Adam Rodriguez (Eric Delko) challenged himself by writing and directing “Hunting Ground” during this past season of CSI: Miami.
Rodriguez has been on Miami since the show began in 2002, and “Hunting Ground” gave him the chance to add writer and director to his resume. However, he limited his screentime in the episode so he wouldn’t be overwhelmed. “I knew that I was taking on this new challenge, and there are a tremendous number of responsibilities that go along with directing,” the actor told CBS Watch. “The director has to be on top of every detail of everything that goes on, every minute of the day. I didn’t want to bite off more than I could chew, so I just sprinkled myself in the episode.”
Leading man David Caruso (Horatio Caine) was a great resource for Rodriguez during the whole process. “He had some great ideas and would make suggestions, and then we would build on them together,” Rodriguez explained. “I was happy to take all of his years of film experience and put them to work. And watching [Caruso] from behind the camera gave me an even greater appreciation for what he does.”