Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Becoming Storybrooke

 Here's a fun little article from earlier in the year. It shows Steveston (a seasonal town in Vancouver, Canada) being transformed to become the set for filming the modern day story lines of ABC's Once Upon A Time.

From the article:
Steveston is playing the part of Storybrooke, Maine, and for the block between 1st and 2nd Avenue, no sign was left unturned in the transformation. While businesses remained open and traffic mostly unaffected, workers were busy into the evening doing everything from planting trees to dirtying signs, and making all the little changes both inside and outside of the storefronts that make a fictional town come to life on screen.
 Why am I posting about this - apart from it being fun? I thought it was interesting to see the Disney-parented ABC perspective on how to add fairy tale touches in a modern-day way. Some changes are obvious and referential of the source material while others are less so. Some of it is fun and whimsy while other changes are to directly facilitate the story.

If this were your task and the location available was your town/city how would you change where you live to become a setting for a fairy tale?

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