This is a class blog run by Dr. Carolina Acosta-Alzuru and her students in the course "Telenovelas, Culture and Society" at the University of Georgia during Spring 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

All in a days work.

Dr. A explained to us the other day what all goes into the production of some of the telenovelas and I was amazed by all that happens from from sun up to sundown. Starts with the head writer laying out the events of the episode and ending with the actors working on filming by the end of the day and it goes through dozens of people during the day. All along the way the script being read and interpreted by different perspectives. All of that would make me neurotic if I worked in some part of production. Take for instance the script- their job is to make sure there aren't inconsistencies with the clothing or objects in the scenes because they are often filmed out of order. I'm pretty sure that job would stress me to the max because I would constantly be worried I missed something. And the poor writer, by the time you send it in the morning so many people have written the dialogue, chosen the props, clothing, moods of the characters that I would wonder if they understood how I wanted it done.

I guess trust is a big part of working in this industry and understanding that if you do a good job of connecting the audience to the characters and their relationships then the audience will probably overlook a lot of these small differences.

1 comment:

  1. I was thinking the same thing! How does the script keep track of every bracelet the actress was wearing while making sure the living room or kitchen looks the exact same as it did the last scene? I have a new appreciation for the people that do that job. Before we learned about production, actors and actresses made the filming look so easy. Now that we have gotten a behind-the-scenes look at what exactly has to go on to film an entire show, I realize how tedious and strenous a writer, actor and script's job really is.