Friday, 10 October 2008

Torchwood Filming 10th October - Gwen's Got A Gun!! EXCLUSIVE set report and videoclips!!!

Without wishing to give the impression that the New World of Stuff has suddenly become a rabid Torchwood fan site, my apologies to anyone visiting who's not remotely interested in the daring doings of Captain Jack and his depleted band of heroes. But the show's out and about big style around Cardiff at the moment and with tonight's shoot being a cough and a spit away from Mount Towers (my Gaff) - Pontcanna, just off Cathedral Road - I could hardly resist wandering down with my little video camera and recording the action for anyone who's interested. Normal blog business will resume shortly!!

Tonight's shoot, then, was pretty low key compared to some of the bang-flash stuff of the last few nights (including a major pyrotechnics display in the Bay last night - but I was just too exhausted/sniffy to haul myself down to have a look.) Tonight was a dialogue-free scene filmed at the bottom of Pentre Road and the corner of Talbot Street/Talbot Place. Gwen's husband Rhys's car (a grey something or other - I'm no petrol-head, sorry!!) is parked at the kerb. Rhys runs up, leaps in, throws a rucksack into the back seat, toots the horn, calls for Gwen. Gwen rushes up just as a Land Rover full of black-clad troopers (and Gwen's Police chum PC Andy) trundles down the road, blue lights flashing. Gwen pulls out her gun and fire at the Land Rover (the gun just clicks, sound FX to be added later) before leaping into the car and shouting "Just go!" to Rhys. The car roars off and squeals away around the corner...

That's more or less it for tonight. The scene is rehearsed and recorded with all the exhausting and time-consuming attention to detail these shows seem to demand. Their (repetitive) job done, Gwen and Rhys (Eve Myles and Kai Owen) were whisked off into the night as the FX boys busied themselves preparing the Land Rover for shots of the vehicle belching smoke after Gwen's shot at it. The following clips should show several variations of the main scene being shot, the FX boys damping down the streets of Cardiff (oh, the irony...), Eve and Kai clowning around, PC Andy and more... Enjoy!!!
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And additional clips posted this morning (Saturday)...

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...and finally, a couple of snaps taken from unposted videoclips...




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