I sat down with our Production Designer, Tony Medina, earlier this season when Sheriff Eli trashed the clubhouse for last night’s episode, Ep.402 “Booster”. He talks about how he did it and how he’s rebuilding it.
Take a look:
Stay tuned for the progress of the rebuild later this season!
We hope you’ve enjoyed the Android/iOS SOA app, for those who have it. Although we’re still hard at work addressing some functionality issues (our number one priority right now!) we hope you’ve found the content informative and above all, fun. It was our goal to help bridge together Seasons 3 and 4 by giving you content that would help fill in some gaps, although you don’t need to have the app to know what happened during the 14 months, it helps enrich the viewing experience.
We began working on the Season 4 update around May. The developers, Defy Agency led by Toby Chi, sat down with Kurt, Post Producer Craig Yahata, and app content writer Gladys Rodriguez and proposed the look and feel for this season. We knew we would incorporate the additional content scenes, and also have graphic novel-style storyboard appisodes to tell the narrative.
Over the next few months, we worked closely with Fox Digital Entertainment, FX, and Defy to develop the app to be ready for our target launch dates. We’re very proud of the final product.
We interviewed a few of the brains behind the app, take a look:
There were several departments and people who helped contribute to the making of the SOA app, and we couldn’t possibly interview them all, so I’d like to give them credit here. A big thanks to:
app concept & framework: Aaron Strongoni & Frank Toby Chi
project manager: Nicole Fox
lead programmer & data structure design: Henry Chan
programmer: Jen Masten
art director, storyboard, illustrator: Frank Toby Chi
storyboard, illustrator: Scott O’Malley
illustrator, background art: Arlene Chao, Stuart Kim
designer: Mike Oley
And a very special thanks to FX, Fox 21, and Fox Digital Entertainment.
What’d you all think of the first episode? Twitter just about blew up with @SOAFX! We’re glad you were able to enjoy the fruits of our labor, and this is just the beginning. We have so much more to come — explosions, love, hate, betrayal, and all around badassery. We hope you’ve been loving all the clips on SOA’s official Facebook page. We have more to come on this production blog, as well at Sutterink’s Youtube page. Can you tell we love our fans?! And if you haven’t checked out the SOA mobile app, what are you waiting for! We’ll have new appisodes and updates every Monday and Wednesday until the end of the season.
Here are a few of my favorite premier party pics from fans on Twitter, as well as some exclusive behind the scenes photos from the Live Chat:
Thanks for watching and here’s to another great ride!
We sat down with the multi-talented Ryan Hurst (“Opie”) who switched hats to direct two of the Additional Content Scenes this season. He talks about how that came about, what inspires him, and what it was like to direct his fellow cast mates. Take a look:
Relive Season 3 of Sons of Anarchy by getting the Season 3 DVD – out TODAY! Fill your SOA void and prepare yourself for Season 4 by buying your very own copy which includes DVD commentaries, Deleted Scenes, a Writers Roundtable, the Season Finale Table Read, 4 Additional Content Scenes, and the always hilarious Gag Reel. This makes an excellent gift, so stock up.
So (Extended Episode)
Commentary on ‘So’ featuring Kurt Sutter, Dave Erickson, Chris Collins, Regina Corrado, Liz Sagal and Marco Ramirez
“So” Extended Scenes
Turning and Turning
Bainne (Extended Episode)
Commentary on ‘Firinne’ featuring Kurt Sutter, Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal and Maggie Siff
“Bainne” Extended Scenes
June Wedding (Extended Episode)
“June Wedding” Extended Scenes
Season 3 to Season 4 Story-Bridge Scenes
Directing the Finale with Kurt Sutter
“NS” Table Read with Cast
Fox Movie Channel Presents World Premier – Sons of Anarchy Season 3
Commentary on ‘NS’ featuring Kurt Sutter, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Mark Boone Junior, Kim Coates, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi and Dayton Callie
…and we’re BACK! What’s going on everyone!? For those of you who are new to this blog, I work on the show in the Writers’ Office and am also lucky enough to work for FX blogging about everything SOA. We’re back for SEASON 4 and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store. First off, a big THANKS for all the fans who’ve stuck with us and welcome to the new fans! We’re so grateful to you guys, you’re all rockstars. A recent report said SOA fans are the most involved viewers when it comes to social media.
So what does this all mean? Basically, you’re invested enough to spend your own time talking about the show with other fans via Twitter, Facebook, and other online communities. As a reward to your faithfulness, we want to provide you with MORE content to satiate your SOA hunger.
First up is Kurt Sutter’s own Sutterink/SOA Youtube channel where we’ll be posting weekly or bi-weekly videos of on-set shenanigans, behind-the-scenes footage with cast and crew, and Kurt will also be answering fan questions on a segment we like to call WTFSutter. You can submit your question by emailing him at: firstname.lastname@example.org and see if he answers your question by subscribing to his channel: http://www.youtube.com/sutterinksoa Follow him on Twitter: @sutterink and Facebook: Kurt Sutter — Sons of Anarchy, to find out when there are new updates.
Then, stay tuned for more information soon on our SOA Production blog for exclusive interviews with cast and crew, fun pics from the set (eye candy for gals and guys), official Season 4 updates, and much more. We’re also working on an update to the app (iPhone and Android, sorry Blackberry), and very cool special features for the Season 3 DVD that’ll be out later on this summer.
So stick with us you guys, we’re working hard to get you what you want! We hope you’ll love it.
Status of scripts: 401 and 402 are done, 403 is going to Studio/Network, 404 and 405 are being written, and the writers are breaking 406 in the room. Production on 401 starts at the end of the month.
Check out our awesome construction team and painters building sets (what could they be building? Hmmmm…)
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Beat the SAMCRO blues by tuning in to the Sutterink/SOA YouTube channel from Creator/Executive Producer of FX’s smash hit “Sons of Anarchy”, Kurt Sutter. The channel takes you behind-the-scenes of SOA with exclusive footage of cast and crew and a weekly segment called WTFSutter where Kurt answers questions from fans. Something any SOA fan won’t wanna miss.