‘The Office’: There’s a Deep Meaning Why Jim’s Talking Head Interviews Are Filmed in Front of an Outside Window

by Jeremy Spirogis
John Krasinski as Jim Halpert on The Office

There are loads of eagle-eyed followers of The Office who choose up on among the smaller particulars and, no shock, nothing is finished by coincidence. During the May 6 episode of the Office Ladies podcast, hosts Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey reply a query from a fan who observed one thing attention-grabbing about the place the speaking head segments are shot for numerous characters — and why Jim’s are sometimes shot in entrance of window that faces exterior.

John Krasinski as Jim Halpert on The Office
John Krasinski as Jim Halpert on ‘The Office’ | Justin Lubin/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images through Getty Images

The Office’s speaking head segments function a confessional

The documentary type of The Office has cameras following the Dunder Mifflin employees round throughout their day however interjected into every episode are speaking head interviews the place the employees is singled out to offer extra perspective.

Many of those segments are shot within the convention room, break room, or kitchen, amongst numerous areas across the workplace, however one fan observed that Jim’s are sometimes shot with an out of doors window behind him.

The thought to shoot Jim’s speaking heads this manner, it seems, may be very deliberate and the Office Ladies podcast uncovered the explanation why Jim’s interviews are accomplished this manner.

Why Jim’s speaking heads are filmed in entrance of an out of doors window

During the Office Ladies podcast for season 2 episode 21, titled “Conflict Resolution,” Fischer and Kinsey shared a fan query about how Jim’s speaking heads are filmed in entrance of an out of doors window and he appears to be the one one, as others sometimes are seated in entrance of the window that faces the workplace’s bullpen.

Fischer reached out to showrunner Greg Daniels to get some intel in regards to the matter. “I asked him, ‘Was this deliberate? Was this an accident?,’” she defined. “And he said that it was something that Randall Einhorn, our cinematographer, suggested to Greg starting with the pilot and Greg absolutely loved it.”

She added, “He said Randall’s intention here was that it didn’t necessarily have to be only Jim, but the idea was that any character that had a future outside of Dunder Mifflin or held some sort of internal optimism would sit in front of a window leading out into the world, but characters who didn’t want to leave Dunder Mifflin, or who maybe were in more of a position of being trapped, would do their talking heads facing into the office.”

In the episode, Jim pursues a job alternative in anoter department, so this concept undoubtedly tracks.

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Where produce other characters’ speaking heads been filmed?

In response to the reason, Kinsey shared, “That’s really deep,” then tried to recollect a time she may need been seated there. “I’m sitting here wracking my brain to think if my character ever sat on that other wall with the window facing out behind her and the one that comes to my mind… it was when you and I did ‘big pregs, little pregs’. I think it’s the only time I ever sat there.”

Fischer added that she had been seated there however solely with Jim. “Well for a very long time I only sat there if I was with Jim, which was really the only possible future for Pam outside of the office, I think,” Fischer defined. “Otherwise, she was rather trapped in her bad decision of being with Roy.”

Michael typically filmed speaking heads from his desk and there
is a window behind it with an out of doors view, nevertheless.

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