Typing Faster

January 25, 2010

Location Scouting: How Vancouver Became Caprica

Filed under: Stuff I Like — petertypingfaster @ 12:43 pm

Interesting article in the Los Angeles Times, all about the location scouting process for Caprica.

I’m always curious to see how people approach turning my hometown into something else, this was no exception.

Caprica City is fictional, but it was largely designed by a real Vancouver architect. “Arthur Erickson buildings totally suit the style of the show,” Firth said. “He’s one of our favorite Vancouver architects, and you’ll see quite a few of his buildings in ‘Caprica.’ He did some buildings at the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Public Library. They’re quite striking. They’re really sexy buildings.”

Since the “Caprica” writers cast their imaginations far beyond Vancouver’s brick-and-mortar reality, the location scouts follow suit. “You have to be pretty creative in a lot of ways,” Firth said. “The farthest we’ve been away is about 50 kilometers from the studio, and it was a 40,000-square-foot mansion on a farm. But it was scripted as something else. A location doesn’t have to be exactly what’s in the script, as long as you can make it look like what you need, whether you have to augment it with some set decoration or a sign.

It’s a cool article, worth the read.


1 Comment »

  1. Did you know that you can watch this TV show online ?

    Check here : Watch Caprica Online

    Comment by h4ckzor3 — February 21, 2010 @ 4:19 am

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