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Behind the Scenes with @Castlegrip (Posted Oct 8-12)

During the week of October 8, @Castlegrip, Christopher Brow gave Castle fans a new behind the scenes look at the show and life as a dolly grip while filming “After Hours.”

Describing what he does on set, he wrote, “I work around the camera but I’m not part of the camera crew. I’m a grip but support the camera. I’m a Dolly Grip.”

One day on the set, Christopher posted a picture of the set up for a car scene.  He tweeted that these type of scenes do not require dollys because of the lack of moving in the scene.

After posting a picture of the crew wetting down the pavement, Christopher was asked why they seem to always do so.  He explained that the shine from the wet pavement reflects the light and also ads contrast to the scene.  When it rains on set the crew is under cover.  He also said graffiti in scenes is put there by the set painters.  The tubes on the stages, seen in some pictures, are air conditioning tubes.

He said they film directly on the stage floor or lay “dance floor” during scenes.  If the ground is not level, they lay track.

He also included information about the dolly he uses.  It is a J.L. Fisher model ten dolly.  It is provided by production but he has always used it.

Finally, Christopher told fans:

For more behind the scenes pictures and tweets follow Castlegrip on Twitter.

"This is one of the camera set ups we used to shoot the box scene from last nights episode." (Secret’s Safe With Me)

“This is one of the camera set ups we used to shoot the box scene from last nights episode.” (Secret’s Safe With Me)

"Check out @benstar01 under the bridge"

“Check out @benstar01 under the bridge”

"I push a J.L. Fisher model Ten dolly. It's number 467 and shes been with me for years. We are a team."

“I push a J.L. Fisher model Ten dolly. It’s number 467 and shes been with me for years. We are a team.”

"Down in the LA river"

“Down in the LA river”

"First rain of the season"

“First rain of the season”

"Found on the Raleigh lot."

“Found on the Raleigh lot.”

"It's raining inside. National weather service just issued a flash flood warning."

“It’s raining inside. National weather service just issued a flash flood warning.”

"LAPD keeping us safe"

“LAPD keeping us safe”

"Lights are moving in for our night work"

“Lights are moving in for our night work”

"Mood lighting in crafts service"

“Mood lighting in crafts service”

"On stage today. Shooting in a car is something of a break for me."

“On stage today. Shooting in a car is something of a break for me.”

"Rigged and ready for a camera"

“Rigged and ready for a camera”

"Set lighting has hijacked Ten467"

“Set lighting has hijacked Ten467″

"Set graffiti."

“Set graffiti.”

"Set panorama"

“Set panorama”

"Sunset."

“Sunset.”

"The crew walking through the nights work"

“The crew walking through the nights work”

"This is Great coffee."

“This is Great coffee.”

"This is not how we make Castle."

“This is not how we make Castle.”

"Took off half the wheels for a special shot. This was a first."

“Took off half the wheels for a special shot. This was a first.”

"Currently on planks"

“Currently on planks”

"Wet down time"

“Wet down time”

"It's been a while since I've seen this much signage. Work must be picking up."

“It’s been a while since I’ve seen this much signage. Work must be picking up.”

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Comments

  1. “I couldn’t come up with anything better so I just did this.”
    … “This is not how we make Castle.”
    LOL I love that.