It’s not very intrusive, so you can see those details, and then we craft those scenes very carefully in edit.You can really rewrite a scene or bring out if there’s, like, a spark between two characters when we shoot an hour-long dinner with them, and we want to condense it to a 45-second or two-minute scene.
In the interest of truth and time indeed telling all, let the following interviews —which have been condensed from separate conversations with the minds behind — finally offer some definitive answers about how producers carefully sculpted the show into a finely tuned simulacra of the various cast members’ real lives during that time period.
“We had originally chosen a different song,” Di Vello said.
“In the pilot, we had the Kelly Clarkson song where she’s going through a million doors. note: “Breakaway.”] But we couldn’t get it cleared, so we were scrambling around looking for a replacement.
[If] stuff happens off camera, or stuff happens on the weekends, or when we weren’t shooting, we would go back and get it on camera. ”Part of the mastery of — something that was even mocked by James Franco and Mila Kunis in a Funny or Die sketch — was that the producers managed to get so much out of people who sometimes said so little.
So, if Audrina heard that Justin Bobby was off doing something that she ain’t happy with, we’d have her sit down and tell Lauren about it, just so that we have it on camera. Were they actually going out to meals and simply staring at one another? How did the producers craft these long stares into meaningful, impactful drama that sustained the show’s forward momentum?