below deck Executive producer Mark Cronin is constantly asked if the series is fake, scripted or heavily edited. He believes that viewers are skeptical of reality television because few shows are actually set and scripted. But he said a very rough summary of below deck Allows the series to maintain a unique approach of just trying to capture the absolute madness that goes on both above and below the deck. No covert editing or script is needed as the boat provides more than enough drama.
The Making of ‘Below Deck’ Is Telling a True Story
cronin idea below deck Being between a hardcore documentary and a scripted reality show. “It’s a spectrum. Some reality shows are as set up as they look,” he told the showbiz cheat sheet. “And some reality shows are, you know, I feel like frontline‘You know, it’s really a documentary story.”
But the music and the interview set the scene below deck. “You are being manipulated by the music that helps set your mood,” he remarked. “You’re being teased by interview bites that we’re popping right in at the moment where you hear how someone reacts inside their head that you’d never get to shoot in a documentary or a fly on the wall. ”
“So we’re jazzing it up, but we’re telling the true story,” he said. “We don’t tell anyone what to do. It’s not that kind of show. We don’t have to. It’s like charter guests are coming in, and they’re paying a lot of money – go! That’s the premise of the show. “
What Makes ‘Below Deck’ Authentic?
“So the fact that people are still suspicious, I don’t know what to say about it,” he admitted. But “I get” [questions about the show] all the time People have a hard time believing that a reality show can be real. And I think some reality shows have defamed reality because of this. You know, that’s probably part of it. ”
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“However, I think you can see the authenticity” below deck‘It’s a rough show,’ he continued. “Sometimes the conversation starts on surveillance cameras, and the people aren’t even really in the shot. As you can see they all have shoulders. And we’ll show that. While it’s unacceptable, and you’ll never see that any other reality show has a bad shot. Everyone is perfectly lined up, and the camera is on a tripod, and the lighting is the perfect halo. And it’s the kind of scene you’re watching that can be set.”
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“but at below deck‘We are barely making it,’ he said of capturing the shots. “As if we’re barely capturing what we need to capture.”
“And the way we do that, it’s like inside baseball, is that all their microphones are being recorded all the time,” he said of the crew. “So even if we’re not in the room with the camera, we’re capturing the conversation. So we have people who are listening all the time and they’re staring around at those microphones.”
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“And if they see there’s a conversation going on, they’ll ask the camera to pick it up and they’ll always be late,” he revealed. “The conversation can be over, but often they get into the middle conversation, and then we pick up with our usual shots. So I guess you can see it. I think you can see how the sausage is made below deck. As if it is showing its authenticity quite clearly.”
This article is part of a multi-part series of showbiz cheat sheets based on an exclusive interview with Below Deck creator Mark Cronin. In 2013, Cronin developed the series, which follows the secret lives of petitioners serving the rich and famous. The “Above/Below” series documents exactly what happens to the crew, both professionally and personally, from “Below Deck.”