Thursday, September 24, 2009

Twilight Saga: Eclipse Set Pictures w/ Rob & Kristen

Yesterday was, by far, the best day I have had at a set. Generally when I have been to sets it is so closed off that you can't see anything. I am not a tree climber or professional so I have to try to see what I can see from the streets like everyone else. This means I rarely get to see anyone or anything that isn't covered with black tarps or strategically hidden behind umbrellas or tinted glass. Yesterday was a totally different experience for me.

About 20 minutes in, I had gotten a picture of David Slade and a profile of Rob and already called the day a success! Seeing anything at all is a win as far as I am concerned and based on my past set experiences yesterday was just that.

They were filming shots at the Fork's Police Department. We were all struggling trying to remember what scene from Eclipse would include the police station. I have a friend that is a walking talking Twilight reference guide. She knows everything there is to know about the books, even details not included in the books but that Stephanie Meyers has mentioned in interviews. This girl is good and even she was stumped. The best guess is that it has something to do with the newborns and the script must include a scene where Edward and Bella go see Charlie at the station about the problem. But, your guess is as good as mine.

After walking around the set while the actors where at lunch, we were asked to move down the sidewalk because they had permits for the road adjacent to the set and behind the set. This was fine with us and we made our way down to where we were asked to stand. This, along with a street lined with Washington plated cars led me to believe their would be street scenes and that we may get a chance to see some filming. I never guessed that we would be able to see Rob and Kristen in full view, in hair and make-up, driving the volvo into the station. It took quite a few takes to get it right so we got a clear view of Rob & Kristen pulling in and then reversing and pulling out.

Rob would check himself out in the rear view mirror and fix his hair and Kristen appeared to be filing her nails? Odd but, maybe it was a nervous twitch, who knows! Rob appeared to stay in character even when the camera wasn't rolling. He had a stern expression on his face that conveyed that he needed to be serious for the scene they were shooting.

Before they filmed these scenes that everyone was clearly able to see, I got some pictures of Rob, Kristen & Billy filming/rehearsing on the steps of the police station. It really was cool just to see it all. I love filming of any kind. I find it amazing how they can transform a sunny day in Vancouver Canada into a rainy day in Forks, Washington.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Lady Gaga Bloody VMA Performance

Whether you love her or hate her, her performance at the VMAs Sunday night is memorable. I find her voice is incredibly strong and she has an amazing presence. I like seeing an artist who is themselves regardless of pressure to conform. She is anything but a conformist!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

100 Monkeys with Jackson Rathbone @ Rickshaw

Great show. Jackson was his ever charming self. Gorgeous smile. Rockin' out. Well worth the $20 price tag to get you in the door. I took about 200 pictures. To say I am a fan of Jackson Rathbone is the understatement of the century. Nikki Reed and Elizabeth Reaser along with Paris Latsis joined the party up in the balcony above the stage. It gave them a great view of the show and the fans and amazing view of both the monkeys and the stars. The pictures show that these guys know how to relax and enjoy themselves. Stephanie Meyers was also in attendance. All and all, a great evening of drinks, music, celebrities and one greasy shipping heir. Yeah, not a fan of Paris.

Death Cab for Cutie: Meet Me On the Equinox

I am a huge fan of Death Cab for Cutie and have been for years now. I am so happy to see that they are finally getting the notoriety and recognition as amazing musicians. Being a part of the New Moon soundtrack is bound to bring them quite a few new fans. Look at what the Twilight soundtrack did for bands like Paramore. This song is very true to DCFC's sound and I love it.

NEW New Moon Trailer MTV VMA Premier

Goose bumps! This movie is going to be so much better than Twilight was. I think even Kristen Stuarts acting got better. The bed scene kills me every time.

Oh No He Didn't! Kanye West ruins Taylor Swifts VMA Win

Not cool. I agree with Kanye that Beyonce's video was a better video but, that is mainly because I found Taylor's video to be a little too story board for me. However, she is extremely talented and the poor thing looked absolutely gutted and at a loss.
See for yourself.