crash Site

This morning I took the photos above from my balcony. Fourth Street is closed, that entrance to the 'parkade' is full of production staff, and an alien ship appears to have ditched in Pier Park. I read today's commotion is for the remake of The Preditor which will be released next summer.


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