Monday, March 05, 2007

CRIMINAL MINDS: THINGS YOU LEARN REALLY QUICKLY ON SET


Criminal Minds: Day One: One of the things you learn really quickly while on set is that the schedule can and will change all the time. By the time Matthew sat down to have lunch he was done shooting for the day, AJ was still in wardrobe and was not shooting that day, Kirsten had the day off but was coming to the set later to meet me, Shemar was almost done shooting for the day (or so he thought), Mandy, Paget and Thomas still had a lot of scenes to shoot and the shooting was way behind. Meal breaks on a set are union regulated and any decision to extend shooting past that time means big penalties. We were already in the penalty phase. I had hoped to have all of the cast in Craft Services at the same time but you learn very fast that flexibility is essential. I took hundreds of pictures while on the set of Criminal Minds. Many of them were of events which occured prior to eating lunch with Matthew and I will show them when I am done with my trip diary. Some of them I won't post until we get closer to seeing "Ashes and Dust" and some I will need to postpone until "Honor Among Thieves" is staring us in the face. So lets get back to Matthew and his gifts as soon as possible because after that AJ enters the room and rocks our world!

36 comments:

Lin said...

Love the chair! Too funny.

slashgirl said...

It's interesting to learn this behind the scenes stuff.

Looking forward to more, as always!! *G*

bella said...

Is that his real chair?

erika said...

This is such a great adventure. Thanks for taking us along with you.

Lin said...

This got me to thinking -- is there some (or several) unsung hero there whose function it is to keep track of/round up people as they're needed for shooting?

Tammy said...

Heh. He does love his name.
Thanks, Jill, for all the sharing, and certainly for all your updates on your big adventure. How am I going to get any work done while I wait for more?

Lee said...

He is so ingenious..writing GRAY on the chair!!! LOL! Fun.

Lee :)

Macmillk said...

Wow, you're really good at leaving us hanging aren't you? Underneath university classes (and *cough* during some of them.......) this blog and the CM board have been having a lot of my attentions, just checking in constantly for new updates and pictures.

And alas, to find out that we get this for weeks yet till the shows air just makes it that much more exciting.

This blog is giving me the feeling that almost every CM ep does at the end....grossly wanting MORE!

bogusboobs said...

Looks tempting ... did you sit?

nebula said...

liked the chair. Well, if you have 3 names, why not make sure they are ALL on your chair.

(but what I want to know is what happens if people sit in the wrong chair?

Is there some kind of ejector button so the rightful chair owner can send the cheeky chair pincher flying out of their seat?

Alas, I bet no-one will ever tell me)

really enjoying all this tidbits.

Elizabeth

Angela said...

Did you sit in his chair? I would have! (with permission of course!)

DNY LOVES CRIMINAL MINDS said...

Actually they are not territorial about their chairs at all. Funny story: Day two I was sitting in a chair behind the Director and Continuity Asst. when the writer walked in and I asked him if I was sitting in his chair. He said yes but not to get up he would sit next to me in someone else's chair. The only chair I tried out was actually Shemar's. No particular reason other than it was there and I wanted to. :)

felicia said...

Dying to hear all about AJ. We never read anything about her on the web.

Jean said...

It really does sound as though they get along in rl as well as it comes across on screen, which is good to know. I supose even pictures might give the game away regarding future episodes.

Elizabeth Bear said...

Of course now I am curious about the hand-embroidery. Satin stitch? *g*

theresa said...

I can't get over how nice these people sound. It makes me love the show even more.

Ulle said...

cute chair, it's cool that they actually have those chairs.

DNY LOVES CRIMINAL MINDS said...

I took so many different pictures of their chairs all over the set that we could look at chairs for months. :)

mona said...

We know so little about A.J. Cook. I hope you have some good information for us about her. I like her character but don't know much about her.

Daphne said...

I want to see our Garcia! But this is all really great.

sindee said...

The chair is so cool. *gg*
Looking forward to the AJ meeting...

CU sindee

B.J. said...

I would think having them one at a time would be better. More time to stare and ask questions....and drool.

malik said...

Your trip just keeps getting better and better. I am so lovin CBS right now and I do not even live in the United States.

violet said...

How sweet of Paget to embroider that for him. *hee* She sounds like a really great chick.

Love seeing all this stuff, great picturing taking, Jill!

Alex said...

Great pictures Jill. I'm loving how you took pics of things like the chairs, and the doors and all sorts of different fun things. Gives us a good feel of what it was like to be there!

Alex said...

Thats so awesome, not to mention nice, that Paget embroider his middle name on it for him! She's crafty as well as talented!

Jan said...

All your tidbits abuot the making of the show are so interesting! I had no idea there was so much involved!!

Ben said...

Oh wow! His chair!

Ben

cold in ny said...

I am chomping at the bit to see the next gifts.

CMF said...

Great picture, awesome chair! :)

veronika said...

Okay. I started reading from the top and I now am taking every word I ever typed bad of Prentiss back. What a nice thing for Paget to do for our guy. How really touching.

cc said...

I love AJ!

Anonymous said...

Did you just want to take a chair home with you?

joyce said...

It's a wild, wild ride watching a filming!!! I saw many when living in L.A. back in 1950-60's. Talk about "hard work"...TV & MOVIES QUALIFY!!!!

crochet95 said...

We don't realize all that goes on behind the cameras too....wardrobe, hair, script changes....

It's so interesting to learn about this stuff.

So far, the photos are AMAZING!!! Thanks for sharing with us, about your adventure!

jacqui said...

I'm guessing he wrote this on his own chair. that's so cute. he's beginning to remind me of this friend I had in high school.

jacqui