'Mad Men' set

"Elevators are great for storytelling, because they can be a public and a private space," says "Mad Men" cinematographer Chris Manley (pictured above with Becky Stockton, left, Courtney Podraza and Jessica Wrabel). But shooting in cramped quarters is tricky. "If you were shooting a real elevator, you'd have a really wide lens, but that's antithetical to the look of our show. We take the walls out and move the camera back as far as we can without feeling like we've left the elevator."
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