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Spontaneous Location Shoot Spotting. ms_nerd called to see if I wanted to come out and play with her tonight.
1) We went by the HUGEST exterior green-screen stage I've ever seen being used by XmenIII.
Way cool!
2) We went for coffee and groceries where there was a terrifying clown mask!!!
-> g. icon p.
3) Then we cruised past the Stargate and Galactica studios and waved.
4) We did a little side trip before coming straight home by the very ghetto Smallville studios. We squee'd and parked when we discovered they were shooting on the path just outside their studio lot.
We strolled non challantly up to the location and hung back quietly watching them set up.
Phil the Location Manager wandered over with a big smile, a "hello girls" and a couple of friendly hand shakes welcoming us to watch and to tell anyone who shoo'd us away that 'Phil & Mike' said we could stay. He introduced us to the Ass't Location Manager Mike too.
A lighting guy with a charming Scottish brogue was worried we'd get flattened by some screens so he scooted us up even closer to the action. We didn't argue.
We got to watch John Glover shoot his scene in the fluctuating downpour!
He's tall and elegant and has pretty shoulder length hair. And he was very conscientious.
While they were setting up smoke machines and setting the camera on its dolly, he called over to a P.A. to make sure his co-star had an umbrella and was staying dry.
We had a ball watching them rehearse then shoot a couple of takes but we were both soaked through and cold. I think we might have stood watching the shoot for over two hours. We think the crew got a kick out of us standing there - at least that we think the smiles, nods and pointing were all about. :o)

We didn't take any shots until we were down the street a ways. We were standing just to the right of the two triangle tents you see there in the middle.

This is the mother scary fucking-ass mask Save-On Foods is selling!!!


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Oct. 29th, 2005 09:36 am (UTC)
That clown scares me! lol

And yeah for cool people who let you watch tv shows being filmed!
Oct. 29th, 2005 08:15 pm (UTC)
Isn't that clown the scariest thing EVER!!!?!
He was in the middle of a grocery store leering at all of us!

Hee! The crew was very nice. And we behaved ourselves and didn't *squeee* too loud when John Glover arrived.

less scary icon ->
Oct. 29th, 2005 09:20 pm (UTC)
squeeee! lambs!! lol
Oct. 29th, 2005 02:50 pm (UTC)
That clown is freaking me out. Seriously. Clowns are evil and scary.

But yay for your Smallville adventure! That's so cool. *g*
Oct. 29th, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)
This mask froze me in my tracks. I think Nicole thought I was nuts taking a picture of the f*&#ing thing!!! LOL

We have amazing luck together when it comes to finding location shoots. We weren't even looking really.
Oct. 29th, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC)
oh, my god. that clown mask! *shudders* And you ICONNED IT. *cringes away in terror*

Man, how/when did clowns get such a rep for evil? I have a whole bunch of cute (porcelein) clown figurines. *is puzzled*
Oct. 29th, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC)
I can't speak for anyone else, but for me? When I was a teeny, shy (REALLY shy), little girl, Mom took me (us--all of us kids) to see the local small circus (the Shriner circus, in our town).

At that circus, clowns were the scary, noisy people who A.) Generally gave off vibes of hating kids (due to too many kids peeing/crying on them over the years, job disatisfaction at the crappy little circus they're working for, etc.) despite the overt cheery behavior, and B.) Dragged (drug?) unwitting, unwilling kids up on stage to be humiliated in front of God and everyone. Not me, never me, but I lived in terror of the moment when the clown would grab my arm and drag ME up there.

My actual, personal experience with clowns sort of equals that of Ralphie and his brother's experience with the Christmas elves in "A Christmas Story." *grins* So, yeah, clowns are evil, dude. *shudder*

On the other hand, the Shriner circus had a smallish elephant of their very own, and, when I was in junior high, a very nice boy named Joe whose dad worked for the circus, and who let me pet the elephant. So it wasn't all bad. *grins*

And Choo! So excited for your adventures last night!!!
Oct. 29th, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)
::cuddles:: That's traumatic! Why did they subject innocent children to that?!?
Oct. 29th, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC)
I don't know where the heck clowns = evil originated but they've got the bum rap none the less.

Then again, John Wayne Gacey dressed up as one.
Oct. 29th, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC)
SCARY CLOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Dude, I love love LOVE hanging out on set with you. Thanks again for getting pneumonia with me.
Oct. 29th, 2005 09:50 pm (UTC)
My boobs are finally thawed out. LOL. Fucking clown is terrifying!!
Oct. 29th, 2005 09:05 pm (UTC)
ack! I hate clowns. Clowns and spiders.

but it's cool that you got to see the studios for some of my favorite shows.
Oct. 29th, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
I hate clowns too. A.LOT!!! Now I've got visions of spiders in clown make-up in my head. ::cringes::

We had fun watching them shoot!
Oct. 30th, 2005 11:57 am (UTC)
thats cool , wish i lived near you to have come along , so its getting cold there , its been the warm here strange for this time of year
Oct. 31st, 2005 02:24 am (UTC)
It's freezing here today. And dark and rainy and yucky! ::shiver::
Oct. 31st, 2005 03:18 pm (UTC)
like thisShiver when you want it like this Sunny
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