Check out this photo tour of the set of ABC’s Black-ish with none other than the lovely Tracee Ellis Ross!
Photo tour of the set of ABC’s Black-ish
Do you all remember when I interviewed Tracee Ellis Ross in Los Angeles with Disney and ABC? She gave us a tour of the set of her TV show black-ish, and it was such a cool experience to check out what happens behind the scenes
Tracee gave our group a personal tour of the set, taking us through each room in the house and describing all of the scenes that are filmed there, how they shoot from different angles and sides of the rooms, and more.
The black-ish family house is absolutely beautiful, you’d never realize that it’s not real! Each room is decorated to the T, I kept finding myself saying, “Oh my gosh I want this house!” Here are some photos I took on the Black-ish set.
The main living room and kitchen area seems to be the place where many of the scenes are shot. I totally recognize it from watching this show! Do you see the open ceilings? There are tons of lights up there, and Tracee says that there are some open wall as well, perfect for angles and shooting their best shot!
This kitchen. I need it. Now. It’s absolutely huge, and actually, all of the rooms, hallways an doorways are large to be able to fit the camera equipment.
Below is Andre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow Johnson’s bedroom. Tracee says that nobody is allowed on the bed, accept for them, of course. It takes up to 5 days just to shoot one episode, so they have been known to take naps in between takes on set!
Dre has a huge closet, and his shoe collection is INSANE. I ran out of time so I didn’t get to grab a photo back there, but can I just say that I would kill for a closet like this?!
Here’s a good shot of Dre’s shoe closet from Heidi at The Bragging Mommy…
Tracee points out some African American art on the walls of one of the kids’ bedrooms. She says that she loves working with the kids on the show, and that they are so great. They’re so young and not yet jaded, and have a pure joy about them each morning, lots of giggling and laughing, and fun on set!
This is another child’s bedroom, I believe it’s Andre Jr’s (Marcus Scribner).
Aren’t these family photos adorable?! They really help to make the home look “lived in” and personalize it. So cute.
The photo below is a shot of the side of the house. The model trees and grass stay put while they often turn on fans to blow the leaves on the trees. The wind simulation actually looks real through the windows when you’re shooting from inside the house!
Thanks so much to ABC and Tracee for the awesome set tour, make sure to watch black-ish tonight, Wednesday, December 9th at 9:30pm/8:30pm central! They’re showing a Christmas episode called “Stuff” where Dre (dad) believes that the kids love stuff so much that he’s decided to turn down the gift-giving a notch this year. The kids didn’t appreciate the news, you’ll have to watch to see how they handle it!
Don’t miss #black-ish on ABC!
Travel and lodging for the Black-ish set tour provided by Disney.