Showing posts with label Set Diary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Set Diary. Show all posts

Friday, March 29, 2013

Cassandra Clare's Set Diary from The Mortal Instruments: Day 5

Teen has been so nice by sharing Cassie's Set Diary from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Now, we are on Day 5 featuring Cassie as a Demon Cat.
Day Five: Friday
Because I am actually in a scene today, I have to show up early for costume and makeup and hair. I pass Robbie on the way to set — most parts of sets are unglamorous, back alleys and loading docks and that sort of thing.
I get a trailer of my own(!), bonus of which means SIDEBURNS GUY has to bring me tea. We discuss his sudden fame.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Cassandra Clare's Set Diary from 'City of Bones': Day 4

 Check out the whole list of Cassandra Clare's set diary over at On day 4 we get some Magnus (Godfrey Gao) and some more Izzy (Jemima West)!
Day Four: Thursday
Today is a really late start day because shooting went late the night before, and there’s a mandated 12-hour turnaround for cast and crew so everyone can sleep. It’s also the day we have Grace, who is our girl from the Make-a-Wish foundation, on set. It was her wish to be on set for the City of Bones movie. I’ve actually corresponded with Grace before and sent her a bunch of iratze charms, which she still has. I’m so touched she kept them so we have a little moment, hugging and dancing around the costume room. Grace sobers up when she sees some of the Magnus’ party costumes, which are ever so slightly on the naked side. Fun, though. Brocade jackets! Crazy boots! Backless dresses! Sparkles everywhere! Grace winds up with a nicely tasteful look.
The shooting is on location that night in a subway tunnel. The cast has their chairs down on the platform. It’s fairly cold, so there are blankets for everyone. Kevin [Zegers] takes a picture of me with Jemima — she’s almost completely wrapped in a blankie.

Grace is doing her extra work, and she’s adorable. I’m hanging out with her mom when an extremely tall hot dude shows up on set. It’s Godfrey, who has come by to say hi, though he’s not shooting that day. So yes, I get to be there when he meets Kevin. They hadn’t run into each other before. I will keep the magical words they spoke secret, but it may have included the greeting “Hey, dude.” Me with Godfrey:
Rafy, the photographer, comes over to see if I want to be an extra in the scene but Harald says, “No, she’s going to be at Magnus’ party.”
Me: “I cannot be at Magnus’ party. I am not glamorous. Also I will get nervous and pass out.”
Looks like I will be at Magnus’ party

Friday, March 15, 2013

Cassandra Clare's Set Diary from The Mortal Instruments: Day 3

Teen has been releasing journal entries from Cassandra Clare's Set Diary. On day 1 on it was all about the set, on day 2 it mainly about Simon (Robert Sheehan). Now, on day 3, it's all about Isabelle (Jemima West).
Day Three: Wednesday
I’m in Video Village. Jemima, hair as yet undyed, comes over to show off her Marks.

I discover that all meals served on a movie set are “lunch.” Even if it’s two in the morning, it’s lunch. I eat lunch with Madame Dorothea. She is on her way to being a bit demony, so she has huge talons on her fingers. She is however a beautiful and classy lady. I feel guilty about her eventual fate.

There is not a lot funnier than watching a whole bunch of Silent Brothers who have their mouths stitched shut try to eat. They all end up consuming their “lunch” out of boxes with straws.
Later Robert [Kulzer] shows me the “greenhouse scene” on his iPad. I can’t hear the dialogue, but it looks beautiful. Robert says, “I am a producer, which means my heart is cold and dead, so if I find this romantic and affecting it must be great.” Fair enough.
Shooting goes really late. Hartley, who is the line producer, is caught sneaking hot chocolate to fans lurking outside the studio. Apparently Hartley is a veteran of many films and used to shooing people away, but the TMI fans are so adorable that so far he has given them food and they’ve even had bracelets made for the set visitors. Below is Kevin [Zegers] holding one (it says THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS, 2O12):
“Hartley has been compromised,” says Robert. “The fans are just too cute.”

Friday, March 8, 2013

Cassandra Clare’s Diary from ‘The Mortal Instruments’ Set: Day 2 from

In February, released Cassandra Clare's Set Diary from City of Bones: Day 1. Now, just in time for March Break, reveals Day 2 from Cassandra Clare's Set Diary. Last time we got a look at Lily (Clary), this time Teen treats us with a some Robbie (Simon):
The production has a transport department, which means drivers who pick everyone up and bring them where they need to be. My driver’s name is Gus, and he has driven many famous people around. He tells me terrible stories until I am petrified, but assures me the [City of Bones] cast is very nice.
I go to hang out in Video Village, where the monitors are that show what they’re filming. Jamie [Campbell Bower] and Lily are filming a scene with CCH Pounder, who plays Madame Dorothea.


Friday, March 1, 2013

Cassandra Clare’s Diary from ‘The Mortal Instruments’ Set: Day 1 from

Teen was lucky enough to go on the set of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and now, they have the set from the prospective of Cassandra Clare.
Day One: MondayI show up on the set actually the first week that they are shooting entirely in-studio and not on location. The studio is an old glass factory, so it has a lot of room inside — the production offices.
There are a bewildering number of people, and it’s kind of alarming to realize that all these people have been herded together to make a movie out of my books. Sets, props, costumes, from the huge Institute set to the littlest family ring, all look like they came out of the book’s pages. It’s frightening. There are runes up everywhere, even in Gersha’s (the costume designer) office:
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