This is a class blog run by Dr. Carolina Acosta-Alzuru and her students in the First Year Odyssey Seminar "More than Melodramas: Telenovelas"



Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Production and Dedication

Production in Telenovelas impressed me. I had no idea how much blood, sweat and tears went into making the visuals. I learned a lot about the roles of each person on the set and how important it is that each person get the job done right. One interesting fact I learned was that the scenes of the telenovelas are not filmed in order all of the time. They are filmed in ways that are convenient for the actors so they do not have to move around as much. With that being said, there is a lot of editing that has to be done. I thought it was cool how they would film in the city for some scenes and then in the Amazon. The camera crew were working extremely hard in extreme heat, practically working out, to make sure everything was proper. 
The Director wants to make sure everything is perfect. If one small thing goes wrong, the actors have to redo the scene over and over until they get it exactly right. I'm sure that can be tedious. Sometimes, the actors are on set for 12 or more hours! I couldn't do that...well maybe if I had a beautiful actress by my side. lol. Everybody on the set has to be dedicated.

1 comment:

  1. It is pretty hard. You never really think about the backstage of any television series and even in this situation where its a telenovela I think the same dedication and blood, sweat, and tears go into the making of any show or movie all over the world. But as Dr. A has shown us there are fun sides to be having to go through all of this as well. So at least the actors, directors, and writers are having fun as they're working so hard.