Once Upon a Time get out of a hole

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Storybrooke came to Steveston once again as the hit ABC TV Show Once Upon a Time turned up to film scenes involving Josh Dallas, Ginnifer Goodwin, Meghan Ory, Beverley Elliott and the Dwarfs.

We’ve seen the crew make a mess of Storybrooke before, but never have we seen them dig an actual six foot deep hole for the cast to film in.

The Hole

I turned up this morning (Tuesday, December 10, 2012) at around 9.30am and made my way to Bayview Street and was greeted by the sound of Josh Dallas shouting out his lines. I hadn’t realised at the time that Lee Arenberg and Ginnifer Goodwin were also on set. I moved to the parking lot by the Sockeye City Grill so that I could get a better view of the action and that’s when I saw them.

Josh Dallas
Lee Arenberg & Josh Dallas

Josh Dallas seemed to be in high spirits as I could hear his thunderous laughter often as he was waiting to film the next scene. The scene involved the dwarfs, Ruby, Granny, Charming and Snow pulling someone out of the hole in the ground. They did this over and over with the camera moving to different locations. It seemed like a huge amount of work for a scene that will only be on our screens for a few minutes. It goes to show how much work goes in to filming an episode of Once Upon a Time.

It was David-Paul Grove’s birthday today, and a fan turned up with a card for him. He was genuinely touched by the gesture and spent some time talking with her. Faustino Di Bauda also came over to talk and asked me about Cardiff, which is the capital of my Country, Wales. I always enjoy talking about Wales.

Beverley Elliott with Team 7 members
Jeffrey Kaiser & Mig Macario

I left around 3pm when they moved to the back of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery where it was pretty much impossible to see any of the action that was going on. I know they were going to be filming a scene later on that involved Mr. Gold’s store, but can’t tell you who was involved in that scene. I can only report what I see.

19 Responses

  1. Angela says:

    Makes me curious because Snow/MM has arrows strapped to her back. Thanks again for all the photos you take!

  2. oncer says:

    Hey, do you know what episode they are filming at the moment?

  3. Tyler says:

    Thanks! Did you guys happen to get any pics of Jorge Garcia (A.K.A The Giant)? I’ve seen pics of him on set from other sites.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Are there anymore spoilers about Captain Hook?

  5. Cailyn K. says:

    Interesting.I wonder who they were pulling out of the ground?And where was Jennifer Morrison?I also noticed Josh Dallas is still wearing the sheriff’s badge.Does that mean Emma is no longer sheriff?Hmmm, maybe that means that Emma isn’t going to be in a few episodes?I hope that’s not true!Do you know what episode number they were filming?I can’t wait for the show’s return in January!

    • Afrodite says:

      I Think they are pulling out Hook

      • Aesop says:

        I don’t think it’s Hook. I read a tweet a week or so ago from a fan who met Colin O’Donoghue. She said that Emile De Ravin (Belle) was in her trailer, but wasn’t coming out becuase she was in a hospital gown (custome). David is lowering his jacket into the hole. Colin O’Donoghue is wearing his coat. I bet it’s Belle they’re pulling out, and that it’s Hook who is behind the reason why she was in there to begin with.

        If it is Hook, the only reason I can imagine David would throw his jacket into the hole would be to cover up a dead body.

    • Misty says:

      My guess is she left town to look for Mr. Gold’s son.

  6. Emma says:

    Was Robert on set Yesterday?. I was hoping for today I really want to see him :)

  7. Sarah says:

    Can we get some more Colin O’Donoghue news?

  8. Sarah says:

    Where is Emma, Henry, Regina, or Rumple and why does Charming have the gun holster and sheriff badge on again?

  9. Aesop says:

    Colin ODonghue is in the pictures, Sarah. He’s in the 3rd and 4th fow from the bottom. I know why you’re asking about him though. Just look at him. He’s down right sexy looking!

  10. Scott says:

    Colin O’Donoghue is in those pictures too. Apparently Hook is still around. Why doesn’t the article say anything about that?

  11. Jacob says:

    Was that still episode 13 or did they start filming episode 14 that day?

  12. Kurban says:

    Will more shooting be taking place? I live near Vancouver and I wanted to go out and see it.

  13. A similar hole appeared in “Lady of Lake” (2×03) – 41:33. The same screen when Paige found her dad (Jefferson). Could be the same hole?

  14. Pathtek says:

    Is it true that sometimes they shoot scenes from different shows in the same place at the same time? It would make sense as than they would not have to redo a set over and over for every show.

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