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Behind the Sign: Extra! TV Intern Set Visit

Stacy Jones | July 9, 2014 at 4:05 AM
Stacy Jones

An Extra!-Special Viewpoint

Interning at Hollywood Branded has provided me with various hands-on experiences in the Hollywood/Chinese entertainment marketing industry. However, I never thought I would get to go on a set visit to see what it is actually like when hosting TV shows are being shot.

I was invited along to the Extra! TV set visit for a wedding segment featuring or client, PassionRoses. To prepare for our set-visit, we had to come up with floristic ideas to arrange Passions to fit in the theme of a wedding. On the day of shooting, we arrived at work 7:45am to arrange 6 vases of roses and got to the location at 10:00am.


Going Behind The Sign

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Upon our arrival, to my surprise, the shooting location was actually in a shopping mall with people walking around and taking photos. I used to think all shows and movies are produced in a closed studio! I was also amazed by how fast-paced and highly organized everything was behind the scenes. There was a crew of about 15 people, and 4 stunning models dressed up as the bride and bridesmaids. It took them awhile to get everything ready for shooting, with 5 cameramen setting up the equipment/stage, a team in charge of getting the models ready, and a team in charge of overseeing the entire project.

Despite the seeming chaos, everything ran smoothly, taking less than an hour to finish the whole shooting session. I had never realized how much hard work and organization goes into probably 10 minutes on-screen. Even though it was just part of an episode, being able to see how beautifully everything came together in the end, and being able to enjoy this first-hand experience at production of a popular talk show certainly made all the preparation worth it. This definitely was a highlight, it was the most exciting and special project I have been assigned as an intern.

View the rest of the photos from behind the scenes at Extra! here.

 


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Topics: Celebrity Partnership, Behind-The-Sign Of Hollywood, Event Activations

Stacy Jones

Written by Stacy Jones

Stacy Jones, Hollywood Branded's founder and CEO, has over twenty six years of leadership experience building global entertainment branding campaigns for top Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of brands. Her career started after receiving her BFA in Theater Production & Scenic Design from the University of Arizona. Acknowledged as an expert in the field, she has appeared on CNN and MSNBC; spoken at conferences around the globe from Germany to Beijing; and has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, Financial Times, The Economist, Brandweek, Advertising Age, Variety, B&C and Mediaweek amongst others. Originally from Texas, you will still hear her ya’ll as she gathers the team for strategy planning sessions. Like all true entrepreneurs, Stacy is an adventurer at her core – having sky dived, hang glided off bi-planes, swam with crocs while rafting the Zambezi in Africa, photographed grizzly bears in Alaska, trekked Mayan ruins in Belize, explored the ocean as an avid scuba diver, and who loves owning an advertising agency where she swims with a different type of Hollywood shark on a daily basis.