In Hollywood, nothing is real of course. Like the title of this post says, I did in fact witness a drive-by shooting, except it was for a scene in the television show The Closer. When I was driving to work the other day, huge movie lights on the street corner caught my eye. As I passed by, I noticed there was a shoot going on in a café. I was so curious and really wanted to pull over and watch, but I had to get to work. When I got to Panavision I mentioned to my advisor and a couple of my co-workers what I saw and how fascinated I was. Little did I know it would be a slow day at work and my advisor would grant me permission to check out the shoot for a bit. I jumped at this opportunity and walked right down the street to see exactly what they were shooting. I couldn’t have been more excited because I had never actually seen a real shoot going on, especially one on a familiar street. After talking to the LAPD and some PA’s on the street I learned that they were shooting a scene for The Closer, which involved a drive-by shooting. It was definitely a neat first time experience seeing a set.