Portable television

Let's say you're a gaffer on The Sopranos, spending one of your precious workdays in Paterson, NJ, lighting location scenes. It's winter, and there are only about eight hours of viable daylight: The trouble is, a productive day of shooting is rarely less than 12. Since your stage sets are at Silvercup Studios in Long Island City, NY — that's two rivers and an island full of traffic away — you move to a nearby interior location to fill in an extra scene or two. Perhaps that interior is in a ho

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