02 Jul Atlanta Shoots behind the scenes for MTV

It’s always cool to go behind the scenes on TV shows and see how sets and everything are set up. Usually it’s just a big warehouse filled with giant wooden boxes made out of 2×4 and plywood. The funny thing is, when you walk inside them, they contain the set.  Houses, garages, offices – anything you want could be in those boxes. We set up a space for interviews outside the set where we would get the actors for a little in between their takes. Sometimes that’d give us 30 mins with the subject, or sometimes they’d literally have to go right after being mic’d up.  They had me running 2 Sony F3’s, one wide, one tight, for good looking interviews.

 

Day 2 was more of the same as far as interviews go. We set up in a different spot for the interviews and shot a walk and talk with one of the actors.  He gave us a tour of the set and showed us all the important places in the show. I got to hang with some cool people and shoot some pretty interviews for 2 days!

 

-Jeff M

The back of the sets!

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Shooting into one of the sets

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