The challenge here was to make the set with the back wall rigged to fall backwards revealing the Comcast team behind it providing all the sports coverage via cable/satellite that a sports fanatic could want. The wall was 30’ wide x 8’ tall, it was built on a steel frame to make it more rigid and therefore more likely to hold together for repeated takes for different lines of dialogue. I was a bit nervous as I had never done something like this. Production initially thought we should have two identical walls but after the first test, (see Quicktime movies below) I decided that it was going to be okay with one. Actually, changing out the first wall for the second one would have easily taken an hour which we couldn’t afford.  It held together for more than 50 takes and only had some slight cracking in the seams at the very last few takes. (Breathe in, breathe out.... whew!)

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