establishing shot of the real Orange County was first seen on "The
in Episode 17
(of season two) - "The Brothers Grim"
rare "establishing shot" taken from ground level, rather than
from the air.
This one appears to have been taken from aboard the venerable Balboa
Ferry, while out on the Newport bay.
We are looking back (south) at the Balboa Fun Zone, on the Balboa
The Balboa Ferry landing is marked by the "Welcome to Balboa"
To its left is a Ferris wheel (and no, it's not the Ferris
Wheel you're thinking of).
There are also bumper cars, a dark ride, restaurants and lots of boat rentals
These "establishing shots" of Orange County are not locations
where The O.C. is actually filmed.
The O.C. is not really filmed in Orange County - it is filmed in
Los Angeles County. These "establishing shots"
are brief aerial snapshots of actual Orange County locations, which the
producers drop into the show to add color and
to help create the illusion that we are seeing the real Orange County.
I have included this list of their "establishing shots"
to supplement the main list of actual filming
locations. You can tell the difference by color: the actual filming
pages are gold, while the "establishing shot" pages are blue.
To see a list of the L.A.
locations where The O.C. is actually filmed,
click on the OC Filming Locations logo below.
By Episode - By Category -
By Geographical Location - Clickable Map
of All O.C. Locations - Establishing Shots
screenshots from the show and all related characters & elements are
trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
All other photos & text are copyright 2006 © Gary J. Wayne and
may not be used without written permission.
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