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Make the Cut by Diana Friedberg, Lori Coleman

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Chapter 8

Assisting Protocols for Reality Shows

As there are different formats and methods for making documentaries, each reality show also has its own personality and style. Every production house will create its own procedures for shooting and posting its shows. Reality television relies on capturing events as they happen with multiple cameras rolling simultaneously. What all productions have in common is usually hours of footage providing great coverage and multiple choices for the editor. Again, meticulous organization of material and group clipping of multicam setups becomes essential. Most production companies use some shared editing system so that all the editors and assistants have access to the same media whether they are posting on ...

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