Author Page For: Susan Gittins

Longtime mainstream media (MSM) journalist and author Susan Gittins began writing about and photographing Vancouver’s many film and TV location shoots in the summer of 2010 after the Winter Olympics put the city and its beauty on the world stage. Movies and TV series often showcase the Vancouver area in similar fashion. Vancouver is Awesome commissioned her YVRShoots series in the fall of 2010 and it ran regularly for three years. She launched her own daily YVRShoots blog in the spring of 2012.
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SEASON 7: ONCE UPON A TIME’s Hyperion Heights in “Seattle” Has Stone Troll Under Bridge Grabbing VW Bug

Revised and Updated: In case there was any doubt that the “stone” troll under Vancouver’s Heatley Overpass is for Once Upon a Time, that’s Hyperion Heights — aka the new Storybrooke — tagged on the wall behind and the troll is clutching a VW bug. In the reset season, old favourites like Regina, the Evil [...]

SHOWDOWN: Vancouver Street Performer Versus RIVERDALE’s Cole Sprouse (Jughead)

I’m begging you [to stop]…the production in there…we can’t film anymore — Cole Sprouse. Acoustic street performer Babe Coal was singing in Robson Square last night (as she does regularly) and the sound interfered with production of the Archie Comics adaption Riverdale filming inside the old court rooms at the Vancouver Art Gallery. I was [...]

SEASON 4: THE FLASH’s Iris West (Candice Patton) and Flying Samurai in Downtown Vancouver

Is the flying Samurai friend or foe? Iris West (Candice Patton) approached it  at today’s The Flash season 4 shoot in downtown Vancouver. Then he grabbed her around the waist and jumped up as if going airborne — special effects to be added.   From above: Central City Police Department and S.W.A.T. teams arrive. More [...]

SEASON 2: RIVERDALE Couples Archie & Veronica and Betty & Jughead Going Strong in Vancouver

Riverdale couples — Archie & Veronica – and — Betty & Jughead — are going strong in season 2. The quartet sat together at a picnic table at Riverdale High. Then best friends Archie and Jughead walked off across the field. Riverdale filmed this sequence with Camilla Mendes, K J Apa, Lili Reinhart and Cole [...]

SEASON 4: Team Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale, Carlos Valdes, Jesse L. Martin) & Meta-Human at THE FLASH in Downtown Vancouver

Team Kid Flash? In Barry Allen’s absence, Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale), Vibe (Carlos Valdes), Joe West (Jesse L. Martin) and the Central City Police Department work together to capture a new meta-human villain in The Flash season 4 premiere. Iris West (Candice Patton) helps out in a brother-sister crime-fighting team up. Trick of the light. [...]

START: ARROW Season 6 With Stephen Amell Starts Filming in Vancouver

Who survived Adrian Chase’s destruction of Oliver Queen’s former Island prison Lian Yu? In the season premiere entitled Fallout we’ll find out the fates of Team Arrow. Stephen Amell is Oliver Queen/the Green Arrow. Emily Bett Rickards is Felicity Smoak and half of fan favourite former couple #Olicity. David Ramsey is John Diggle. Willa Holland is [...]

START: SUPERGIRL Season 3 With Melissa Benoist Starts Filming in Vancouver

Melissa Benoist IG Who’s in the Pod this time? In the Supergirl season 2 finale, Kara said goodbye to love Mon-El who left Earth in his pod and was last seen headed into a wormhole. Will we see him again? Meanwhile, a new pod has crashed on Earth, expected to contain season 3’s Big Bad, [...]

SEASON 3: THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Shoot With Alexa Davalos & Stephen Root in Vancouver

What are Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos) and the Man in the High Castle himself (Stephen Root) doing in the neutral zone? Amazon’s alternate-World-War-II-outcome series is filming its third season in downtown Vancouver today. Juliana’s sister Trudy (Leslie Conor) and Juliana in neutral zone. What’s it about? Based on Philip K. Dick’s award-winning novel, The Man in [...]

START: THE FLASH Starts Filming Season 4 Premiere “The Flash Reborn” in Vancouver

Where did Barry Allen go? In The Flash season 3 finale he left love Iris West and Team Flash to go into the Speed Force. Six months later, he’s still trapped inside this extra-dimensional energy and it’s up to Team Flash to free him. The Flash Reborn is the season premiere title. Fans think this [...]

PREMIERE: AMAZING RACE CANADA Atop Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Season 5 Premieres Tonight on CTV.

The Amazing Race Canada made a pit stop in Vancouver this Spring for season 5, with a tightrope walking challenge atop the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Here’s host Jon Montgomery showing how it’s done.  Note: Saw the Olympian win his gold medal at the Whistler Sliding Centre in 2010 and was in the village after when [...]

WRAP: ALTERED CARBON With Joel Kinnaman and Martha Higareda Wraps Filming of Season One in Vancouver

In the 25th century, humans are digitized and can be downloaded into different bodies, making death almost obsolete. Netflix’s upcoming hard R-rated sci-fi series Altered Carbon has wrapped filming in Vancouver. The 10-episode adaption of Richard Morgan’s cyberpunk book filmed mainly in  Surrey’s Skydance Studios on giant sets built on the new five sound-stage studio converted [...]