Bear! Where?! There!

We used to, as boys and each in turn while we were walking through the woods with our rifles in our hands, ask our dad what we should do if we see a bear. He explained to us the first thing you want to know is whether it is a mother and cubs and if it is, make sure you're…

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The Bodyguard Episode 2

Highschool to Bodyguard School After High School, Clif went to work in the family business. The family business was retail Sporting Goods. Although pretty much disappeared these days, during the last century, there were many small retail stores focusing on sports equipment and supplies. If these mom 'n pops were in a small town in a rural area, they would…

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The Bodyguard Episode 1

Clif Kosterman Before Supernatural Clif Kosterman has been the bodyguard for Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles for the past 14 years. Obviously a lot has happened in that time and we have many stories to tell. It has been exciting but Clif was a bodyguard long before J and J got out of highschool and he had some interesting clients,…

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When A Studio Is Not A Studio

When is a studio not a studio?  There are actually two distinct definitions for the word "studio", as used in the film business. It is best not to confuse the two. In the film production business, a studio can be a space where A/V media is shot or captured, or it can mean a (usually large, legacy) TV and/or movie…

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The Leos and The Return of TV

Television did not actually leave but typically the so-called "Episodics" or "Series" productions take a hiatus during spring. The start of shooting season used to be right after the US Independence Day Weekend, almost invariably. The advent of streaming media, with its very different needs with regard to type and amount of product, changed that somewhat. In spite of those…

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Howzit Goin? Goin Good

In this column we will bring you some of the news related to film production in Vancouver, BC. If we think you might want to know something, we will tell you. It would not go so well or be any fun if we tried to tell you everything that is happening in the Vancouver Film Business. We will put as…

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Who Does What For Whom

In this column we will illuminate the roles among the crew of a typical production, of which there probably is no such thing. It will be easy to say things were missed and we will keep adding anything you ask us to. As for errors, please let us know right away so we can correct them. Do remember, however, things…

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First, Kick Glen Frey In The Head

In 1988 or 89, Mitch Kosterman drove into Vancouver from his home in the suburbs, not at all sure what was about to transpire. He had been told to look for a sign that said "Crew Park" on Seymour Street and he would be directed to where he should park his car. He had also been told the TV show…

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