Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Wolverine takes Parramatta

With the relevant part of Parramatta completely turned Japanese, and after the intersection of Smith and George Street even got a set of shiny new japan – style crosswalks, all was ready for the first of two shooting days for those scenes of The Wolverine.

A small crowd is watching the action from behind the barriers, patiently waiting between takes.

Another view of the fully decorated corner of George and Smith Streets.

The street signs in view of the cameras didn't escape the Asian transformation either.
Even this humble bus stop, way outside the closed off film set, was given a makeover, in case it will end up in the background of some shots

Actors, extras, and crew are waiting for the next take.
The cars on the set are lined up, ready for another take. Guess which of these two will get a close-up shot.

And here we go: Background … Vehicles … Action!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Wolverine in Parramatta

Apparently a scene for The Wolverine is going to be filmed in Parramatta this weekend. And indeed, the corner of Smith and George Streets is being transformed into "downtown Japan".

And while I'm at it, just because I can, a composite image of Smith Street. This picture is composed of 10 photos (2 rows of 5), stitched together in Hugin.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

At the market

Yes, it's the Parramatta Farmers Market

Mirror Mirror …

These two clearly had more than just one beer for breakfast

Yep, it's Ziggy, the creepy clown


The Occupy hippies occupying a small corner of the market