Originally Posted by Red Squirrel
My guess is they probably take lot of cam shots casually doing the job. For example they probably have all the camears setup and it's like "ok swing that hammer a couple times" and do various angles, then they remove all the camera equipment and actually continue working with proper safety gear. At least that's my guess, I may be wrong. I even heard rumors that lot of these shows are actually setups, and not really reality. They'll put fake cabinets, fake floor etc that looks good on camera but that is not actually part of someone's house. Could be a studio or something. I don't know if I buy into that though.
Attention: No need to read this one either. Nothing of any value to anybody (some would say as usual) here. Very boring content.
One thing must be true.
They wouldn't be able to concentrate on a real job...
They (carpenter/actors) know millions of people may be watching, so they emote because their friends (if any) are watching them too.
They are told to make it interesting because in reality its boring watching people work.
So they need to add...conflicts on the job, life stories of tragedy in one of the workers lives so he turns to drugs or alcohol which becomes a problem on the job and causes near-miss accidents, the job running out of money yeah right, an employee on the edge of being fired for making an expensive mistake and he's been a problem employee anyways but he's the cute likable one -oh no! Please don't fire HIM he's why I watch the show!
These shows are about as real to construction as WWE is to wrestling.
(ouch! Say it ain't so!)
Or you have a little more genuine DIY T.V like Bob Villa (he has lousy taste. Ever seen his real house?).
Less action, more boring. But even really good carpenters can learn something good once in awhile from Bob's old house or those other "pros" on...Hometime, I guess it is.
But how many shows we must sit through to finally learn something we could use oh the pain!
Some people might even believe some of these pros actually do know it all gosh he's good at everything.
Cut it out. They all consult with real pros about every project before the taping. They probably get to familiarize themselves with all the neat new money is no object top of the line tools (ah. heaven!), and probably build the deck or the desk once to get it down and again for taping.
(not a bad way to learn, really)
They didn't get their own show because they are good at anything besides acting and adlibing (what's that word there for? I don't even know how to pronounce it or what it means alrighty then): its because they had money and knew people that could arrange it.
Its not what you know, but who you know and can they be bought to do the things that you don't know how to do and how much to fix this for me because I'm gonna get in trouble once she sees what I've done to her dogwood, that her great-grandfather planted (of course), trying to pull it out of the way (it always has loose soil too, also of course) so I could run the facia on the garage.
(the dogwood thing is true. She still hates us 20 years later, no matter that we saved her from making a $10,000 mistake...long story about her sleeping with the architect and him making a major mistake on the "grand" entry to her new home, the home by the dead dogwood tree).
I know...the special thing about dogwoods...may pay for that in the end.
Anyways, like previously stated, kind of, there is no such thing as reality tv.
It must be fake to work.
Mr. Neilson has proven this.
(I had to finish "cramp" with my elbow. Now there's earwax on my phone...)