Filming has been taking place at after
dark for scenes set at night, presumably to help hide the
New signs were erected with Shanghai International Airport
logos, with blue banners matching the real airport exactly,
as well as complimenting the grandstand's existing colour
scheme. After a minor power outage in the morning, the
shoot on Thursday ran over from a 7:30pm wrap to 3am. On
Friday, scenes at Royal Ascot involved 300 Chinese extras.
"Skyfall" will shoot in Shanghai, China, but
it is not uncommon for Bond productions to use local spots
to double foreign locations. Back in 1995, Epsom Downs
Racecourse doubled for St Petersburg Airport in "GoldenEye" to
reduce expenses and security concerns, as the second unit
sent to Russia required bodyguards.
Left: A photo posted on Twitter of a prop sign used during
the "Skyfall" filming.