One of my favorite music videos is "Call Your Girlfriend" by Swedish singer Robyn. Even better was Taran Killam's, a favorite on Saturday Night Live along with being a 00's icon (Stuck in the Suburbs anyone??!), recreation of her classic hit. Please enjoy this side-by-side comparison of this amazing music video!
Like most 90s kids I was obsessed with Air Bud. The idea that your ordinary life could suddenly become extraordinary was fascinating. Not only was the plot desirable but this was the first film I saw behind the scenes footage featured at the end of the VHS tape. I finally got to see a bit of how a film is actually made. In Air Bud: World Pup, I would fast forward the end to get to the cast interviews and behind the scenes snippets.
Acting Behind the Scenes
Seeing the soccer choreography and bloopers from the actors helped me understand how fabricated this entire world was and how intriguing it was. The film is the earliest memory I have of moviemaking. I learned that the world I thought I knew wasn't exactly real. Buddy was not real. His family was not real and he really did not know how to play sports. Although this broke my heart I was also incredibly interested in how they got the dog to do incredible things and how the actors won me over as a believable family. Also, how they managed to create a world in which these characters lived. Such as the house they lived in, a believable amount of soccer playing, scary dog nappers (the idea still scares me btw), and a huge realistic World Cup crowd at the end. In the behind the scenes footage all this is revealed to be make believe. With costumes a soccer team is created, with practice soccer playing is made believable, and with the help of the Women's World Cup Team at the end the film becomes that much more authentic. This film made me realize that with some sort of artistic ability you can create anything, from set making to costume design, to CGI. From then on I wanted to be a part of the moviemaking process.
This little movie was a turning point in my life. Now I was not only fascinated by the movie's plot I was way more curious to see the behind the scenes in every movie. From then on after a movie would end I would immediately fast forward to find bloopers or any behind the scenes footage I could find, whether this was seeing an actor break character or the director yell "cut". I imagined that the actors and filmmakers got a thrill every time they were on set and about to create a different world. I love watching the process behind making a movie and comparing this to the final product.
Yesterday I went down to Los Angeles to look at a few potential apartments. While down there we went on our own tour of most major television and film studios. The most surprising was Prospect Studios, home of Grey's Anatomy. I had never heard of these studios before. Nor had I known that such a gigantic show was shot in such a seemingly small studio. Upon driving to the studio I realized just how special it must feel to dominate the set as a one time small show. Grey's wasn't always the big hit it is now, and it was cool to see this empire built from the ground up all while staying in this same location. My discovery of this studio made me curious as to where all my other favorite shows were shot.
The main shows shot on studios in and around Los Angeles today are:
20th Century Fox Studios
American Horror Story: Hotel
CBS Studio Center
CBS Television City
The Late Late Show with James Corden
El Capitan Entertainment Centre
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Los Angles Center Studios
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
How to Get Away with Murder
2 Broke Girls
Pretty Little Liars
The Big Bang Theory
The Mindy Project
Here are just a few of the studios I came across on my LA adventure:
Do you guys have any other favorite TV show's currently being shot in Los Angeles?
My name is Meadow Rhodes and I'm 24 years old. Recent Banana Slug alum and film major. Check here for film updates/funny videos/life advice/reviews and all around nonsense!