Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Eclipse Re-Shoots Day #1 - Set Report

FYI - I post these because I am a fan of Twilight and when they filmed in Italy for New Moon, I lived vicariously through people's tweets, photos, stories... it was the same in NYC for Remember Me & Budapest for Bel Ami.

Fans, sharing with fans, experiences, stories, thoughts and sights. And so, I do the same... for fans who can't be here!

I am not a "wanna-be" anything... I am a person, who writes what she experiences... it's Mandy's Mind - and if you don't like it - go away!

After rumours of a "meadow" reshoot I decided to pop by the meadow set last night to see if there were any signs of filming coming up. You know, signs, trailors, security, equipment...

There was nothing.

At the gate which blocks the public from the private property previously used for filming, there was a man in a car.

There is not usually a man in a car at this gate day-to-day, except during filming so this was a subtle hint that indeed this was about to become an active set.

As I drove away guess I what passed?

Trailors... power stations, mobile dressing rooms, etc. all heading towards the gate.

I came home knowing they would indeed be filming at "the meadow" soon.


Today, while many scrambled to find out where in the world Robert Pattinson was, I slept in. I was off work so I decided to swing by the set.

If it was a live set they would have been filming for several hours when I went and given the lack of rain and overcast but bright sky it seemed likely they were indeed filming at "the meadow."

This is the worst exterior set for fans wanting to catch a glimpse of happenings because it is on private property aprox 10 miles PAST a security gate.

During Eclipse, there was a circus (hair/make-up trailors) that had fairly public access... today however, there was not. They moved the circus.

The new circus was further towards the private property "meadow" set (which is actually a GVRD Park) and up a steep drive way on actual private property, as in someone's own personal property. [They were likely paid a pretty penny for its use too]

Not wanting to break any laws I did not venture up towards the circus, ignoring "No Trespassing" signs, nor did I try to get past the GVRD Gate towards the set.

It was enough to know they were indeed filming and I was excited to have found the set.

The only photos I have are of the signs used to direct crew to the hidden location.

Tonight I returned after they wrapped and saw a number of trailors leaving including mobile dressing rooms, power stations and large trucks. I believe they have wrapped that location which is theonly reason I am blogging about it.

If for some reason they haven't wrapped that location then - my bad!

But it clearly looked as though they were done based on the amount of equipment leaving this evening.

So they indeed used the "meadow" set today with both Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart. It wasn't Robert Pattinson on set, so it wasn't the "meadow proposal scene" or anything.

I think there was confusion about just what was filmed at the meadow.... MANY things!!

That particular area has vast surroundings suitable for various shots involving a field, meadow, forest, water, mountains etc.

It is a beautiful British Columbian PARK!!!

Anyways, that is my two cents... I hear studio is next, which mean more vague set reports since fans can not go into studios. But I shall report what I can.

Thanks for reading.


PS - There really is no way to get into that meadow set, but @Punkd_Images helicoptered by and apparently got some great shots which we should hopefully see tomorrow on Lainey Gossip.


Hannah said...

Thanks for this! I really appreciate it :) The photos are cool too :D

Hannah said...

Thanks for this! I really appreciate the pics, as well :)

Emma!! said...

Wow, thanks alot Mandy for your "set-stalking" lol.. I'm a HUGE Twi-fan and was thrilled to read your account.. I would have loved to have been there, but I live in the UK so it's a no-go!! lol
Thanks again, us Twi-fans appreciate ANY insight into anything Twilight!!! x ;0)

Anonymous said...

I really hate people bashing just out of pure envy. You shouldn't give a damn about them.
I'm GLAD we have someone like you who provides news and pictures and shares them all with the ones who can't be there.


Anonymous said...

i totally agree with freezing, we wouldn't have any news or excitiing pics to look at if you didn't blog about it. The time we did get to see stuff is because of you, and greatful. You're a sweet person mandy. Thank you for do such a f*cking good job reporting. :) screw the haters. :)))))))

Michela said...

I'm reading you from Italy,Milan, and I can only thank you to keep me informed 

bollicinadc said...

The name of this park is Pacific Spirit Regional Park?? If it isn't. what the relly name??? Bye bye.. Kiss by Italy

Chloe said...

Good catch!!!!! Thanks for the report. :-P