March 4th, 2011 by officer808
@AlohaBruce uploads the last clips
Travel mogul Bruce Fisher uploaded two more clips from the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Very minor joke spoiler.
More BTS photos on Facebook
More Diddy at Ala Moana in the Media Photos album, and three shots from Thursday’s filming in Downtown in the Right Place, Right Time – Fan Photos 2011 album on Facebook.
March 4th, 2011 by officer808
Life On The Set of Hawaii Five-0 with Gabriella Sheindlin
At the suggestion of a friend, bikini model and fitness competitor Gabriella Sheindlin called Hawaii Five-0 casting for any available part. The casting director immediately offered her a walk on role for the Hilton Hawaiian Village scene that was filmed last week. Gabriella spent a few minutes chatting with me about her experience on set.
Gabriella Sheindlin, Photo: Robert Tolentino Photography
Tell me a little about yourself…
I started in bikini competition and won overall in the Paradise Cup. I recently started modeling again, did a shoot with a photographer and started a file on Model Mayhem. Rob the photographer pretty much launched everything that’s going on now!
How’d you get involved with Five-0?
A friend of mine told me about casting for the show. I walked in, filled out some papers, and right there they told me they needed a waitress.
Wait…you just walked right in and gave you the part?!?! How lucky is that? So you got to chat with the cast for a bit in between scenes?
We [the extras] were there before hand, and when Alex O’Loughlin walked in, he winked at me said “Hi.” Another actress asked if I was starstruck…at the time I told her no, but I was a little nervous. I guess it’s good that I didn’t watch the show cause I didn’t know how big the stars were. I watched the show after, and realized they were all…legitimate! [laughing]
Allright so I watched the behind the scenes clips…I see you waiting on tables, but what exactly are you background actors talking about? Are you actually saying anything?
Hah! One of the actors was telling me “This is terrible! What are you doing?!?” I was just supposed to ask if things were ok. Once, I grabbed a plate from a table and served it to another table…but I don’t think anyone’s gonna notice that!
Is that all you got to do that night? Wait on tables?
They asked me to stick around for the next scene, for the beach bar and luau. You might see me dancing there. Basically it went well, and I think they want me back. It was my first time on camera, and somehow I was placed in the forefront of the scene. As the night went on, I felt more confident.
There was a pretty huge crowd building up that night, was that a distraction?
There was a lady that kept on yelling at Alex during the filming…oh and later during the luau scene a drunk lady ran through!
What is in the future in acting for you?
I’ve been in contact with the people from Cougar Town, and they’re supposed to let me know if they need me.
Well good luck Gabriella!
You’ll see Gabriella in the foreground of @AlohaBruce’s BTS video clips. Gabriella appears at about the 15 second mark in the first clip and the 3:00 mark in the second.
March 3rd, 2011 by officer808
Thanks to the ladies at the Long Legs O’Loughlin Network.
March 3rd, 2011 by officer808
Check out the huge photoset in the Media Photos album on Facebook from the past few days, including SPOILERY photos of Sean Puffy P. Diddy Combs.
McG and Danno explore a cave. Exciting! Photo: http://www.studentrentalshawaii.com/
March 2nd, 2011 by officer808
Alex O’Loughlin’s GQ preview on video
Yet another reminder of how good looking he is. Check it out on GQ’s Aussie site. On sale in Australia, March 7.
Alex O'Loughlin, Photo: GQ Magazine
March 2nd, 2011 by officer808
P. Diddy seen filming in Honolulu today
P. Diddy, for Hawaii Five-0, Photo: CBS
A local resident of Liliha saw Five-o filming and submitted this Undercover Special Agent report:
I live in the neighborhood and saw some of the filming. Alex and Diddy were suited up in bullet proof vests and about to enter a house. It looked like they were rehearsing the scene before filming started. Alex was saying “I can come from this direction, and you can come from this direction.” It was so exciting!!! [giggling]
If you want more Diddy, check out KGMB’s report (thanks to @Slash_Goggles):
Side note: Yes, I know Snoopy Dogg Dog coined the whole “izzle” slang, so no need to correct me.
March 1st, 2011 by officer808
Dana in Vermont adds more insight to last Thursday’s filming at the Hilton Hawaiian Village
Dana submitted a special report of her adventure watching the filming last week. If you saw her video clip and photos, you know how close she was to the action. Read on to find out more (spoilers ahead).
@WebSouffle at Hilton Hawaiian Village filming, Photo: @WebSouffle
Aloha Officer 808 and all!
