Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Old Fridge

A Classic.

Every Set Decorator I know jumps at the opportunity to roll a beautiful classy 50's refrigerator onto the set. Even though it is a relatively unrealistic appliance these days, even as a gimick they are rarely still used.

They look great. I love them too. They add charachter.

But they deserve a post regarding Set Designing.

They have unusually thick doors. Depending on where the fridge will be located that can pose a problem. When the fridge is up against a wall, it will require adquate clearance to the wall for the door to open properly. If it is amongst cabinets, it will need to stand forward enough to open the door properly.

What you have to do is measure the fridge floorplan with its door open, to ensure the door action will not become an obvious sore spot in the action.

And that brings me to another Famous Lie: "We'll never open the fridge door on camera".....

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