Proof of Concept Shoot

Recently I traveled to my hometown of Camilla, Georgia to film a concept piece for my new film project, Tennie and the Videotape (working title!).  The shoot was so much fun, and it was a great way to test out some locations for the larger project. Here are some behind the scenes photos from the shoot. 

 

 One of my favorite Camilla locations, Colleen Morrell Park

One of my favorite Camilla locations, Colleen Morrell Park

 My designer, Shady Patterson, gets some last looks on set.

My designer, Shady Patterson, gets some last looks on set.

 Brian Gutierrez, the cinematographer, preps a shot.

Brian Gutierrez, the cinematographer, preps a shot.

 Shady and I check out the monitor.

Shady and I check out the monitor.

 Getting ready to film the judges. 

Getting ready to film the judges. 

 My nephew, Liam, helps out on set!

My nephew, Liam, helps out on set!

 Tennie (Nicole Lee Smith) is on stage ready to go! 

Tennie (Nicole Lee Smith) is on stage ready to go! 

 Brian Gutierrez

Brian Gutierrez

 Our prop sign for the talent show! Created by Allison Izzo. 

Our prop sign for the talent show! Created by Allison Izzo. 

 Lighting!

Lighting!

 Filming in the Imagination Emporium!

Filming in the Imagination Emporium!

 Framing perfectly.

Framing perfectly.

 My great actors Jennifer Bowers, Halley Tiefert, Morgan Godwin, and Mattie Rogers, listen attentively.

My great actors Jennifer Bowers, Halley Tiefert, Morgan Godwin, and Mattie Rogers, listen attentively.

 Perfecting our framing even more!

Perfecting our framing even more!

 Wide shot of the mayhem. That's my dad in the background! 

Wide shot of the mayhem. That's my dad in the background! 

 Finally ready for our shot. 

Finally ready for our shot. 

 The videotape!

The videotape!

 These ladies love the tape. 

These ladies love the tape. 

 Moments before DANCING!

Moments before DANCING!

 Tennie (Nicole Lee Smith) and Foster (James Webb) are ready for their close ups. 

Tennie (Nicole Lee Smith) and Foster (James Webb) are ready for their close ups. 

 Foster (James Webb)

Foster (James Webb)

 Landis (Jennifer Bowers) stalks.

Landis (Jennifer Bowers) stalks.

 Setting up in the crazy heat.

Setting up in the crazy heat.

 Foster (James Webb) and Bob (Jack Zumwalt) in a scene that is perfection. 

Foster (James Webb) and Bob (Jack Zumwalt) in a scene that is perfection. 

 Tennie (Nicole Lee Smith) meets Dixie (Martha Winters)! 

Tennie (Nicole Lee Smith) meets Dixie (Martha Winters)! 

 We discuss the shot with Nicole. 

We discuss the shot with Nicole. 

 Brian and I stand in for our actors. 

Brian and I stand in for our actors. 

 Blocking the scene with Dixie (Martha Winters) and Tennie (Nicole Lee Smith). 

Blocking the scene with Dixie (Martha Winters) and Tennie (Nicole Lee Smith). 

 Setting up another stalking move for Landis (Jennifer Bowers)!

Setting up another stalking move for Landis (Jennifer Bowers)!

 Miss Evelyn (Melanie Kemp) gives an incredible performance!

Miss Evelyn (Melanie Kemp) gives an incredible performance!