“LOST” on Stormy Seas


SPOILER ALERT! When the sun goes down on Friday, most people rejoice at the end of the work week. Today, however, sunset meant things were just getting started for the “LOST” production crew. They commandeered the swimming pool at Kaneohe District Park, converting it into a film-studio-grade water tank. The floor of the pool was blacked out, black canvas was hung around the perimiter, and they also put up giant fans, crane-mounted lights, and huge rain rigs and pumps.  (More setup photos here.)  Filming continued all through the night.

At least two scenes were filmed, both in stormy seas.  The first involved a canoe, and it was an all-star crew: Josh Holloway, Elizabeth Mitchell, Ken Leung, Rebecca Mader, and Jeremy Davies. And at the helm? I’m pretty sure it was Terry O’Quinn. They were rocked by waves, drenched by rain, blasted by wind, and blinded by lightning. Sawyer calls for them to go back. But then they see or hear something, and begin paddling toward it.

The second scene involved a large red and black rescue raft.  Similar to, but larger than, the raft that carried the Oceanic 6. And unlike with the canoe, none of the raft’s handful of passengers were recognizable.  The rain and waves are cued again.  Over the din of the equipment, the men and women argue… in French.  Suddenly, one of them spots something in the distance.  One man pulls out a flashlight, and two other men pull out paddles and start heading toward it.

Two floating, soaking wet groups of people, both buffeted by stormy seas, and both suddenly compelled to seek something in the water.  Each other?  Or something else?

There is, in fact, one last object floating in the sea (or pool, as it were).  A large, thick, wooden door, splintered at the top, a long handle jutting out of the water.  And on it, a man lay motionless.

Special thanks to Anthony and Kevin for their reports and to P. for the video.

9 Responses

  1. lyly ford says:

    i saw the word video !! of the filming ryan ???
    thanks once again for your job ! if one day i go in hawaii, i want to meet you and hug you lol

  2. ManilaRaf says:

    This give me hope that my favorite male Korean character has once again cheated death on the high seas and has survived.

  3. Nice detective work Ryan :-) and it was good seeing you at the Apple store today.

  4. Toga says:

    So maybe they save Danielles science team in the past? Talk about a cool way to show her backstory. But then wouldnt she recognize them? And are they going to use a different actress, since Mira Furlan probably isnt coming back? Thanks Ryan.

  5. macpro says:

    Looks like a fun, cool night at work for cast and crew. That stormy water sure looks flat as a pancake from where your camera is. I’m sure they’ll add giant computer swells in post production. As for storyline, this could be anyone’s guess! The island did disappear at the end of the season.

  6. Thanks so much for this ‘advance’ peek at my favorite show!

  7. Josh says:

    The swimming pool is much safer than the open sea. Wow, you are quite the sleuth. My friends love the LOST series. Unfortunately, I’ve never had time for it.

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