Grimm Filming started off the day early in downtown Portland on the north Park blocks near the intersection of NW Flanders and NW Park Ave. They set up their filming crew in the Park block area near the intersection and closed off four of the streets leading to that intersection. It was one of the bigger car and driving scenes they have done. They had about 8 cars involved with the filming including Nicks from the show. The filming was done with Davids stunt guy driving his car through the intersection and swerving around several of the other cars. They did this scene with the handi-cam operator sitting next to him in the car filming it. They also had cameras filming it from other locations on the street. After rehearsing this a few times they did several filming takes of it. It took several minutes to reset this each time with all the cars in the street and extras that were walking along the streets.
After they finished with Nicks car they then moved it around the corner and parked it along Park Ave. They then brought in a giant green screen and placed this behind the car. Daivd Giuntoli then returned to the set and they filmed with him in his car in front of the green screen. They made it look like he was driving it as was done with the stunt double. They had the car bouncing at several times. He also did a short dialogue with someone out his window. After they did this filming David then left the set for the day.
While David was doing the green screen work they were filming another scene with his stunt double driving another SUV. They also put the camera in the rear of this SUV and filmed it as it drove the same route. I was told that they had filmed with this SUV earlier with David and the green screen. Looked like they did these two filming scenes with his stunt double and then with him in each car with the green screen behind him.
Best part of the day was seeing all three “Nicks” on the set at the same time. David Giuntoli did cross the street at one point and stopped for a photo with a fan.
More photos in gallery.
This is the filming with Nicks car with Davids stunt double driving.
These are with David in his car against the green screen. You can see some of the green reflection back on his car.
Then they turned his car around so they could film through the front window into the car.
Davids stunt double who did the driving.