Monday, July 25, 2016

The O.C. Flashback Series: Chris Carmack's High School Photos and Drama Class Short Film!


At Everything The O.C. we love to dig up things from before The O.C. stars were famous. We like to call it The O.C. Flashback series! In this flashback we feature some rare Chris Carmack school photos and a humorous movie made by Chris Carmack and his friend from back in the day!


Before Chris Carmack landed his hot gig playing the very likable water polo playing Luke Ward in The O.C..he was just a normal guy going to school and what not. The photo on the left is Chris Carmack in 8th grade rocking the infamous bowl-cut and on the right Chris in 12th grade looking kinda like he did in The O.C.. Chris went to Zadok Magruder High School in Montgomery County, Maryland. 



In 2000 Chris did Abercrombie and Fitch modeling before getting bit by the acting bug.
Chris then went on to acting in various small roles before hitting it big with The O.C..


In the above video we have a very rare short comedy film made by Chris Carmack (Luke Ward) and some of his friends from Chris's late high school years or after. 

The video is pretty corny and funny at the same time! Some of Chris's expressions are sorta familiar but overall his acting methods improved a lot by the time he got on The O.C.. Enjoy and GO COLONELS!

Monday, July 18, 2016

The O.C. Fanfiction: The O.C. Pokemon Go?!



Ryan and Sandy are in the kitchen. Ryan stands close enough to the backdoor so his phone's GPS thinks he's outside to catch Pokemon. Ryan has been on his phone non-stop since Pokemon Go came out. Sandy is it a bit worried about Ryan's new obsession but realizes it is summer vacation. Sandy's thinking of a way he may be able to relate to Ryan's new addiction..

Sandy: Hey Ryan you may not believe this but I was quite the pong champ in my day. 

Ryan barely looks up as he catches a wild Caterpie using just one Pokeball
Ryan: Oh, um really..

Sandy: Yeah for a while there I went a few days without showering, I was hooked. 

Ryan gives a mildly amused expression to Sandy and looks back down at his game..
Ryan: So hey will you drive me to Chino later?

Sandy: Oh why of course but I may ask why you want to go to Chino? Is your mom in trouble?

Ryan: No, I just figure with the lack of smart phones in the Chino area due to the high poverty rate, I could potentially catch a whole lot more Pokemon than here in Newport.

Sandy: I don't quite get what you mean but anything to get out of the house..I'll grab my keys..Lets go get some Poke-man!

Ryan: It's PokeMON!


Feel free to make your own Ryan Pokemon Go mashups using the image below. Just put any background you want and post it!


Friday, July 15, 2016

The O.C. Holidays: Chrismukkah in July!


Merry Chrismukkah in July from EverythingTheOC.com

Merry Chrismukkah in July Folks! Go ahead, spin a dreidel, deck the halls, drink some eggnog, write down ideas for the ultimate Seth Cohen starter pack because Chrismukkah is half way here folks! Cheers!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The O.C. Fan Fiction: The Prime Day



Last night Sandy pulled an all-nighter with hopes to score a discounted bagel slicer on Amazon's annual Prime Day!

It's 10 am Sandy stands near the kitchen counter deliriously looking at his completed Amazon shopping cart purchase. Ryan and Seth are both sitting in the kitchen eating their breakfast and reading comics.
Sandy starts smirking with insane delight

Sandy: You know whats better than eating a bagel boys?

Seth and Ryan look highly unamused and unmotivated to respond or even look up. 
Seth hesitates

Seth: No....What is better than eating a bagel dad?

Seth looks back down as if he's not even interested in the answer to the question

Sandy: Getting a bagel slicer 20 percent off, us Cohen's know how to bargain!

Seth: No that's called being Jewish.

Ryan: Wow, that's ugh something Sandy.

Seth: Wait dad..what did you pay for this Bagel slicer?

Sandy: Well I had to get a Prime membership to get this baby but its worth it son, we get free 2 day shipping and Amazon Prime TV for a year!

Seth goes over to his dads tablet and quickly searches google for the exact same bagel slicer

Sandy annoyed that Seth is looking at his tablet

Sandy: C'mon watcha doing I had that page up for a reason, now its lost.

