Friday, October 9, 2009

Eclipse Set Update: Filming Seattle Scene w/Riley?

As 'Eclipse' filming comes to a close (only a few more weeks to go), last night we were lucky enough to catch some action on the set.

The scene seemed to be set in Seattle, although it was filmed in Vancouver's Gastown. (You can see the black screens up in the back of that picture).

Vancity Allie posted her report along with some pictures earlier in the day, and she was right on target.

There was a rain machine constantly keeping everything wet, along with crew spraying the streets with water hoses.

Eventhough they filmed overnight, some businesses were open.. so we grabbed a great spot at a nearby restaurant, ordered a cappuccino, and enjoyed the view for a couple of hours.

The crew was using a big crane with some flood lights to light up an alley, and we wondered how the people who lived in the buildings were going to get any sleep. Our nice waiter told us they had relocated most residents to a hotel.. question answered.
We watched two scenes before we called it a night. The first one involved a neat stunt that they did a few times.
It involved Riley (Xavier Samuel) being thrown into the air by a person dressed all in black, kind of like a shadow. (Heard on the Twi-gossip grapevine it may be the scene where Victoria turns him into a vampire, but can't confirm).

They had a wire on Riley, so when the person in black who was crouching near the ground threw a kick, Riley would fly into the air and land on his back. Pretty cool stuff. It's supposed to be raining, so every time Riley would fall back they had to dry him out. They then would do the scene again.

The second scene involved Riley (who was dressed in a dark, leather? jacket), talking to a guy in a black hoodie on the street. For this scene, the rain machine was really putting on a storm, so we now understand what David Slade meant by this tweet earlier in the day. And if you saw the picture he posted right before that, you'd know he's been working in those conditions for the last few days.

Which leads up to our chance encounter with him. We had just arrived on set, and were trying to get some pictures before it got dark, when who comes walking out of the set and right into our path.. David Slade!

We said hello, and I introduced myself as RobPattzNews and shook his hand. Told him we retweeted him all the time, and how fans were excited to see his work in 'Eclipse'. He said thank you. We then got a picture together and he went on his way. Really nice guy.. and to think we were afraid of him. From what we've seen and gathered from other set reports, 'Eclipse' is gonna rock!

Our little crappy & quick video of the set.

On a completely different subject, you might have noticed we have a new blog. It's a work in progress, so please bear with us. Thanks!

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