NEW MOON SET: BELLA’S CLIFF DIVE (SPECIAL FX AT OUTDOOR POOL)
Now that Amy and I have been lucky enough to get some photos of the wonderful cast of New Moon, we wanted to check out some of the sets we haven’t had a chance to see yet. Mandy was gracious enough to fill us in on the location of the new pool set. So we headed on down there on a quick dinner break from work.
This set is where they are filming the special effects green screen scene of Bella’s Cliff Dive in La Push in New Moon. Kristen Stewart, Rachelle Lefevre, Taylor Lautner, and Rob Pattinson were all filming at the secret outdoor pool location today (just for the one day).
In this scene, Bella jumps off the cliff, a flash of Victoria is seen in the background, and Bella plunges into the ocean and sees Edward’s “face” underwater. She is then rescued by Jacob.
The crew had set up a complex special effects scene at the public outdoor pool with a number of layered green screens set up high above the pool. They also used a number of cranes and rigs to help block out the direct sunlight (it was bright and hot today).
Security was tight again, and no one could see into the pool, but fans saw Taylor Lautner who came out to sign autographs and take photos. When Amy and I got there, we saw Kristen Stewart walk into the pool set shielded by umbrellas from fans.
Overall it looks like a really cool set! Kudos to the crew for rigging up such a complicated set. My guess would be they filmed some footage in Tofino of the cliffs, and are going to composite it into the water scenes here at the pool.
Tomorrow is Game #4 of the Canucks playoffs series. Can’t wait! Go Canucks Go!