Top Picks – Fall TV Shows

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With summer’s end comes new fall TV shows! So find your favorite hoodie and get ready to cozy up on the couch! There are dozens of new shows premiering this fall, which will keep your weeknights pretty darn busy, but do you know which ones are worth watching?

With some research and plenty of trailer views, I’ve settled on the top 3 shows you need to tune into this fall!

 

Gotham (Fox)

Premiere: Sept. 22nd, Mondays at 8 p.m.

Gotham is a story that has never been told, which makes it that much more exciting and worth watching. Although you know where most of the characters end up, you don’t know how they got there. We’ll be able to witness the beginnings of James Gordon, Catwoman, Bruce Wayne, Ivy, and many more villains and vigilantes from the DC comics.

How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)

Premiere: Sept. 25th, Thursdays at 10 p.m.

A mysterious criminal defense professor gets entangled with 4 law students from her class, but little do they know they need to apply what they learned from class to real life. From just the previews, How to Get Away with Murder looks like an intense, suspense-driven thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat! Plus Viola Davis plays a very intimidating professor and I’m eager to find out how everyone gets tangled together.

Transparent (Amazon)

Premiere: Sept. 26th, Full Season Only on Amazon

First off, I had no idea Amazon has their own original series! Looks like I might have to look into getting Amazon Prime. Transparent is about a trans parent who hasn’t told his adult children that he’s living as a woman, but his children aren’t being honest about who they are either. Creator, Jill Solloway, delves into how hard life can be when the way you see yourself doesn’t match the way others see you. Not only is this a relatable show, but groundbreaking television.

These are only a few shows that Entertainment Weekly and I seem to agree on. What shows are you looking forward to this fall?

Fall Movie Preview

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Fall isn’t just about falling leaves, Halloween candy, and pumpkin spice lattes; it’s also a time when some of the most anticipated movies debut on the big screen!

There are a ton of movies coming out this Fall, but here are just a few of Fall’s movie lineup and some of the films I’m looking forward to seeing!

The Maze Runner – Sept. 19th

Based on the young-adult novel, by James Dashner, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) wakes up in a strange enclosed, camp filled with teenage boys. The only way to escape is teamwork.

St. Vincent – Oct. 24th

Bill Murray stars as a rugged war veteran and an unlikely mentor for a child of divorce. St. Vincent is guaranteed to bring equal amounts of tears and laughter.

Intersteller – Nov. 7th

The long-awaited sci-fi adventure directed by Christopher Nolan stars Matthew McConaughey. The film follows a group on a mission of necessity who leap toward interstellar space travel.

Want to check out more of this Fall’s lineup? Check out the latest trailers at IGN.

Planet Hopping Live-Action Trailer

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You don’t have to be into video games to like this next ad. This live-action trailer for Activision’s Destiny is a new post-apocalyptic shooter game with, what I think is, a fun Guardians of the Galaxy-esque feel. This is an action packed ad with a little sly comedy and did I mention it also features Led Zeppelin’s music?

The game is set 700 years in the future featuring humans struggling to stay alive in a solar system they’ve colonized. It was directed by Joseph Kosinski who also directed Oblivion and Tron: Legacy, and shot by Oscar winning Claudio Miranda from Life of Pi. Effects were created by Legacy Effects. I pretty awesome team if you ask me!

Aside from the epic trailer, Activision has also partnered with Google Street View and created “Planet View” so players can explore the different worlds in out solar system.

If you’re intrigued as I am, Destiny is set to release tomorrow, Sept. 9th, so you can pick it up from your local store! Also check out Planet View and explore the worlds before you play!

Got Milk?

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We have a cute commercial from ‘Got Milk?’ that will definitely cure your case of the Mondays!

Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, who created the infamous tagline in 1993, and Claifornia Milk Processor Board say milk has been losing its relevance. They want to restore milk as the right choice for families so they’ve launched a new campaign that highlights how a person’s future is determined by nutritional choices.

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The ad, “Champion,” is directed by Harold Einstein and is a really cute piece that takes place in a grocery store. This campaign embraces a parent’s desire for their children to have a successful and healthy future.

Mobility, Mobility, Mobility!

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When working on a set, nothing is more important than mobility. We’ve definitely learned the hard way when working on a commercial with multiple locations within the same vicinity. Mobility makes everything easier, for everyone. From our own experience, we’ve come up with a few ideas to always have in mind on a big shoot.

 

1. Wheels on Everything!

 

No joke. This includes lights and any jibs, jabs, dollies, and coolers. It’s no fun carrying a camera jib across two intersections; let me tell ya… Always make sure to ask if the equipment has wheels, this is one minor detail we regretfully forgot to ask since we’ve always had wheels before.

 

2. Golf Carts

 

Golf carts come in handy when you’re moving locations, even if it’s right down the street. Camera crew can leave early and go set up while other’s break down production at the previous location. We ended up getting golf carts for a future production and it made a world of a difference! Plus we looked cool!

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3. Passenger Van

 

Nothing is worse than driving from location to location and trying to figure out a place for everyone to park. A passenger van can hold up to 16 people so they are definitely worth renting. Everyone is together and we don’t have to worry about a million cars, but if you decide to throw some equipment in there, make sure you have room for everyone.

 

All in all, everything did work out for the best and the shots turned out amazing, but behind the scenes, things could have been a bit easier. Every video shoot is a learning experience and these are three things I will always think of when planning our next shoot!

 

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