I just returned from a week long trip to Oahu & because I do a podcast about the show was really hoping to see some filming. I was also lucky enough, like Agent Grace, to be able to find out about filming at the Hawaiian Hilton’s Tropics Bar last Thursday 2/24!
I was able to talk some waitresses into reserving a table right near the shooting after finding out that the outdoor patio would still be partially open. That worked out fine and we even got to move to a closer table once the tables they were shooting started to be dressed for the filming.
I was also really lucky to been joined at my table by some online friends who are local to Hawaii, @WendieJoy (Five-0-Redux blog at http://www.honolulupulse.com/category/blogs/five-0-redux) and her friend Diana, @AlohaBruce @AlohaYaling (of http://www.hawaii-aloha.com/) @LisaLisa98 of the Five-0′s and a teacher friend of mine who I travelled to Hawaii with on our Winter Break. I was really sad that you, Officer808, were unable to be with us, but I know you were there in spirit!!!
Agent Gail really scored and I am so happy for her. I was NOT brave enough to approach the actors, though I did get to see them walk around, sit in their set chairs to wait around and basically go over lines. It was really cool to see them rehearsing their scenes, with Alex O’ using a little sheet of paper to cue himself and his moves. I noticed how relaxed everyone seemed. The AD John Newman was really nice and always made an announcement to the onlookers at the hotel that they were very grateful for fans. He asked us kindly to be quiet and of course no flash and said we should all just have fun.
So here’s what I can add and it’s a Spoiler alert!!! I really liked the segment they were filming and actually guessed right that it was a final scene for a future episode because all the leads plus big Kamekona, the shave ice guy were all sitting together at the table and drinking beer. An assistant confirmed this later when he came up to our table to tell us we were in “deep background” (we would be in an area of a shot that would have us in it, but very fuzzy) so I await with baited breath my debut on prime time tv, no matter how fuzzy!!! Woo woo!
The first thing I noticed about the scene was Taylor Wily (Kamekona) practicing over and over making a tablecloth into a fake sling. .. his scene included him standing up and teasing McGarrett about it because Steve was at the table, with a wound over his eye and arm in a real sling. Before that Steve and Danno were engaged in a lively conversation, which seemed to culminate in Danno offering to buy the “next round.” It was also a nice scene because it included Hawaiian entertainment, music, singing and drumming as well as a waitress coming up to Steve and signing his cast. Other than what Danno seemed to have said above, I couldn’t hear any further conversation because I was near where the extras at tables around them were. I happened to be next to the waitress carrying Steve’s beer to him which started the scene.
It was cool to me from a production view too because I saw how all the extra and background were directed to start up carefully before “Action!” was called. Grace is right that they filmed this scene about 4 times, but they stopped for about 45 minutes after the first two takes with stand in in the actors places while they gave them a break. The AD also advised the extras and background to start up their movements from a different point in the last two times, most likely to get different angles to edit with later.
Finally, I was lucky enough to be next to a nice man who happened to be there with the crew because his company was in charge of the explosives for the show. His name is John Hartigan of Ultimate Effects (www.ultimateeffects.com) and he told me that he had done the explosives & Special Effects for a lot of films, most notably to me was “Sin City” with Bruce Willis. Since he is from the Upstate New York area, nearby Vermont, he said he would be happy to talk to me about some of his work on my “Hawaii In Vermont” podcast (alohavermont.com) He also told me that if I wanted to stick around that evening, they were going to film some exploding stuff in the Hilton’s parking lot. I thanked him, but thought I’d had enough excitement for the night!
If anyone wants to see some pictures and the scene I shot, go ahead and checkout my “Hawaii In Vermont” blog at alohavermont.com . I also hope to be able to share these with the 50Undercover.com blog and Officer808 soon, so stay tuned!!! All in all, it was a very thrilling experience!
Dana In Vermont
Check out Dana’s blog and Hawaii Five-0′s first true podcast at Alohavermont.com. Mahalo for sharing!
February 28th, 2011 by officer808
More coverage on yesterday’s seminar
Hawaii Five-0 Actor's Seminar, 2/27/11. Photo: Jamm Aquino
Mike Gordon sat in on the seminar yesterday and reported:
It was the kind of afternoon that aspiring Hawaii actors normally only get to dream about: The stars of the CBS drama “Hawaii Five-0,” its directors, producers and casting gatekeepers all taking their questions about landing a part.
