Wednesday, February 4, 2015
My Understanding of Telenovela Production
The production process of telenovelas is very complex. When watching, we don't see how much time and effort is put into each and every episode. Everyone on set serves a purpose from the actors, to the director, to the "script". Not to be confused with the actual script, the "script" is a person that is responsible for making sure that there are no discrepancies from one scene to another especially when they are continuations of one another. After watching the clips that our professor shot from behind the scenes that showed the inner workings of each scene, I was taken back to this summer when I was on set of the second Drumline movie. There were a lot of similarities, like the different camera types and angles that the scenes were being shot from. I also remember the back and forth, and the pressure on the actors to get it right. I was actually in the band, so I remember having to stand in the hot sun for hours as we shot the scenes over and over in full uniform. We also dealt with twelve to fifteen hour days that sometimes put us on a nocturnal schedule. I think that this experience helped me to understand the production of telenovelas better.