Thursday, June 5, 2014

PHOTOS: Filming "Z Nation"

Posted By on Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 8:27 PM

This week, the cast and crew of Z Nation, a Syfy show, began filming 13 episodes for the first season in downtown Spokane. The zombie apocalypse-themed show will be in production until the end of September, filming in various locations throughout the Inland Northwest.

click to enlarge Camera Operator Stephen McGehee, left, prepares for a scene as Mack (Michael Welch) waits. - YOUNG KWAK
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Camera Operator Stephen McGehee, left, prepares for a scene as Mack (Michael Welch) waits.

click to enlarge Special Effects and Makeup Supervisor Josh Foster moves a zombie dummy. - YOUNG KWAK
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Special Effects and Makeup Supervisor Josh Foster moves a zombie dummy.

click to enlarge Governor Jay Inslee, right, speaks with zombie extra Susan Cleveland, left, as Brie Edwards looks on. - YOUNG KWAK
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Governor Jay Inslee, right, speaks with zombie extra Susan Cleveland, left, as Brie Edwards looks on.

click to enlarge Governor Jay Inslee, second from the right, and his wife Trudi watch a scene being filmed. - YOUNG KWAK
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Governor Jay Inslee, second from the right, and his wife Trudi watch a scene being filmed.

click to enlarge The crew, including 1st Assistant Director Esther Dupree,  prepare to film a scene. - YOUNG KWAK
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The crew, including 1st Assistant Director Esther Dupree, prepare to film a scene.

click to enlarge Supervisory Production Sound Mixer Tom Taylor waits for a scene to start. - YOUNG KWAK
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Supervisory Production Sound Mixer Tom Taylor waits for a scene to start.

click to enlarge The crew prepares to film a scene. - YOUNG KWAK
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The crew prepares to film a scene.

click to enlarge Director Luis Prieto, left, instructs actors. - YOUNG KWAK
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Director Luis Prieto, left, instructs actors.

click to enlarge Special Effects and Makeup Artist Heather Dupree, center, touches up makeup on zombie extra Josh Depue, right, as James Gallina looks on. - GAL
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Special Effects and Makeup Artist Heather Dupree, center, touches up makeup on zombie extra Josh Depue, right, as James Gallina looks on.

click to enlarge Zombie extra Susan Cleveland, second from the right, prepares for a scene. - YOUNG KWAK
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Zombie extra Susan Cleveland, second from the right, prepares for a scene.

click to enlarge Zombie extras prepare for a scene. - YOUNG KWAK
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Zombie extras prepare for a scene.

click to enlarge Director Luis Prieto speaks to the crew. - YOUNG KWAK
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Director Luis Prieto speaks to the crew.

click to enlarge Zombie extras recover after acting a scene where they had to fall to a hail of gunfire. - YOUNG KWAK
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Zombie extras recover after acting a scene where they had to fall to a hail of gunfire.

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Young Kwak is a photographer at the Inlander. He has worked on stories ranging from silver mining and cattle ranching to car racing and backyard wrestling, learning a lot about the Inland Northwest in the process...