A Day On The Elementary Set: Go Behind The Scenes

Lucy Liu and Samantha Quan have some fun like real sisters

1. Lucy Liu and Samantha Quan have some fun like real sisters

It takes a lot of people—and gear—to shoot outside

2. It takes a lot of people—and gear—to shoot outside

Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu get some direction

3. Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu get some direction

And... ACTION!

4. And... ACTION!

Another way for the crew to keep tabs on Jonny Lee Miller

5. Another way for the crew to keep tabs on Jonny Lee Miller

The crew gets ready for a shot

6. The crew gets ready for a shot

Airing back-to-back, a lot went into Elementary's "All In" (Episode 19, Season 4) and "Art Imitates Art" (Episode 20, Season 4). Check out these behind-the-scenes photos for a taste of what life is like on set.
We're not sure what's keeping her warmer: the coat or the light!

7. We're not sure what's keeping her warmer: the coat or the light!

A clapboard listing the episode's director and director of photography

8. A clapboard listing the episode's director and director of photography

Artists at work

9. Artists at work

Lots of tape ready behind the clapboard

10. Lots of tape ready behind the clapboard

The cast relaxes before the scene

11. The cast relaxes before the scene

This is how the crew gets those great angles

12. This is how the crew gets those great angles

Sometimes the best tools are the ones you used in elementary school

13. Sometimes the best tools are the ones you used in elementary school

A mixing board controls all the mics on set

14. A mixing board controls all the mics on set

Samantha Quan between takes

15. Samantha Quan between takes

A well-dressed set

16. A well-dressed set

Ready for action?

17. Ready for action?

Everything is classier in black-and-white

18. Everything is classier in black-and-white

Walking through the scene

19. Walking through the scene

A beautiful day in New York

20. A beautiful day in New York

They're ready for a close-up

21. They're ready for a close-up

Jonny Lee Miller's chair on set

22. Jonny Lee Miller's chair on set

Lucy Liu's chair on set

23. Lucy Liu's chair on set

Jon Michael Hill's chair on set

24. Jon Michael Hill's chair on set

Samantha Quan and Lucy Liu get into character

25. Samantha Quan and Lucy Liu get into character

Sometimes in acting you have to get close

26. Sometimes in acting you have to get close