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Ever Seen A Film Set?

Postby Ricardo on Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:33 pm

Have you ever seen a film set?

I've worked on them in Toronto, and I've driven or walked past lots of them here over the years.

Otherwise the only time I've seen one anywhere else was in Las Vegas - I saw signs for the set of the movie Casino.
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Re: Ever Seen A Film Set?

Postby lilbit on Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:29 pm

The closest I`ve come in at Universal studios in Orlando. you really coulnd`t see much unless you got to go inside. I don`t know if they sold tickets for that or not. I would love to watch a movie being made. That would be awesome.
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Re: Ever Seen A Film Set?

Postby Jessje on Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:03 pm

I saw Ocean's 12 being filmed in Amsterdam, and I've been to some Dutch moviesets, but nothing major there.
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Re: Ever Seen A Film Set?

Postby flowerhorn on Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:20 am

I saw it once. Sort of! What I did see is they are putting everything back in the van. The light units, the camera, the make up box etc. Guess I missed the show.
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Re: Ever Seen A Film Set?

Postby Robin on Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:44 pm

never been to a live film set unfortunately, although i did get close to hugh laurie filming a tv series in my dad's street one time

ricardo - what was the experience like? i've oten thought of sets as being an intense experience. actors often seem uncomfortable with the cameras when documentaries are being filmed about backstage activities. actors playing intense roles look very serious on set, a lot of them will stay in character the whole time during fiming. i get the impression that they only talk to certain people
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Re: Ever Seen A Film Set?

Postby rumen on Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:51 pm

Nope, but I would like to have a brief look at one at least. The backstage is still a mystery for me :)
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Re: Ever Seen A Film Set?

Postby twocents on Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:54 pm

Yup, the best time to see them in Chicago is very early morning or very late at night. You can usually tell where they will be the next night because the street has been litterd with no parking signs and it is clean as a whistle.
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Re: Ever Seen A Film Set?

Postby cassie on Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:42 pm

I live in Sacramento, California and have seen a few of them downtown, outside. The problem is that they always have it roped off, so you don't get to see anything up close, but only from a distance.
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Re: Ever Seen A Film Set?

Postby melody on Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:54 pm

I work just outside of Toronto for Open Concept Films, I get to see loads of sets. I do lighting and audio and sometimes act. Ive done some really cool music video sets too and those are always fun to hear the same song over and over and over and stop and start and stop and start. Film sets are very cool to be on.
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Re: Ever Seen A Film Set?

Postby Ricardo on Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:21 pm

Robin wrote:ricardo - what was the experience like? i've oten thought of sets as being an intense experience. actors often seem uncomfortable with the cameras when documentaries are being filmed about backstage activities. actors playing intense roles look very serious on set, a lot of them will stay in character the whole time during fiming. i get the impression that they only talk to certain people


Some actors stay in character and are very quiet and some are always "on" in the more general sense and will speak to anyone.

The overall mood on set can be affected by the nature of a scene. If it calls for someone to cry or nudity to any degree, it becomes a very sensitive time.

One of the coolest things I saw on a film set was the shooting of the finale of Hairspray "You Can't Stop The Beat". It was amazing how much energy was there between the cast and the great dancers.
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