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My Small-Screen Debut: The Killing 2x05

Here'a little peak behind the curtain at the cost and time involved in filming a TV show...

As many of you may remember, I sometimes do a little "background work" on the side, and in February, on an atypically somewhat sunny day, I went to work on The Killing, which airs on AMC in the States.

My episode aired on April 22nd! I had forgotten all about it until missyjack inquired about it last night. So, 10 minutes later, thanks to a particularly quick torrent, I scanned through the episode to find myself...

Ready?! 



That's right! Those are my lovely black trouser-covered legs in the background, with my left hand and my favourite brown jacket. I'm on screen for approx. 2 seconds, as I walk across frame from right to left.

So, what does this teach us?

I was on set for approx. 5 hours, and as a non-union background performer, I was paid just over $11 an hour....and I was on film for 2 seconds.

So, the next time you are watching something with a "crowd" scene that only lasts a few seconds...think of ALL THE MONEY.
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