What it takes to shoot The Office

If you’re interested in the more technical aspects of the way The Office is filmed, you have to check out the article at Videography.com.

Director of photography Randall Einhorn and producer Kent Zbornak speak about everything from the widescreen aspect ratio, to the hard-fought absence of a laugh track, to the handheld camera documentary style, to the frenetic production and editing pace.

Most interesting is the “camera as character” part of the article, including a mention of one of my favorite scenes, the camera as Pam’s cohort in uncovering Dwight and Angela’s secret relationship (“Email Surveillance”).

Lastly, one more interaction between our favorite show and our favorite computer — The Office is edited on Macs.

Read the full article here. You film school students will eat this up. :)

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