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TMI Set Day 4: Seb’s report from the CITY OF BONES set

Filming on the highly-anticipated adaptation of THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES continued on Thursday in Toronto. One of our Toronto lookouts, Seb (@BassicSeb), made the trip out to the set where he got to watch the first day of filming at the Institute, met some of the cast and captured the first photos of Church! Check out his full detailed report:

Hi, my name is Sebastian Mendez though most of you know me as BassicSeb, So let me start off by saying that the 23rd of August was a long day for me, I took the train and arrived in Toronto at 8 A.M. in order to go scouting for the TMI set. I decided to check out the old set at Java Jones. It took me about an hour to get there and that is about when I tweeted my first picture that portrayed “The Mascot” the actual coffee shop in place of Java Jones. From there I had no idea where to go and it was all thanks to TMI_Source that informed me of the new location as I was halfway to Kipling to try and check out the studio. Fortunately I made it to Knox around 12 P.M. where I began to wander.

I found multiple trucks stationed outside as well as many signs designating the locale as the TMI TO Set. This was around the time I met MichelleMags and we patiently waited until we saw something or someone from the cast. This is the view we saw as we waited for a couple hours.

Eventually we got tired of waiting and decided to wander which ended us getting kicked out of the set because we got too close, needless to say we did not leave without at first snagging a picture of the green screen.

Eventually we got tired of waiting and decided to wander which ended us getting kicked out of the set because we got too close, needless to say we did not leave without at first snagging a picture of the green screen.

Eventually we were all very antsy and just either waited by the back entrance or explored. Personally I went with mrwillw to see the cast’s trailers. Now this next part is where you choose to believe me or not, because as kind as they were in letting us stay near the trailers absolutely no photos were allowed and mrwillw can vouch for this. We managed to not only see Robert, Kevin and Jemima, but also got waves from Kevin after he had just changed to a more rune-exposing outfit, and a wave from Robert Sheehan. Finally as we were just about leaving the trailer area we managed to see Jamie, and this was quite the surprise indeed because he was kind enough to sign the books for a few of us (I will be posting the picture of my book once I get it back from my friend who borrowed it).

To keep me from babbling I will say that the rest of the day consisted of waiting by the back entrance of the “Institute”. While waiting we managed to see Kevin and Robert pass by though I only snagged a picture of Kevin.

We also saw this fine gentleman -though we were not quite sure of his role- in the picture below as well as someone carrying Clary’s outfit, and Clary’s double!

I remained on set until about 10:30 with a visit from my friend @KrystinaAli, who I can thank for being the one, not of introducing me to the book, but getting me super into them and the fandom! Not much more happened when it was dark, I believe they were still filming inside, because one member of the crew kept yelling rolling and cut, which signaled us to be silent and them resume talking respectively (forgot to mention this happened throughout the day). Overall it was a great first day on set and I hope to go back again! Oh! I also believe to have seen Church, as there was a cat perched inside the Institute window just looking at us!

Lastly I would like to thank everyone I met that day as well as TMI_Source for allowing me to write this article and saving me from going to Kipling. A shout out as well goes to the kind man that pointed me in the right direction in Toronto when I was lost and the nice lady that spared me a streetcar token when I had no change. I would also like to reiterate my thanks to MichelleMage who let me tweet and text from her phone, for without her I may have been stuck in Toronto, and also to mrwillw, who with his great timing allowed me to see most of the cast.

Thanks to Seb for this awesome report and the first photos of Church! Sounds like such an amazing experience!

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2 Comments on TMI Set Day 4: Seb’s report from the CITY OF BONES set

  1. CHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURCH!

  2. KikiLOVESJAce // August 24, 2012 at 9:15 PM // Reply

    CHURCH! I want to see the little blue kitty cat so bad! But those eyes are freaking my out.

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