Friday, December 6, 2019

Roll Camera...Sound Speed...Action!

You’re laying there on your sofa ripping through episodes of whatever, consuming them like Ruffles potato chips, completely unaware that you’ve just watched thousands of hours of production. 

There’s a big difference between a live broadcast of a show, such as the CMA’s or the Oscars, and a scripted program in terms of production.  On a live broadcast, a lot of the work is done beforehand, obviously, because everything on stage has to occur in real time and, therefore, has to be ready.  That’s a different, very difficult animal in itself.  I have worked a few live productions, and the build up to the moment of the shoot is intense, and then it’s over, like cheap sex.