B-roll. Interviewer talking.
Sound Bite: Jon Heder & Shia LaBeouf - banter
Shia LaBeouf - You didn’t go to Show West did you?
Jon Heder - No I didn’t, I tried to stay away from everything that, we kind of tried to split everything up.
Shia: We don’t want to be next to each other. Before we get off having this interview, I must say, you have to ask me a question we have never heard before. (talks) This has to be it right here, here we go.
Sound Bite: Jon Heder & Shia LaBeouf – About things in common and staying away from each other
Shia- No, guess what, I heard that question
Shia- from NBC’s Alabama affiliate. The same exact question.
What were you doing in Alabama? Well they came here, didn’t they come here? No they didn’t come here. (takss)
Jon- No, not at all because we never talked to Alabama
Shia- We did talk to Alabama
Jon- It’s completely a figment of his imagination.
Shia- Sure, we talked about SNL because we both hosted SNL and we have very similar experiences, you know, and we talked about that. But other than that John and I don’t like to talk to each other. That’s the problem.
Jon- We kind of clam up and uh, I go to my corner and continue playing my wall ball and he goes to his corner and punches kittens in the face. (laughs)
Shia- That’s right.
Sound Bite: Jon Heder & Shia LaBeouf - Fans of each others work
Shia LaBeouf - I am, I am a fan of Jon’s work. (talks) All of them.
Jon- I think I will be a fan of his work this summer, Transformers, (talks) Yea
Sound Bite: Jon Heder
Jon- Well, there is really only one chicken. I mean really it’s mostly penguins but they stayed in the idea of, let’s have surfing birds and just thought, you know an outsider from… even though it’s kind of cool because they are both outsiders. You hae Cody who is from Antarctica and they don’t get a lot of surfers from there. And you have, chicken Joe’s from Cheboygan, Michigan, and you don’t get a lot of surfers from there and uh
Shia- that’s where they connected.
Sound Bite: Shia LaBeouf – Why this animation movie is different
It’s different for a lot of reasons, I mean our cast is incredible. We have a really strong cast but besides that the tone of the animation. This is a mocumentary, kind of the Spinal Tap of animation. And in animation you have a lot of different genres. You have a comedy and a musical, drama and there is whole different ways to do these things and it’s never been done like this so we’re like pioneers with this forms of film making. It’s just never been done so there’s a lot of experimentation that we did you know and lots of happy accidents.
Sound Bite: Shia LaBeouf – On working together instead of a booth
Jon- Yea, in this one it was more like they had us in a big room, like a little circle of music stands with our dialogue and we would stand there and we could move around and talk and sometimes we would actually have physical contact. I won’t expound, But there was physical contact involved. I mean anything an actor can use to get physically into the role because it’s really just ultimately the voices that you hear but you have to like, try to, your adlibbing especially so you kind of come up with stuff right here on the spot
Jon- Helps to just express yourself completely through voice and body movements
Description: HRN-1219 Surf’s Up Jon Heder & Shia LaBeouf
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