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What They Do – Assistant Director

The assistant director is invaluable.  He organizes every day on the set and is in charge of getting each scene ready for the director to shoot.   On Table 47, Matt Mertens was the AD.  Several days before a shooting day, Matt emailed call sheets to everyone in the cast and crew. The call sheet […]

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Score One For Us

The finishing touch on any movie is the music.  Without it a scene can seem lifeless.  With the right music a scene becomes memorable. Austin Lawrence composed the music for Table 47 after we watched the film together.  “It was very important to us to let the actors do their acting, and have the music […]

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From Scratch

The restaurant we used for most of the filming was obviously not named Gryszek’s.  We needed a logo that could be printed on the shirts worn by characters in the movie.  We also needed that logo to identify the restaurant in exterior shots. Enter Laura Brody who put her graphic design talent to work. “After […]

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The Unkindest Cut

No actor wants to end up on the cutting room floor.  That term was used when actual film was edited and unwanted scenes literally ended up on the floor or in the garbage can. Many films today, including Table 47, are shot on video and edited with computer software so the floor stays clean. On […]

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What They Do – Armorer

In Table 47, there are several scenes where one of the actors holds a gun.  It looks real, but it is a prop weapon.  When the trigger is pulled, a burst of compressed air gives the actor something to react to.  The sound of a real gunshot is added in post production. Nathan Burgun who […]

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Come and Get It

Ask anyone on a set who the most important people are and the answer you’ll always get is, “The craft service people.” Why?  Craft services is responsible for the food!  A movie set is a busy place with long hours each day.  On Table 47, that meant crew, makeup artists and actors were arriving before […]

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Music to Our Ears

When looking for a song to cover the closing credits, I wanted a piece that summed up what we had just seen and carried one character’s distinct point of view and message.  Pretty specific and not easy to find. Friends of mine who have a band had a terrific song.  It featured a male singer […]

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Extra Credit

If they do their job right, they never stand out.  Yet without them, a scene would look empty.  They are the extras.  People who don’t have lines, but fill the background and make a scene seem real.   Much of the action in Table 47 takes place at Gryzsek’s.  In many of the scenes the […]

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Vrooom!

The Ferrari that Christopher drives was loaned to us by John Babos.  He is a Ferrari aficionado and collector and a friend.  I met him by chance several years ago and when we needed an exotic car for Table 47, I knew immediately whom to contact.  The car is a 1972 Dino.  Perfect condition and […]

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What They Do – Data Wrangler

Charlie Fink was our data wrangler on Table 47.  The title sounds like a digital cowboy and in a sense that’s correct.  Each day at the end of shooting, Charlie’s job was to corral the digital cards the picture and sound were recorded on and transfer that data to hard drives for storage.  Later, the […]

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