The Buzz Around Grimm – And Its Oregon Staff & Location – Keeps Growing

A Billboard In Los Angeles Promoting The Premiere of NBC's New Shot-In-Portland Show Grimm+

A Billboard In Los Angeles Promoting The Premiere of NBC's New Shot-In-Portland Show Grimm

As the October 28 premiere date of the new shot-in-Portland supernatural police show Grimm approaches, NBC is kicking its marketing effort into high gear.  Executive Producer Sean Hayes’ twitter feed regularly features photos of billboards promoting the show, and the official NBC Grimm twitter feed regularly shares articles about the much-anticipated show (if you follow OregonFilmandTVDollars.com on Twitter you may have seen some of these articles – we’re in the habit of “re-tweeting” much more information than we can share on the main site.)

One of these recent articles was an entry in the show’s official production blog by Oregon-based special effects technician Kai Shelton. In the article Shelton explains the ”fine touch” needed to add smoke and fog to a scene, and the requirements of a job like his on a show such as Grimm:

The challenge is to take the writers’ and directors’ vision of the episode and make it a reality on screen, staying within the look, feel, budget and guidelines of the show. We have a lot of meetings, scouts and discussions about what the effects are and how they can be accomplished safely and efficiently. We shoot an episode in eight days, and that overlaps our prep time for the next episode. Scheduling is tight, so proper planning and quick
problem-solving skills are a must.

I have worked in film and television since 1990 and am proud of most everything I have worked on. A good effects person has to have many skills. You must know: plumbing, mechanics, sheet
metal, electrical, pneumatics, hydraulics, welding, fabricating, mold making, leather, steel, wood, glass, plastics, explosives, sewing, rigging, physics, etc. (Read the entire article…)

The look and feel of the show (and most especially its Portland location) was a significant topic in a new video released on People Magazine’s web site.  In later half of the video (about 2:30 in) the cast praises Portland for its beauty – and even make light of the rain.

Grimm’s Portland location was also featured on the news in a very different way Tuesday night, when a KGW news crew rode along with Portland police during a chase - and drove through the show’s set at high speed.

Like many Oregonians, we’re looking forward to Grimm’s premiere on Friday, October 28 to see just how big a part the show’s Oregon setting will play… and we’re looking forward to seeing the rest of the country turn its attention towards the Rose City and its production potential.


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4 Responses to The Buzz Around Grimm – And Its Oregon Staff & Location – Keeps Growing

  1. Pingback: NBC Announces Portland “Grimm” Preview October 24 | Oregon Film And TV Dollars

  2. Grimster says:

    Can we get more information about specific locations where Grimm is filmed? I would love to know where the Wolf’s cabin in the woods is located. Beautiful. Thanks

  3. Grimster says:

    Can we get more information about specific locations where Grimm is filmed? I would love to know where the wolf’s cabin in the woods is located. Beautiful. Thanks

  4. they should have busted into a house in Washington

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