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Nine Cameras, 25-Minute Takes: How ‘Chicago Fire’ Pulled Off Its Bottle Episode

Nine Cameras, 25-Minute Takes: How ‘Chicago Fire’ Pulled Off Its Bottle Episode

[This story contains spoilers for the Feb. 3 episode of NBC’s Chicago Fire.]

Wednesday’s Chicago Fire was a bottle episode, but not one like the NBC mainstay has ever attempted before. It also actually accomplished the usual goal of a bottle episode: saving some money on production costs.

For the hour, “My Lucky Day,” director Reza Tabrizi deployed nine cameras, including six GoPros placed around the set, and writers Michael Gilvary, Andrea Newman and Derek Haas wrote each act like a play. The actors — regulars David Eigenberg and Joe Minoso and guest stars Baize Buzan and Brian ...

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