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Video: 'Grease: Live' Insanely Complicated Behind The Scenes

  • by: Jeremy Smith
  • (Tue, 02 Feb 2016 23:29:15 Z)

FOX pulled off an incredible feat, with "Grease: Live!", when it premiered over the weekend. Especially when you get to see just how complicated and technical the behind-the-scenes aspects were to actually pull the entire production off. Thankfully, a new video from the folks involved shows off the impressive feat.

Carrie Havel, Associate Director of the entire production, shared this footage on her Facebook page. Working through director Alex Rudzinski's shot numbers and camera moves, Havel needed to not only keep on top of all of that, she had to do it in time with the music. People that have never seen this type of work done, don't realize how on-the-ball Havel had to be to pull this off. The video below shows the team working their way through the performance of "Greased Lightnin'."

A lot of people have asked what it means to be the Associate Director on a show like Grease Live. Here's a peek behind the curtain. Every shot in the show was scripted by our director Alex Rudzinski. My job was to execute that plan. You hear me calling shot numbers and camera moves carefully coordinated with the music. #GreaseLive

Posted by Carrie Havel on Monday, February 1, 2016

And that's not even taking into consideration just how huge the whole production was. Organized across several stages and even a few outdoor sections of the WB backlot, it was a constant hustle for the actors to even get from one scene to the next.

How does the Grease: Live cast navigate between several sets and multiple stages during the show? Gotta love golf carts!

Posted by Grease on Sunday, January 31, 2016

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