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Video Essay Explains Why Vancouver Never Plays Itself In Movies

Hollywood has always been the hub of the entertainment industry, because it's where the whole biz of show began and where most movies and TV shows are filmed to this day.

But there's one place in North America that has earned the nickname “Hollywood North”- Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Vancouver is seen as an ultimate outdoor shooting location for TV and film because it can be made to look like nearly any major city in the world with a little digital compositing and some visual elements to show us we're in an American city.

The image above shows how easy it is to turn Vancouver into Seattle by adding the Space Needle in the background and a Pike St. sign over the road.

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Tony Zhou of Every Frame A Painting created this video homage to "Hollywood North", revealing how strange it is that Vancouver is the third largest filmmaking city in North America and yet Vancouver Never Plays Itself. (Video contains NSFW language)

-Via Tastefully Offensive


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