Posts Tagged ‘film’
American Beauty-Style “Dancing Bag” Appears at 3rd and Market – It was Roundly Ignored by Passersby, Oh WellFriday, January 6th, 2017
Somebody(ies) was horsing around with a plastic bag yesterday, but nobody noticed AFAICS.
You know, like in American Beauty
First it was all like this:
And then it was all like this:
Next time I see this, I’ll have video for you, Gentle Reader.
Sadly it was NOT the most beautiful thing I’ve ever filmed…
Hollywood is Back, Now Filming in Golden Gate Park – But Double Parked Mercedes-Benzes Block Area Cyclists – A Yuuuge ProductionThursday, November 10th, 2016
I’ll tell you, Hollywood just doesn’t get our local parking rules:
Anyway, this is a large production, with many people and vehicles on site today near our Rose Garden
Of course, RPD has Rangers on site, but they’re sitting around far away near Stow Lake. And really, the requirement to have them is more of a jobs program than anything else. (So as long as Hollywood pays RPD’s high fees I don’t think a Park Ranger cares what they do – nobody’s likely to try to enforce rules on our paying guests.)
So the “creatives” from Los Angeles County feel put upon because they have to pay big bucks to work in a very expensive place* and then our locals resent the Angelenoses’ general cluelessness.
And it’s like, “We’d be better off in Vancouver,” and I’m like yes! Maybe you all would be…
*NBC’s Trauma was like this. Filming on location was an attempt to make it special but that meant that it couldn’t survive with anything less than yuge ratings
As seen over the Financh:
I guess you throw in a little image stabilization and a soundtrack in post and then you’ve got yourself the opening scenes of your movie…
Click here to join in on the fun, and oh what’s this, a little dis on the competition:
These “discounted” rates have an inflated price to start with and are then supposedly “discounted”, so in the end, the rate is NOT discounted at all.If you are a photographer and considering helicopters, remember, small helicopters (R22) are “nervous” and wind affected, unstable and yes a little cheaper, but “not worth it” in the words of actual clients. Your safety is worth far more. Again, don’t get fooled by inexperienced flight schools filling downtime, or the cheaper and unstable “R22”, or even a “drone”, although their plenty of salesman out there selling their so called “service” the are usually incapable of delivering the broadcast quality shot you seek.
So yes, this chopper is big for a Robinson, but pretty small nevertheless. Keep a look out for the big boys when you’re up there…
I guess people went here for Prom Night? Anyway, they’re super nostalgic for our one and only formerly revolving restaurant.
“It’s been gone since May of 2007 and still there are reviews pouring in.”
Not much has changed since it closed. Here’s an update from 2009. And here’s how it looks now:
One supposes the scaffolding has nothing to do with getting the thing to revolve again. Our Hyatt Regency Embarcadero sends workers up there to work on the famous Embarcadero Center Christmas / holiday lights sometimes. It looks like this:
But see for yourself – Time After Time was a horrible 1979 movie that you could have shot yourself. Check it out starting at 57:50. See? That was the Equinox.
(But don’t pay attention to the clumsy edits as you see the same background over and over.)
In mitigation, TAT was filmed on location, so it’s got that going for it:
Time After Time was filmed throughout San Francisco, including Cow Hollow, North Beach, the Hyatt Regency hotel, California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, the Marina District, Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Richmond District, the Golden Gate Bridge, Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill, the Embarcadero Center, Chinatown, the Marina Green, the Palace of Fine Arts, Potrero Hill, and the Civic Center.
So that’s your update.
Oh, you can still go up there, but you have to pay a lot of money and be a hotel guest at the time. Or you have to make friends with a hotel guest and then pay $35 per visit.
Hey, how much would it take to get this place revolving as a restaurant again? Millions and millions prolly…
A Pickup Truck So Long It Requires an Expensive SFPD Police Escort – Life in This “World-Class” CityThursday, May 19th, 2016
IDK, filming something, prolly.
And the flat black paint reduces reflections, that’s what I’m going with.
But when you film in SF, you face a lot of costs. That’s what killed Nash Bridges after a few years and that’s what also helped to kill Trauma after a few months worth of shows got aired.
Anyway, we’re no Vancouver, that’s for sure…
So the Kung Fu Panda Film Series was Merely a Plot to Sell Us Tofu? – Jack Black Sells Out to Big Soy on a Big BusTuesday, May 17th, 2016
This sure looks like Jack Black dressed as a Panda:
What’s next, Fred Flintstone selling cigarettes?