Originally Posted by incobWTF
i know you know bro, then don't you agree that a life revolving around the creation of unoriginal, uninteresting cookie-cutter reality tv and selling it to the stupid people of the world goes against pretty much every reason you wanted to get into film or television?
Not necessarily, it's not that I specifically want to work in reality tv. But at the same time, if I wanted to only work on something that only told the truth, I'd get into documentary work. And even with some documentaries there are lies. But then again, scripted tv is also not real. And tv news can also lie, so pretty much everything on tv is lying at some point lol
I'll never forget what one of my teachers said to the class back in freshman year on the first day. "We are in the business of lies, we are the media and we do what we want."
edit: yea those auction shows are the worst lol
one of my favorite examples of faked tv is the show house hunters. the place i intern at shoots that when they are in chicago and the people on the show have already bought the house way before they even start filming.
edit again: one show i know is real is Intervention, my co-intern got to go shoot that and told me the lowdown.