Category Archives: production

The Way We Were

When I was a page, I worked on Frasier. When I was a PA, I worked on Out of Practice. We had many of the same writers, same offices, same stage. We even had the same warm-up, to keep the … Continue reading

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Depth of Field

I was watching this week’s Helix, and was struck by how the director decided to use depth of field. Depth of Field is a photography term that refers to how much of the image is in focus. If your aperture … Continue reading

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When A Day Isn’t Enough…

In keeping with the “what do all those words in the credits mean, anyway?” theme, I was watching a show the other day and noticed a 2nd Unit Director was credited, and started having flashbacks. Then I wondered how many … Continue reading

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Home Is Where the Set Dec Is

Last night I cleaned the sink portion of my bathroom. My apartment is set up in a strange way, where the sink is separated from everything else. It’s its own space, about four square feet, and it took me two … Continue reading

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CE (Common Era)

See, that’s a pun because I’m going to talk about ADs. Get it? I was watching this week’s Raising Hope, and over one of the producer cards in the end credits I heard a voice (I assume a showrunner) say, … Continue reading

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For Your Consideration

Most of the world has winter, spring, summer and fall. We have Pilot Season, Vacation, Fire Season and Awards Season. I almost titled this post, “What Is This Winter You Speak Of?” but considering the cold snap covering most of … Continue reading

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Cooking and a Writer

I didn’t read all of this, because cooking isn’t an activity I enjoy. But it did remind me of a story: When I was a production assistant on Jericho, we shot in the middle of an industrial area in Van … Continue reading

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