Here is our second installment of “Before the Shoot!” Today we have some preproduction notes from our commercial for State Fair Corn Dogs, “Rainy Day.”
You can view the commercial here:
*photo by Junior Hernandez
When we came up with the idea for this commercial we knew that for the Mother/Daughter relationship to feel right. We had to cast actors who can create that bond. Luckily, after talking to our actress friend, Amber Sutphin for the role of “Mom,” she had a great recommendation, her own daughter, Grace.
This was Grace’s first time acting in, well, anything! And there were moments where it showed, but there were also moments of brilliance! One thing we took from this project was if you are ever working with kids, talk to the parents and get to know your talent. Through Amber, we learned so much about Grace’s likes and dislikes. Information that helped us talk to Grace and get the emotion we felt was needed for this production.
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Above was our initial storyboard for the “Rainy Day.” As you can tell, not everything made it to production.
Check out some of the behind the scenes photos here:
Watch our State Fair Corn Dogs commercial, “Rainy Day” here: