POTC 3 Filmed In Guadalupe this week

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I though you guys might find this article interesting. It says that POTC 3 filmed this week in The Dunes Of Guadalupe.

Pirates Invade the Guadalupe Dunes
Captain Jack Sparrow and crew reported
to be under heavy guard
By: Carina Corral

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Lights! Camera! Action!

The Guadalupe Dunes are once again starring in a major motion picture. Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End will be shot at the dunes during the remainder of this week.

Orcutt resident Mike Easterling is hoping to get some "money shots" of the movie set and maybe ... just possibly ... movie stars!

"I heard that they're shooting Pirates of the Caribbean out here and I thought I'd come out to check it out," says Easterling.

Although everything is being kept pretty tight-lipped around here, it has been leaked that Hollywood's favorite pirate, by land of by sea, will be on the scene during the shoot.

Spectators, and Johnny Depp fans, are allowed out at the dunes today, but come tomorrow, the dunes -- including the movie set and its stars -- are off limits to the public. We understand that's when they'll start filming.

"They're basically taking over our whole parking area and utilizing some of the dunes and the beach," says Preserve Manager Willie Richerson.

And, not to worry, the preservation of the habitats are being closely monitored. Vehicles are kept on a path at slow speeds to ensure the endangered bird species, such as the snowy plover, aren't disturbed.

"We were very clear that they weren't to damage any vegetation or impact any of the park's resources," says Richerson.

Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End will be in theaters May 2007. But this week, it premieres on the Central Coast.

The company that is renting out the park is contributing a donation in the amount of tens of thousands of dollars. The money will be used for maintenance, upkeep and restoration projects.

Again, Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve will be closed starting tomorrow, through Saturday. The park may re-open on Sunday


0o0o0 I read that on ohjohnny.net.

They already filmed in a sandy place.. which I thought that would be Davy Jone's Locker.. But now another sandy place?


Yea I know They have already shot in a sandy place. I wonder if this is going to be another sword fight scene, like we saw in DMC.

YAY OMG I LoVe JOHNNY!!! He soooo hot....i should have dug myself under the sand and at the opportune moment pop out and HUG JOHNNY!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! I Love HiM!!

This must be when the cross over to Davy Jone's Locker

From JDA found at: The Buffalo News | Date: October 19, 2006
Hollywood Sails to Brink of Falls
Oct. 19--While local and national news cameras have focused on Buffalo-area storm damage this week, a Hollywood film crew has its lenses trained on the brink of the Horseshoe Falls.

Walt Disney Studios is shooting falls-related scenes for use in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," the third installment in the wildly successful series of swashbuckling films, scheduled for release in May.

Stars Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley are nowhere in sight; instead, the thundering water of the falls is playing the lead role.

The studio is keeping mum on exactly how the footage of the world-famous waterfall will be used, but there is speculation that moviegoers will see Captain Jack Sparrow and his shipmates facing oblivion courtesy of the giant cataract. As was the case with "Bruce Almighty," where studio-shot Jim Carrey scenes were superimposed on actual Horseshoe Falls footage, Disney will use shots of the treacherous waters as background for scenes filmed in Hollywood.

"They've been using a special crane they brought in from the West Coast and a specially equipped helicopter that came in from the New York City area," said Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark.

A Los Angeles-based helicopter crew was flown in to tackle the tricky, and risky, aerial assignment.

Clark confirmed that filming began Monday at Terrapin Point in Niagara Falls State Park on the U.S. side of the falls, with additional work from Table Rock on the Canadian side. Disney first contacted the local film chief back in April, starting a process that included scouting trips and a laundry list of permits.

"You can't just fly a helicopter a few feet above the falls and the Niagara River," Clark said. "There was quite a bit of paperwork, on both sides of the border, to make this happen."

Among the agencies that needed to give permission for the risky airb orne photography were: the Federal Aviation Administration; Transport Canada; the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; and the Ontario Parks Commission.

"Our office facilitated the permit process, acted as a liaison between the studio and the government agencies, arranged security and helped them connect with support crews," Clark said. "They brought in a Disney Studios second-unit crew of about 20 people and hired about a dozen local people."

In addition to production assistants and other film-based jobs, local Teamsters union members were hired as drivers and security staffers. The local economy is also getting a boost from the crew's hotel stays in Niagara Falls.

The Niagara Falls scenes are among several large-scale, high-tech segments of the next "Pirates of the Caribbean" film. In September, crews set up shop in a sprawling aircraft hangar in suburban Los Angeles to film a pivotal nighttime storm scene involving two full-size ships. Construction of the elaborate storm set began in May.

The bulk of the filming is done on location in the Caribbean

Chiki Mina
johnny please come to puerto rico..at least near it.

Originally posted by Chiki Mina
johnny please come to puerto rico..at least near it.

LOL, I say come to Florida, we'll go to Disney together.

Thanks for the info Evilm0nki3

I LOve JoHnnY!!!! Or JusT come to my CASA JoHnnY!! LOL!!

Chiki Mina
come to my bedroom johnny! Ignore the locks, the whip, and the handcuffs in my bedroom stick out tongue

HAHAHAHA u r too funny chiki.... laughing out loud

Mina u a Kinky gurl aint ya....LMAO!!!

yeah, i thought i was kinky

Chiki Mina
you got competition sailor leo wink

Yay! I found out what they were filming! There was a whole article but this was at the end:

"Wyndsong added that the actors were filming a shipwreck scene on the dunes. The cast finished shooting Friday, and the dunes reopened to the public Sunday."

From ohjohnny.net

So it was a shipwreck scene! big grin

Yeah. I live in San Luis Obispo, which is about an hour or so away, and on the front page of our local paper were some fans dressed up like pirates who met Johnny. Curse school and parents who keep me from pitching my own tent over there...

omg! u live in San Luie? really? cool! i live in SB!

Wow! Small world! big grin

Chiki Mina
ivebeedepped im in love with ur siggy, and avatar.

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