More Observations From Set

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Photo Credit: Helen Sloan

Photo Credit: Helen Sloan

Day 64: As the poet says, stone walls do not a prison make. Nowhere is this truer than television. We may write a scene with a character held in a tiny cell, but actual production has its own demands. Whenever you see a character onscreen, know that – just out of sight, behind the camera, off the edge of frame – lurk dozens of crew. And monitors. And cameras. And myriad other equipment without which there could be no show.

Thus, at one point today, we take two entire walls off our prison cell to better shoot our prisoner. As for the prisoner's identity – well, you'll just have wait...

Day 65: Even the shortest of takes can seem like forever, if you have to hold your breath and be completely still – like a corpse.