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Top and middle:
Fierberg and
crew film the
"entourage" in
their famed
Lincoln
Continental
convertible.
Bottom: Turtle,
Drama and Eric
enjoy a drive
with some
newer wheels.

"We planned out very carefully
how to do things and then moved
quickly from one to the next," he
continues. "While the Steadicam team
was working, we'd set up the dolly shot,
and while the dolly shot was being
done, the helicopter was prepping. We
used two cameras, less to get two
angles and more just to do this kind of
leapfrogging. That way, I could set up
one shot and then go talk to the guys
prepping the next one. I watched all
the takes, but during the time between
shots I could go over to the other team.
I ran a lot - I wasn't sitting down in
the chair very often."
Helping Fierberg execute this
plan were A-camera/Steadicam operator Scott Sakamoto, 1st AC Bob Hall,
2nd AC Dan Schroer, B-camera operators Todd Dos Reis and Mike
Weldon, and gaffer Raman Rao. The
film was shot on location, except for
scenes set in Ari's office, which was
constructed onstage at the Warner
Bros. lot.
Location work proved to be a
bigger challenge during filming of the
Southern California scenes. "The
houses in the Hollywood Hills were
small and up winding roads with poor
access and limited shooting time," says
Rao. "Because of the locations, we
limited ourselves to one 10-ton truck.
Of course, it helped that we had a small
but outstanding rigging crew led by the
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