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dosxuk3,679 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
The long shots with the people talking not perfectly framed is part of the visual language of reality programmes over here. It reminds viewers that what they're watching is real life, not an episode of The Only Way Is Chelsea Shores. Probably another of the things that we do differently each side of the pond.

I've watched plenty of UK docu-reality programs and I've never noticed that. And IMO its completely unnecessary and add nothing to the program visually.


Big brother isn't presented over here as docu-reality though, while The Only Way Is Essex, Made In Chelsea and Geordie Shores are, despite being non-reality. The daily programmes are still produced in a "highlights of the live stream" style, where poor framing, picking up conversations halfway through and so on are all expected - to the point that it's done deliberately to differentiate it from the non-reality reality crap we also show over here.

It's a difference in style, that's all. You see the exact same visual language in the likes of I'm a celeb, or in the past hells kitchen, celebrity scissorhands, fame academy and even bits of the x factor.
It's spelt AERIAL!
Mouseboy331,776 posts since 10 Feb 2014
The long shots with the people talking not perfectly framed is part of the visual language of reality programmes over here. It reminds viewers that what they're watching is real life, not an episode of The Only Way Is Chelsea Shores. Probably another of the things that we do differently each side of the pond.

I've watched plenty of UK docu-reality programs and I've never noticed that. And IMO its completely unnecessary and add nothing to the program visually.


Big brother isn't presented over here as docu-reality though, while The Only Way Is Essex, Made In Chelsea and Geordie Shores are, despite being non-reality. The daily programmes are still produced in a "highlights of the live stream" style, where poor framing, picking up conversations halfway through and so on are all expected - to the point that it's done deliberately to differentiate it from the non-reality reality crap we also show over here.

It's a difference in style, that's all. You see the exact same visual language in the likes of I'm a celeb, or in the past hells kitchen, celebrity scissorhands, fame academy and even bits of the x factor.

I know that. I said IMO, I dont like it and I dont think its adds anything to the show. And the percentage in which that "technique" is used IMO is far too much, I found it distracting. In the early days of the REAL WORLD they used a similar "across the room" the technique but only sparingly. Too me its seems like disjointed....its very game-show feeling but they are trying to hang on to the documentary feel from the early days and it just feels off...somehow. IMO.
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Mouseboy331,776 posts since 10 Feb 2014
The long shots with the people talking not perfectly framed is part of the visual language of reality programmes over here. It reminds viewers that what they're watching is real life, not an episode of The Only Way Is Chelsea Shores. Probably another of the things that we do differently each side of the pond.

I've watched plenty of UK docu-reality programs and I've never noticed that. And IMO its completely unnecessary and add nothing to the program visually.

Ok thanks for that.

You're welcome. Always happy to help! Give you something to talk about or disagree with.
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Mouseboy331,776 posts since 10 Feb 2014
Just a query, is there an American TV Forum that we can post on about how they're doing it wrong and everything should be like in the UK? Laughing

Right....dont be sensitive, its just telly mate and another person's opinion, not talking about your Queen or flag. Everything is gonna be alright. Life goes on and you will see the same thing next series.
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I said what I said!
bilky asko4,546 posts since 9 Sep 2006
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Just a query, is there an American TV Forum that we can post on about how they're doing it wrong and everything should be like in the UK? Laughing

Right....dont be sensitive, its just telly mate and another person's opinion, not talking about your Queen or flag. Everything is gonna be alright. Life goes on and you will see the same thing next series.
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Classically misreading the situation there...
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scottishtv1,513 posts since 6 Nov 2001
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Big brother isn't presented over here as docu-reality though, while The Only Way Is Essex, Made In Chelsea and Geordie Shores are, despite being non-reality. The daily programmes are still produced in a "highlights of the live stream" style, where poor framing, picking up conversations halfway through and so on are all expected.

That's right - I think I've seen the first bunch referred to as "scripted reality" as that's what they are, and the editing is polished. BB was never meant to be like that, you were always meant to have the slightly rough-round-the-edges impression of peering in, and being nosy, and catching unguarded moments - rather than scripted drama.
Charlie Wells3,556 posts since 26 Nov 2003 Moderator
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Warning, Daily Mail alert...
" Celebrity Big BOTHER: Police called to spin-off show after reality star 'throws a glass' at rival contestant - and 'Allo 'Allo actress is left needing medical treatment 'after being hit by a chair' "
Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3245598/CBB-s-spin-Bit-suspended-fight-Farrah-Abraham-Aisleyne-Horgan-Wallace.html
"Listen, we've all got something to bring to this conversation, but from now on what I think you should bring is silence." - Rimmer
Mouseboy331,776 posts since 10 Feb 2014
Had the misfortune to watch this unawares a fight was due to happen later in the broadcast. Never watch BBOTS ever. I think Rylan is weird and he makes me uncomfortable to watch. Im sure the producers were hoping for some verbal fireworks. But when you watch you see that Aisleyne grabbed hold of her champagne flute and just as she was about to fling it they cut to the logo. Actually i sensed that it was going to kick off from the moment Farrah sat down. And they started bickering. Seems that before that something happened in Social Media. I guess bad behaviour know no boundaries. Ehhh. I do think they should ban that Aisnlyne woman. I guess she underestimated that Farrah was gonna drag her on national tv. Oh well. Too bad that someone else was hurt whilst they acted like children.
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