Behind the Scenes of Episode 519: The Lives of Others

By ABC.com Apr 03, 2013
Castle's Loft Exterior


Emily and Michael's Apartment
"The full apartment and hallway were one continuous set built on stage which matched a building in downtown Los Angeles. We selected the building as our design inspiration because of it's large windows which would allow full views into the apartment. All the Castle POV shots were shot in camera(not faked)from a platform set at a height representing his loft across the street a la 'rear window'. With careful planning and 3D tools we achieved the correct perspective from his loft to the apartment. " 
Production Designer Chris Farmer