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PostPosted: 16-11-2014 16:22    Post subject: Sneaking onto film shoots .. Reply with quote

Has anyone else here ever indulged in this questionable and cheeky but fun pass time? ....

So far I've blagged my way onto shoots for One Foot in the Grave, In love With Alma Cogan, Alpha Pappa and a new David Walliams Agatha Christie drama (I went a bit too far with that one and took my HD camera and tripod so was told off a little) ..... this link explains the techniques and discretion required to sneak onto film shoots. I never leak anything online or post spoilers and I would add one more tip to the below link ... take a change of jacket for when you think you might have been spotted Wink

http://levysuniqueny.com/2745/how-to-sneak-onto-a-new-york-film-set/

As long as it's on public land and you're not just stalking actors, film crew PA's are usually pretty tolerant unless of course you attempt to film acting scenes ..
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PostPosted: 16-11-2014 18:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do dogs count, if they end up in photos?

The omnipresent Riot Dog of Greece.
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PostPosted: 16-11-2014 18:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely, as long as they don't film any acting scenes,
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PostPosted: 16-11-2014 19:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

garrick92 wrote:
Do dogs count, if they end up in photos?

The omnipresent Riot Dog of Greece.


Ah, that great dog! He is now chasing cats in the sky.
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PostPosted: 16-11-2014 22:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you know when and where these things are going to take place?

There was an article today on the Guardian showing photos of the new Dad's Army film being shot in Bridlington, would have loved to go along if I knew about it/was slightly closer.
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PostPosted: 16-11-2014 22:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

My parents had memories of being on the spot in Ireland, when John Huston was directing the local fire brigade to help raise a storm in Moby Dick.

I'd guess that was second-unit work, really. County Cork, I think. Smile
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PostPosted: 16-11-2014 23:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

davidplankton wrote:
How do you know when and where these things are going to take place?.


For me, the last three were just down to knowing someone who works at a posh hotel that production companies typically choose to stay at. They then tell me what's happening where and when. Every morning the cast and crew are given the day's call sheets that are basically times, locations and other instructions and are normally told to destroy them at the end of each day's shoot. Of course, they're not all going to be travelling with mobile shredders, they don't all finish working at the same time so inevitably a few get left behind or forgotten.

There's not a lot to see in this guy's video but he describes pretty accurately the whole set crashing experience ..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Wa-oH5xh4


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PostPosted: 17-11-2014 11:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

That video does not exist.
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PostPosted: 17-11-2014 19:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

... original link fixed (hopefully) Confused
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PostPosted: 20-11-2014 02:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back when he was a young man, my husband managed to sneak onto the set of "Terms of Endearment" when it was being filmed in his neighborhood. He was mistaken for a grip and put to work. He didn't know what a grip was supposed to do, so he had to fake it. Laughing
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