But there they were Sunday on the stage at Tenney Theatre. “Five-0” stars Alex O’Loughlin, Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim, executive producers Peter Lenkov and Brad Turner, director Duane Clark and Rachel Sutton, the show’s casting agent.
Read his whole write up on the Honolulu Pulse website.
See Jamm Aquino’s photos on the Facebook page or at the Honolulu Pulse website (note you’ll have to scroll through individual photos on the Pulse site).
It looked like a full house at this invitation only event for actors, so a big mahalo to Mike Gordon and Jamm Aquino for giving us a report!
February 27th, 2011 by officer808
JT Rowland gives us the inside scoop
Sunday’s Hawaii Five-0 Actor’s Seminar at Tenney Theater was so tightly wrapped, only the press and invitees were allowed in. Present were executive producer Peter Lenkov, actors Alex O’Loughlin, Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim, casting director Rachel Sutton, and producer/director/writer Duane Clark.
Local up and coming actor JT Rowland (twitter @JT_Rowland) was present at the seminar and soaked up some good advice and insight passed from the panel. He shared some of what he learned on twitter, and also generously spent some time to answer my questions.
So you’re born and raised in Hawaii?
I am indeed a local actor. I was born in Honolulu but left the islands at a young age. I have been back now for almost a year.
What did they talk about at the seminar?
The seminar was a valuable experience for us actors. It gave us insight into what the casting agent as well as what the producers are looking for. Main points were on confidence, being prepared, be constantly training, know your lines or don’t show up to the set.
Their biggest pet peeve were actors that showed up to set and didn’t know their lines.
Another thing they wanted us all to know is that they take every opportunity to hire local talent. Peter Lenkov the exec producer was hurt by allegations that he paid LA actors preferential treatment over HI talent. He made it a point to say that 80% of their hires are local.
Any gems of wisdoms from the actors themselves?
Alex and Grace spent some time talking about their acting backgrounds. Alex being classically trained in Sydney. Grace went the route that that so many of us are taking. Finding local classes and plowing away at auditions.
Anyone’s advice struck you more than anything else?
Alex by far. You could tell he really wanted to impart us with wisdom. What I took away from him: Don’t act. Be present and “listen.”
Peter Lenkov did give me a better appreciation of the production side of the house. Lines, scenes, actors are all there to tell a story. That’s what it boils down to at the end of the day.
Thanks for your time JT!
Other comments from JT pulled off the twitter timeline:
JT_Rowland Fun & I learned so much. Dan,Alex and Grace have such a presence, such charisma that I couldn’t help but be a little starstruck. #H50
JT_Rowland #H50 They all really seemed to care. The producers were more than a little hurt about the allegations that they hardly hire local talent.
JT_Rowland In reality, something like 80% of their hires are local. They gave candid and frank advice and accounts on the reality of what they look 4–
JT_Rowland – on the actors they hire. This portion of the seminar was worth 100 books on acting and the biz.
JT_Rowland It was also great to finally put a face to Rachel Sutton. She is the casting agent whom I’ve been trying to get acquainted with. #H50
JT_Rowland They covered so many things from the business side to the production and acting sides that there is no way I can do justice in tweets. #H50
JT_Rowland @Terrysagirl: Alex was classically trained in Sydney. Grace trained by attending various classes around Vancouver. #H50
JT_Rowland @Terrysagirl #H50 [Grace] described [learning acting] as “[Guerilla] style.” Acting for film, auditioning, improv, movement classes. She still seeks out classes.
JT_Rowland @Ozbella Thing about Mr. O’Loughlin is that he appears to be an intense guy. But he’s actually pretty laid back. Awesome sense of humor. #H50
JT_Rowland @Ozbella [Alex] was constantly picking on Grace Park And Peter Lenkov. Jokes to the audience as well. Really cool guy. #H50
JT_Rowland @LisaLisa98 [The seminar] was strictly about the production and the craft.
JT_Rowland @LisaLisa98 …they didn’t dwell that deeply into the production side. What they did talk about pertained to the actor’s perspective on it
JT_Rowland @LisaLisa98 such as why the scene you were in ended up on the cutting room floor.
JT_Rowland @LisaLisa98 [edits are] Mostly due to time constraints. The show is actually about 47min in length. They always shoot over that and edit it down.
JT_Rowland @LisaLisa98 Peter Lenkov said they rarely edit due to someone’s performance because he can make a bad one work.
You can follow JT on twitter at @JT_Rowland.