Being in a Reality TV programme can be psychologically damaging. To make sure you can financially benefit from your exploitation it is a good idea to have a public relations agent. He will look over product endorsement contracts for you and make sure when your private life is exposed in the press it is on the front page.
In this picture the contestant is trying hard to win and keep his dignity. He is thinking about the fame and fortune that will follow. How the woman at the check out is going to say something like “‘Ere weren’t you on telly last night?”
The nice people at the Television company invite their friends and family to be in the studio audience. Being in a TV audience is very easy but these days you need to know how to Whoop! like an American, which some English people find hard to do. You can practice this at home before you go “on set”.
People in the early twenty first century thought nothing of watching the insane for entertainment. It was seen as quite normal. People used to joke that it was often hard to decide who was the madder, the actors, the crew or the viewers. There are stories of the celebs leaving the asylum and the wrong people being kept inside.
Have a look at this “behind the scenes” image of a reality TV studio shoot and if you have any idea for a caption add it below.
The Spectacle team visited the Barnfield Estate in Greenwich to film a tour of the area, during which two local boys gave us a helping hand with the camera! Particularly salient was the disuse of the former community centre building, a large space which is currently boarded up. Renovation of the building would create a safe environment for residents to meet and take part in communal activities.
Following the tour was a residents’ meeting during which different Well London partners presented research, ideas and opportunities to members of the community. Spectacle invited residents to take part in workshops to make a film about the Barnfield Estate and community. If you would like to get involved, visit the Well London Media Project page.
On April 3rd Spectacle and the Silwood Video Group filmed the first open day of the Lewington Community Centre. Pam Lewington, a former Silwood resident who the centre is named after, made a special visit back to estate to see how it had changed. Local residents filmed various events and displays including a Silwood timeline. Residents also had the chance to view some films made by the Silwood Video Group over the last few years.
To find out more about the Silwood Video Group please visit our Project Page
At the last Silwood Video Group meeting on April 22nd Silwood residents Doreen Dower and Mike Sparks filmed areas on the Silwood they would like to see developed into recreational spaces for young people. During the evening they canvassed opinion on the estate about what they would like to see changed and encouraged young people to get involved in the resident meetings. Young people were encouraged to come along and give their opinions on how a currently empty plot of land should be used to improve the estate.
To find out more about the Silwood Video Group visit our Project Page