Behind-The-Scenes: Big Brother Canada TapingPosted: March 2, 2013
TV magic does exist. Let me get back to this thought in a moment.
BACKGROUND My CEO is involved in a lot of projects that includes consulting for television and film production. His involvement along with my R&D colleagues landed us tickets to the eviction tapings of Big Brother Canada. The first taping was this past Thursday, and it was held at a secret location in Mississauga. How secret are we talking about? No cell phones, no texting, no tweeting, no video, no pictures, and that kind of thing. That explains my only picture of us lining up before going into the studio (at this point, I saw Ronnie Negus, one of the Real Housewives of Vancouver).
Once we were in, they whisked us away to take our coats. Crew members took us to our seats, and we could see the stage clearly. A shiny stage, fake birch trees, and a back room with lots of screens and equipment. One of the production managers gave us the run down of what was expected of us – clap, cheer, stand up to clap and cheer especially when the host, the beautiful Arisa Cox intro’d came on stage and introduced segments from the show.
Ok, I admit. Big Brother Canada isn’t a show that I watch, but it was interesting to see everything unfold with the contestants and TV drama. After all that, one person was evicted. That person was Kat Yee, and all I have to say is that she left the house and came into the studio very quickly. See what I mean by TV magic?
SUMMARY I enjoyed myself and it was a good chance to see what happens behind the scenes of a reality tv show.
PS. If I were to go on any reality tv show? I’d definitely pick Amazing Race. Or, Extreme Home Makeover!