Lights, Camera, Action…on the Quad!

Dancers/extras perform for commercial shoot

The talent broke out some impressive dance moves right on the quad!

Summer may be in session, but that doesn’t mean there’s a lull in the exciting activities happening on campus!

Yesterday, our lush quad served as the perfect setting for the cast and crew from Spot Films to shoot the latest commercial for Jack’s Family Restaurants. As I watched the lively bunch of dancers and extras perform take after take, I found their energy rubbing off on me as I tapped my foot to the beat of their catchy jingle.

In the last year alone, Oglethorpe has been the host film set for 96 Minutes (an independent film starring Brittany Snow), an episode of the CW’s “Vampire Diaries,” and an intro for the Cartoon Network TV show “Tower Prep.” 

Apart from providing publicity and revenue for the university, these facility rentals have also proven to benefit the students. Several theatre majors have had the chance to be extras and see what working on TV and movie sets is really like. Also, communication majors interested in pursing careers in production were provided with golden opportunities to network and interact with crews, scouts, and directors.

All of this camera time has further enforced the sense of pride the Oglethorpe community has in the aesthetic value of our unique architecture and gorgeous campus. Keep it coming, Hollywood… boy, have we got an ideal set for you!

Cartoon Network on Location at Oglethorpe…and Looking for Extras

Did you know? The character Oglethorpe from Cartoon Network's Aqua Teen Hunger Force was named after Oglethorpe University. His fellow Plutonian, Emory, was named after our neighbor Atlanta university.

On September 1 2010, the Cartoon Network was on the Oglethorpe campus filming a music video intro for Tower Prep, a live action show that came to the Cartoon Network that October.

A band performed the show’s intro song on stage in the midst of small pyrotechnics and a crowd of “fans.” OU students, this could’ve been you!

For this exciting shoot, extras were needed to make up the “crowd.” All were welcome, but you had to be 18 or older.

Set-up began in the late afternoon and cameras rolled from 9 p.m. until approximately 1 a.m.