establishing shot of the real Orange County
was first seen on "The O.C." in Episode 2 of Season two: "The Way
We are looking
southwest from above Balboa Island (visible in the lower right part
of the photo)
out across the Newport Harbor bay, towards the Balboa Peninsula
(in the upper part of the photo).
The Balboa pier itself cannot be seen in the photo, but that patch of green
across the bay is
Peninsula Park, which is located right next to the Balboa Pier.
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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