Saturday Afternoon Happenings

GOT THIS! Boot Camp Recap

What comes to mind when you hear “Boot Camp?” Lights, camera, action and pie? That’s certainly what it means for the GOT THIS! production team.

Last weekend, Saturday Afternoon regulars and newcomers assembled in Philadelphia for a crash course in how to work on a movie set. As part of SAP’s Learning Space initiative, local college interns will work on the upcoming short as camera assistants, script supervisors, behind the scenes photographers, and more.

SAP veteran director of photography (DP), John M. White conducted a fun workshop and practice shoot. It was a great opportunity for the team to get acquainted, learn the equipment, and get a taste of what will happen on set.

And since the Boot Camp took place on 3.14.15, there was pie! All in all, not a bad way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon. Look through the photos below:

Gathering Round

Gathering round – Got This! Boot Camp participants

Interns Vivianne, Graham, and Nic

John with interns Vivian, Graham, and Nic

Maddie checks out a lens

Maddie checks out a lens

Sample Shot List

Sample shot list

The very important handoff dance

Very important handoff dance

Putting up the lights

Putting up the lights

John talks shots with Graham

Talking shots with Graham

Pies for Pi Day!

Best part of Boot Camp = Pies for Pi Day!

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Behind the Screen - Scene from the film

Behind The Screen Kickoff Recap

Thanks so much to everyone who attended last week’s Behind the Screen kickoff event at the Michener Art Museum. The enthusiastic cast and crew of GOT THIS! delivered a successful workshop.

Ethan, Susan Laurie

Ethan and Susan, Saturday Afternoon co-founders and the writing/producing team of GOT THIS!, welcome everyone Assistant director Laurie has an important role

Audience members saw the cast read through the script.

Laurie Sets the Scene

Laurie Sets the Scene

Reagan, Emily, and John in a scene from GOT THIS

Reagan, Emily, and John act out a scene from GOT THIS!

Next, Susan delivered some notes on directing, and John, the director of photography (DP), taught everyone about shot composition.

John, the director of photography, teaches the audience about shot composition.

John quizzes an audience member about a scene

Next the audience saw a demonstration of one scene shot two different ways.

John and Susan set the scene

John and Susan set the scene

Emily and John demonstrate a scene from Got This

Emily and John demonstrate a scene from GOT THIS!

Susan and John

The director and the DP must see eye to eye

The afternoon ended with a fun question and answer session featuring the principle cast and crew.

The principle cast and crew answer questions from the audience.

Ethan talks about the process of writing a script

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GOT THIS! goes into production later this month! Stay tuned.