Production of Thor: The Dark World

Behind-the-scenes: Thor The Dark World

Walt Disneys second episode of the superhero film Thor (“Thor The Dark World”) is coming out in 2013. As the first episode the casts consists of great number of Hollywood actors as Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster.

Thor shooting in Greenwich

I was very happy when I heard that Marvel Studios decided to film at the lovely Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, next to the Cutty Sark and not far away from our studios in Deptford. So I decided to have a quick look to behind the scenes to get an impression of the production process. I definitely was not the only one with this idea, tourists and students accompanied me and were taking pictures. As usual London it was cold and rainy, but nevertheless lots of people were attracted by this happening.

Next to the Cutty Sark

In the second episode of Thor the superhero battles again to save the Nine Realms from an old enemy. During my visit at the recordings I saw this mysterious race, which tends to lead the universe into darkness. On the pictures you can see the actors searching for the right position.

About an hour later I was lucky to see Thor flying in the air, it all happened next to a burning car.Unfortunately I couldn’t take pictures from this scene. Everything happened too fast and the guardians warned me not to take pictures any more.

After seeing this great Marvel production near our film studio in I am really looking forward to release of Thor: The Dark World in November 2013. I will definitely watch it.Im November naechsten Jahres kommt der zweite Teil des Walt Disney Films Thor in die Kinos. Wie der erste Teil besteht auch The dark World aus einer grossen Anzahl an Hollywood Schauspielern, wie unter anderem Chris Hemsworth als Thor und Natalie Portman als Jane Foster.

Dementsprechend gluecklich war ich als ich hoerte, dass sich Marvel Studios dazu entschieden hatten den Film an dem Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, neben der Cutty Sark und nicht weit von unserem Studio in Depford, zu drehen. Ich entschloss mich also einen kurzen Blick hinter die Kulissen zu erhaschen um so einen Eindruck von der Produktion zu bekommen. facebook down Jedoch war ich nicht die einzige mit dieser Idee, Touristen und Studenten begleiteten mich und nahmen Foto’s vom Geschehen. Wie gewoehnlich war es an jenem Tag kalt und regnerisch in London, nichts desto Trotz zog die Marvel Produktion einige Zuschauer an.

Im zweiten Teil der Episode kaepft Thor gegen alte Feinde um das Gute zu beschuetzen. Waehrend meines Aufenthalts bei den Aufnahmen sah ich diese mysterieuse Spezies, die das Universum in die Dunkelheit leiten soll. Auf den Fotos, die ich dort gemacht habe, sieht man wie sich die Schauspieler in die richtige Position begeben. 

Etwa eine Stunde spaeter durfte ich sogar miterleben wie Thor alias Chris Hemsworth neben einem brennenden Auto durch die Luft geschleudert wurde. Da alles sehr schnell passierte und ich freundlichst aufgefodert wurde nicht zu fotografieren, konnte ich leider keine Aufnahmen von dieser Scene machen.

Nach den ersten Eindruecken dieser neuen Marvel Produktion bin ich sehr gespannt auf den zweiten Teil Thor: the Dark World, der im November 2013 in die Kinos kommt. Ich werde ihn mir auf jeden Fall anschaun.

Deptford celebrates the Paralympic flame

One and a half weeks ago and with a bit of a delay, the Paralympic torch came through Deptford at the corner of Alloa Road and Evelyn Street. Thousands of spectators waited excitedly in spite of the rain on the pavements rise to welcome and celebrate the athletes, who were overwhelmed by the warm welcome. It was obvious that the athletes were in pleasant anticipation of the Games. web page speed . The trail led through to Deptford High Street and was handed over to Greenwich at Creek Road where the flame passed the refurbished Cutty Sark and shipped over by the bearers in a boat across the Thames to continue the journey to the Olympic Village.

With a brief from Lewisham council to film this spectacular event we headed off to the starting point, laden with our in-house video equipment. There we waited, approximately one hour in the rain for the delayed torch with a too-small umbrella.

Just in time with the arrival of the torch, the rain had stopped and the fight for the best shots begun. I successfully dodged the crisscrossing feet chasing the torch bearers but instead found myself flying over an unexpected hydrant obstructing me.
But yet the mood was great and the jubilant spectators and the happy faces of the athletes were a welcome compensation to my bruises.
My stint of sports was covered for this week and with a throbbing knee, flat feet, a lot of footage and goosepimples on the skin we headed back to the studio.
2.2 miles within one hour: my personal record! That was not the easiest job but exciting and unforgettable. Mission accomplished!

Doreen Lawrence carries the olympic torch

On Monday the 23rd of July Doreen Lawrence who founded the Stephen Lawrence trust ran 300 yards with the torch as it travelled from Lewisham to Wandsworth. She carried the flame to the centre, where Live vision is settled and handed it over to the current young mayor of Lewisham Kieran Lang. The Mayor of Lewisham, Sir Steve Bullock was on the spot as well as many people who wanted to snatch a gaze at the torch.
The musical accompaniment was provided by several bands and singers from a project called Peacemix, which gives young people a chance to get discovered and supports them by developing their skills.