This morning, we hopped in the transport van and headed to The Hammer (aka lovely Hamilton where we shoot most of our exteriors) to scout locations for some of the early season 3 episodes: a munitions facility, an abandoned warehouse with lots of room for hide ‘n seek ‘n run ‘n jump, an internment camp, and, possibly, a clearing for a forest rendez-vous.
Akemi’s new thing is making granola and, since it WAS a morning scout, she sent me off with baggies for some of the gang upstairs (the gang downstairs shouldn’t feel left out as they’ll be getting theirs in the weeks to come).
Co-Executive Producer Robbie David is truly touched by the surprise granola.
The Dark Matter Scout Troop.
Every time I go to a location scout in Hamilton, I feel like I’m a character in a horror movie. First stop – right through this door.
Atmospheric. A great place to shoot an episode of t.v. Or murder an unsuspecting film crew.
It’s Birthday Boy Norman Denver! Let’s pick up the pace. He’s got cake to get to!
Next stop – another sketchy-looking potential murder scene.
Hmmm. Instead of spending all that money on a place in downtown Toronto, actor Roger Cross may want to consider more modest accommodations. Pros: 1. It may cut down on travel time for Episode 303. 2. That is all.
Always sound advice. Wait. Is that scrawled in blood?
Not even the picto-man on the bathroom is happy to be here.
This one is a bit of a fixer-upper.
The entrance for the end of 301. You’ll know what I’m talking about when the episode airs.
Offers some nice visuals but, at the end of the day, not what we’re looking for.
They don’t look like much now, but when Production Designer Ian Brock and the Art Department get through with them, they’ll be otherworldly.
Or, we’ll just shoot somewhere else.
More than likely, we’re going somewhere else.
Which means, next week – Another location scout!