Reminiscing about Burn Notice
Burn Notice had a lot of fans on hand on Friday afternoon, it seemed as if everyone was out watching the filming at the Mayfair Atrium. They set up a bank at the old Borders Books and the scene was based on that. Jeffrey Donovan and Bruce Campbell were the two featured in the scene being shot.
A limo was parked across from the "bank" and a guy came running out of the bank with a bag full of money, he gave the money to Bruce Campbell (Sam) and the three guys jumped into the limo and the scene was over. It took hours to do that simple scene over and over.
The cameras filmed from inside the Atrium as you see here. And then they ended up across the street shooting the scene from another angle.
What was surprising was all the people around watching. It usually has never been that crowded before when they filmed around town. It was almost like a little block party with the all the people around.
It's funny how they converged on the scene, too. I was at a meeting at the BID office, in the Atrium and little by little a buzz started outside, the crew started setting up equipment for the bank scene which was across from the BID office. Lots of guys in suits (extras) started roaming around and before you knew it, lights were on and then camera and action.
It's a lot of fun with Burn Notice in town. Above, Jeffrey Donovan was talking with me as he walked to Starbucks. The stars often walk around alone and do their thing without much incident. They are noticed more when the lights and camera are trained on them than when they are simply walking alone down the street to get a frappacino. I tried to get him to take a picture with one of our famous fiberglass peacocks, but he declined.
Here are some scenes from their April 30 shoot on Florida Avenue.
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