One of the coolest things about this set visit is that I got to spend a lot of time backstage.
If you think of a giant empty warehouse, and plunk down the actual Office set in one quadrant, you can think of “backstage” as the area occupying the other three quadrants.
In that backstage area, around 30-50 people are running around and doing their jobs in production, lighting, electricity, sound, props, art, set dressing, construction, makeup, hair, costumes, and craft services. Each department has its own area, and some even have constructed their own makeshift offices (as shown in some of the photos below).
Most of these areas operate in dim lighting and hushed sound. When actual shooting starts, a red light flashes and a horn sounds, signaling quiet!
Script supervisor’s office
Camera office, decorated with tombstone labels from the Schrute family cemetery.