chapter  14
There’s An Animal In My Film
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There are several companies that specialize in the training

of the animals we see in films, TV shows and commer-

cials. Much more goes into the selection, training and

filming of these animals than one would imagine. That’s

why the process has to start in the early stages of pre-pro-

duction. Even animals that just seem to blend into the

background and aren’t seen doing anything extraordinary

(like cows and chickens) are first acclimated by exposure

to faux cameras and lights and a lot of (real) people

standing around them before ever being brought to an

actual set.