Speeding. POV. Room Tone. OTFPosted: November 16, 2011
This has been a week for the books. Recently I received news that I would be appearing on a popular HGTV show. I remember watching this show years ago before starting real estate and was thrilled to find out that I would be the agent in an episode.
We started filming on Sunday and finished yesterday evening. We will have another couple of days in January. It’s interesting how much I had to learn about reality shows and filming for TV. It really is remarkable how much goes into one 22 minute episode.
Instead of re-living the exhausting but fun few days I thought you might enjoy learning a few terms that were new to me.
SPEEDING: when the camera man has started the tape and the tape is ready for filming he will say speeding. The director will soon say “action”
POV: This stands for “point of view.” This is where the cameraman will go through the rooms after filming to capture up close any items pointed out during a tour.
ROOM TONE: After touring a home the homebuyers and agent must then stand silently in each room so the crew can adjust and calibrate the audio.
OTF: Stands for “on the fly” and refers to the unscripted on camera interviews.
The crew we worked with was just wonderful and I really enjoyed the adventure with my clients, Melissa & Evan. The episode won’t air until April but once I have the date I’ll post it on the blog. Heck, I’ll have a viewing party!
I don’t consider myself particularly comfortable on camera or interested in fame but this really was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I was happy to have the opportunity.