Monday, November 26, 2012

Robocop Movie Shoot on Our Street

Yesterday, my wife and I wandered down our street to the set of the Robocop remake that's been filming in Toronto for over a month. It's odd to think that our quiet neighbourhood could be transformed into the scummy near future Detroit where Robocop takes place, but with the right editing and details anything is possible. They filmed Robocop racing down the street, weaving in and out of futuristic stunt vehicles from about 4-6 different angles over the course of the day.


The notice in our lobby prepping the neighbourhood for traffic disruptions.

Signage changes at Harbord and Jersey Streets. Jersey has been changed to Bagley.

Wide shot of the corner, I can sort of see Detroit now.

Some extras dressed as homeless people might help a bit.

Film crews sprawling on Harbord Street between Grace and Jersey Streets. A futuristic Fiat waits for the next take.

Another futuristic car, probably a European or Japanese import.

A futuristic Michigan plate.

This Honda van is from Japan. Instant futuristic car!

The stunt car crews were nice guys, they let my wife sit in the tiny van.

My favorite of the future cars. It looks familiar, sort of like an Audi R8, with various new panels placed over the hubcaps, windows and headlights.

Futuristic taxi, just hanging out on Manning and Harbord Streets.

Another angle of the futuristic taxi.

Two more futuristic taxis parked on Harbord and Manning. The Harbord street sign has been changed to Washington.

Robocop's new bike! Not as cool as the Ford Taurus from the 80's version, but still slick looking. That man was holding onto the bike, as it appeared to have been built without a kickstand.

Robocop! Well maybe just the suit. This stuntman wears a motorcycle helmet with white pieces of tape that will help the postproduction teams put Robocop's real head on the suit.

Camera car hanging out at Harbord and Grace.

The camera! What a cool looking mount.

Camera detail! It's a Red.


A stuntman, wearing most of Robocop's new costume, drives his motorcycle down Jersey street and turns around, preparing for the next take of the scene.

A stuntman, wearing most of Robocop's new costume, drives his motorcycle down Harbord Street, weaving around stunt cars before turning up Jersey Street.

A stuntman, wearing most of Robocop's new costume, gets ready for another take of the action scene being filmed on Harbord Street.

One last look at the Robocop stuntman on his motocycle racing down Harbord Street.

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Monday, September 24, 2012


On Tuesday September 18th, we went to the Ritz Carleton for Bookstravaganza, an event that brings publishers and readers together. This is the event's first year and was put together by Chatelaine and Random House. 150 guests enjoyed 2 hours of cocktails, sweets, readings, books signings and videos that showcased Random House's upcoming Fall Slate. 

Each of the 6 videos had its own genre: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Memoir, Food and Lifestyle, Movie and TV Tie-In and Mystery. Loading Doc started work on the videos in the middle of the summer, figuring out fun ways to show a stream of book covers and text for 1 to 2 minutes. It was a wonderful challenge for our team and we enjoyed seeing the finished result presented at the event. 

We were at Bookstravaganza, not as guests, but filming coverage for a promotional video coming in the near future. The event was a huge success - everyone looked like they were having a great time. We're really looking forward to the next one!

Check out the videos below:

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Day Five of the Linwood Barclay Book Trailer Countdown

Here is the full trailer for Linwood Barclay's The Accident. The book will be available this month.

Another trailer for an older Linwood Barclay book is coming soon.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Day Four of the Linwood Barclay Book Trailer Countdown

It's our second last day before posting the full trailer for 'The Accident', Linwood Barclay's upcoming new novel released this summer.

Today we'll take a look at the trailer for 'Too Close to Home'. This trailer was a lot of fun to make, as we got to play with hedge trimmers, film a gorgeous waterfall and even got out the greenscreen for one shot.

And also, the second teaser trailer for 'The Accident'.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Day Three of the Linwood Barclay Book Trailer Countdown

Here we are again counting down past Linwood Barclay book trailers. Why are we doing this? Because this Friday we release the full trailer for 'The Accident', Linwood Barclay's new novel to be released this summer.

Today we'll have another look at the No Time for Goodbye trailer. This is a personal favorite.

Oh and what's this? The first teaser trailer for 'The Accident'. Enjoy.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Day 2 of the Linwood Barclay Book Trailer Countdown

Yes, our first installment came out late yesterday so this might seem like a double post, but here is the next trailer for Linwood Barclay's novel 'Never Look Away'.  For those just tuning in, Loading Doc is counting down with a Linwood Barclay book trailer every day this week until Friday, when we release the full trailer for 'The Accident', Barclay's new novel due out this summer.

Some of the trailer for 'Never Look Away' was shot at the same time as 'Fear the Worst' in early 2010. It was during that shockingly mild winter we were having and it was tense trying to get all of the shots we needed without any snow on the ground. In several of the final shots in both trailers, lingering snow is just out of frame.

'Never Look Away' was the first time we rented a prop vehicle, or a picture car as they are more commonly known. It introduced us to Canadian Picture Cars, located in Oakville.  Ken and Gord who run the company are two of the nicest and supportive guys we have ever met. Needless to say we had a lot of fun with that police car, but it was nothing compared to 'The Accident' trailer. Enjoy.

Monday, May 30, 2011

A Week of Linwood Barclay Book Trailers

This Friday we will be releasing the full trailer for Linwood Barclay's upcoming novel 'The Accident'.
The Accident marks the 5th trailer Loading Doc has put together for Linwood's books, so this week we will count down with the first 4.

Here is the very first trailer for Fear the Worst. Enjoy.