This week's Modern Family episode entitled, "Connection Lost" will take place entirely on the screen of a MacBook Pro. The episode transpires on the computer screen of Claire Dunphy (Julie Bowen) while she's waiting at the airport. Claire has had a disagreement with her daughter Haley (Sarah Hyland) and can't get a hold of her. During the episode, Claire uses various Mac apps and video chats to contact family members in an attempt to reach Haley.
In the video, co-creator and executive producer Steve Levitan explains that all of the iPhones were in holsters held by cameramen and each actor kept his or her arm on the cameraman's arm so it looked as though he or she was holding and moving the phone.
Notably, Levitan has snuck iPhone footage into the show before. “There was a scene where Manny (Rico Rodriguez) was dressed as a mascot at a basketball game, so rather than recreating a whole basketball game, I quickly shot my son’s basketball game on my iPhone,” Levitan told BuzzFeed. “Then we filmed Rico against a green screen, and inserted the shot into the episode.”
The 'Connection Lost' episode airs Wednesday at 9 p.m. on ABC.
Take a look at the video below...