I'm one of those losers who loved watching the DVD commentary on movies and TV shows. I always loved hearing the behind the scenes and what goes into making it. Now the web series we made is just a little 30 minute web series, I know it doesn't deserve this treatment but it has been almost a year since we filmed the first two episodes so I wanted to go back and look at it. If you watched it and enjoyed it here is a ton of behind the scenes information along with a bunch of extra clips that didn't make the show. For the original script and more behind the scene videos go to the Grown Losers website.
Jake's swearing sports montage shots were the first things we filmed. I think he did 6 takes of the basketball clip and we ended up using take number one... oops. Brad is the basketball rebounder. Brad made it into 4/5 episodes as a random extra. Thanks Brad!
Jake's softball dive and misses made me real proud of him. Solid commitment on those. He did three takes. We used the second take I believe. The golf clips we also rolled a bunch of takes and a bunch of different lines.
I didn't plan on missing all the basketball shots in this transition bit. I just literally didn't make any. Redeemed myself in episode three though.
The scene where Jake and I show up to the party was filmed at dusk. The sun was setting quickly and we had to get it done real quick. I think we did it three takes. "We're in the same outfit head to toe. Boots. Jeans. Blue shirt. You saw me in this outfit!" always makes me laugh. I mentioned this on my blog about gray hair but watching this scene back for the first time and seeing the back of my head made me super depressed.
That's all I've got for episode 1. I think it is our weakest episode in a landslide. It comes from a combination of having to get the plot and characters across, so there is a bit of narrative and also we were pretty nervous and reserved since it was our first time "acting".
If this was interesting to you let me know because I want to do them for every episode but if literally no one cares I probably won't.
I like the Yankees, watching TV shows and talking about stuff.
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