Today I got my daily temptation alert from the Hi Pointe Drive In, one of the best and most creative burger places in St. Louis. The alert was for a $5 version of their classic taco burger AND a notification that a television show (I think it was for the travel network) would be filming at the restaurant today. I was intrigued, so I convinced a friend to join me for lunch.
I can’t say that any amazing stories emerged from the experience, just a few observations:
I’ve heard that when Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is filmed, a big space is cleared around the Seinfeld table so the cameras can move around it without bumping into customers. But at the same time, my sense is that the customers in the background are a crucial part of the setting, so they need to be there (plus, a restaurant can’t just shut down for the day to serve 2 people).
Have you ever been in the background while a TV show or movie was filming? What did you realize about “TV magic” from that experience.