First, thanks for your continued comments about this blog. Even though I've been hearing lost of applause each night while backstage on "Mama Mia," somehow I don't think it's intended for me. So I'll take what I can from all of you enjoying this blog!
Here is a hallway which looks like it must be from the Robin Masters' estate. Where to and why I don't know.
You can see the fake beams above going down the hallway. These are called "headers" and act as masking for the lights and also to block the view of the catwalks above.
It's funny that my first 2 impressions of seeing these photos are: 1. Wow, that was a lot of carpet we used! and 2. There isn't anyplace on this island you could now find (buy or rent) anything in these photos. I guess I've complained enough now about that subject. A lot of those paintings were generic ones we used time and again. They were really just prints with that stuff called "modge podge" trying to give them some depth or fake brush strokes.
The only real problem I see with trying to film in this hallway is that the camera would either have to be at one end following someone walking down the hallway away from the camera, or at the other end watching someone walk towards the camera. If the camera wanted to follow someone walking down the hall, one side or the other of the walls would have to be removed for the camera to track from the side. Somehow, I don't think we would have done that! Sometimes if the floor is uneven, 2"x12" planks are put down so the camera dolly can roll smoothly for the shot. They can also lay "dolly track" for more uneven terrain and also for smooth curves if needed. This is usually done on exterior shots only. More popular now is the "hand held" shot where an operator has the (now much lighter or even video) camera in a harness and follows the character. It gives a more realistic or "gritty" look to the action. It's also a lot less time consuming in setting up a shot. I can't tell you how many carpets we had to clean, repair, or replace in locations we filmed because the camera dolly leaked oil onto the carpet!
Well, not much more I can think to say about this brilliant hallway except to answer your questions--especially where did the hallway go?