01 Aug 3 Tips to Produce a Compelling Reality TV Show
Some people might think that producing a reality TV show is easier than producing other types of shows. After all, you’re just filming something that is already happening, right? Although this is how it may seem, making a reality TV show is not so simple. First of all, you need a compelling topic which people will want to know more about. Your cast of characters should be doing something exciting and memorable. Either they need to be presented with a challenge that they have to overcome or else they need to have interesting interactions with each other. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Camera at the Ready: When you’re filming reality TV, you never know when something exciting is going to happen. So you need to make sure that a professional production crew is always ready to start filming. Once you’ve got a lot of footage, you can pick and choose, depending on what seems like it will make for more interesting television.
- Finding the Right Cast: It may be difficult for your cast of characters to behave totally normally in front of a camera. After all, they’re not all going to be professional actors. So it’s necessary to find people who feel comfortable being filmed, even in what might otherwise be considered an intimate setting. This is something you’ll probably discover in your auditions.
- Creating a Compelling Narrative: It may also be difficult to find a compelling topic for your reality TV show. You can’t just film someone’s normal life and expect it to make for good TV (unless there’s really something extraordinary about their life). So you need to put them in situations which are different from daily life—situations where they have to achieve something. Or you can also put several very different people together and see how they interact with each other.
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