Seth: Dad, one word...WALMART. *drops the mic*

Monday, July 11, 2016

The O.C. Behind the Scenes: Everything the Cohen backyard ocean backdrop!



























After the pilot episode of The O.C., the shows creators basically re-constructed the Cohen house located in Malibu, CA at The Raleigh Studios (sound stage) in Los Angeles. With Seth's room, kitchen and backyard area being closely replicated from the original pilot house. But since the show was filmed on a sound stage there was limitations on what they could and couldn't do.

Thomas Fichter

Thomas Fichter, the production designer of The O.C. managed the construction and overall design/look of the set. We caught up with him last year and he shared some very cool exclusive secret details regarding the set with us.


Cohen backyard backdrop 


One of the main limitations of shooting The O.C. in the studio was creating a realistic outdoor feel. Weather, plants, lighting etc had to be created and appear realistically to the viewer. Even the backyard was built up higher than the rest of the set so the horizon could be seen from multiple angles and appear correct inside and outside of the Cohen house.

To add realism Thomas Fichter added a wonderful ocean backdrop to the Cohen backyard which is seen in many episodes. Although the way the backdrop was constructed is pretty old school, it did the trick.

Various colored acetate sheets


The Cohen backyard ocean backdrop was painted to resemble a luxurious ocean view which also featured small folded strands of glued acetate on the ocean area.



Outdoor lighting would shine onto the backdrop, Thomas would then hook up fans, blowing the acetate strands giving the backdrop a realistic shimmery water effect.


Later in the series Thomas said that they had to remove the acetate strands because they started filming digitally and they were easily seen for what they were on camera.

On the flip-side the backdrop could be reversed which allowing for a nice sunset type look. 






























A little more lighting and here we have the sunrise early morning look


So that was the way things were done in the early 00's. But if the show was recreated now, it would probably would have featured a full green screen background, allowing for a more flexible backdrop.


We created this video to show what the backyard would have possibly look like with a digital green screen background. Throw in a couple floats in the pool, sip a cool drink and enjoy the summer view!

The O.C. Behind the Scenes: Everything the Cohen backyard ocean backdrop!



























After the pilot episode of The O.C., the shows creators basically re-constructed the Cohen house located in Malibu, CA at The Raleigh Studios (sound stage) in Los Angeles. With Seth's room, kitchen and backyard area being closely replicated from the original pilot house. But since the show was filmed on a sound stage there was limitations on what they could and couldn't do.

Thomas Fichter

Thomas Fichter, the production designer of The O.C. managed the construction and overall design/look of the set. We caught up with him last year and he shared some very cool exclusive secret details regarding the set with us.


Cohen backyard backdrop 


One of the main limitations of shooting The O.C. in the studio was creating a realistic outdoor feel. Weather, plants, lighting etc had to be created and appear realistically to the viewer. Even the backyard was built up higher than the rest of the set so the horizon could be seen from multiple angles and appear correct inside and outside of the Cohen house.

To add realism Thomas Fichter added a wonderful ocean backdrop to the Cohen backyard which is seen in many episodes. Although the way the backdrop was constructed is pretty old school, it did the trick.

Various colored acetate sheets


The Cohen backyard ocean backdrop was painted to resemble a luxurious ocean view which also featured small folded strands of glued acetate on the ocean area.



Outdoor lighting would shine onto the backdrop, Thomas would then hook up fans, blowing the acetate strands giving the backdrop a realistic shimmery water effect.


Later in the series Thomas said that they had to remove the acetate strands because they started filming digitally and they were easily seen for what they were on camera.

On the flip-side the backdrop could be reversed which allowing for a nice sunset type look. 



A little more lighting and here we have the sunrise early morning look


So that was the way things were done in the early 00's. But if the show was recreated now, it would probably would have featured a full green screen background, allowing for a more flexible backdrop.


We created this video to show what the backyard would have possibly look like with a digital green screen background. Throw in a couple floats in the pool, sip a cool drink and enjoy the summer view!

Monday, July 4, 2016

The O.C. Holidays: Happy Cohen Fourth of July!



Everything The O.C. would like to wish you a very Cohen Fourth of July! Try to stay safe and don't blast off too many fire works or else you may wake up Jimmy Cooper's dog Dustin! Thanks for being a loyal viewer! Cheers!