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On Set with Alan Greenstein: Hitting the Streets of Baltimore for “Shock Nation”




by Ms. Black Hollywood

It’s time for another trip to the studio and a look behind the scenes in our series On Set with Alan Greenstein.  Alan is a longtime friend  and supporter of The Reel Network and we are pleased to announce that he’s making time in his busy schedule to join our writing team as a contributor.

Support Our #creatives is Alan’s passion “brand”, under which he offers services in various aspects of production, including funding/investing, IMDb page management, social media management, pre-production work, and on-set work. The blog of the same name documents his experiences and those of his colleagues in the entertainment industry; provides information on various aspects of film, TV, and new media production; and he conducts interviews with creatives.

Alan is involved with various aspects of Hollywood film making including proofing scripts, editing, funding and providing artistic input.

Alan is taking us back to the set of his latest film “The Laser Effect” directed and written by Tashaun Stanfill-Perry of Sir Brael Entertainment and starring Honour Drew, Alyse Hamilton and Stanfill-Perry.

In his blog Support Our #Creatives,  Alan walks us through a typical day as an associate producer on a film.

Get ready for a shocking adventure as Alan takes us behind the scenes of his latest project, “Shock Nation”.


The production/filming phase of “Shock Nation” season 2 continued today. See here for my post of the previous shoot.

Kimia’ Workman is the driving force (writer/director) behind this web series. The production company is TruTalent Creative Works.

A series about a group of friends growing up in the inner city streets of Baltimore and trying to find their way. Their love for dance helps to save their life. – From AfroLandTV.

Watch all eight episodes of Season 1 on AfroLandTV.

The Alleys and Other Stuff

“Shock Nation” is shot in and around Baltimore, MD. All shooting is “done on location” on streets, in parks, inside residences and businesses, and in alleys. Baltimore has alleys located between streets, behind residences and/or businesses. Lots of interesting terrain, fences, driveways, doorways, utilities, narrow passageways, steps, parking areas, patches of grass, and isolated free-standing structures that could be garages or storage sheds. This is an ideal place to shoot because of this variety. It is less confining than shooting on streets and provides more varied infrastructure. The reader will see some of that in the photos below. The alleys look like a movie studio backlot, but bounded by real structures.

On small productions such as this, roles are often shared. An actor can become a member of the crew. For example, the sound boom operator role was shared by five people: Davon Jones, Kimia’ Workman, Kyle Kennedy, Jon Gibbs, and Alan Greenstein (well, I’m not an actor). Some of this can be seen in the photos below.

My primary roles today were script supervisor and behind-the-scenes (BTS) photographer, with that brief stint as sound boom operator.

I took a BTS video that will probably be part of a “The Making Of” presentation. The video shows a scene being shot and then head honcho Kimia’ Workman talks about “Shock Nation” and introduces some of the cast and crew.

We can see how multiple angles and closeups, etc. are done for a scene – as seen in some of the photos with director of photography Al Morgan.

Behind the Scenes Photography – Shock Nation

All photos are from the author’s collection unless otherwise indicated.

Kimia’ Workman
Akiba Robinson
Kimia’ Workman, Sincere Allen
Akiba Robinson, Al Morgan
Davon Jones, Al Morgan
Kimia’ Workman, Sincere Allen, Davon Jones, Al Morgan

For more behind the scene glimpses follow along with Alan as records his experiences on his blog on his website Support Our #creatives.

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