Set Up for an Instant Talk Show


When it comes to the types of Las Vegas Video Production we provide, one of the favorite requests from VEGAS VIDEO CO-OP Members is to help them produce a video-based talk show.  Given our experience with the VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK (we’ve produced over 800 multi-camera, live streaming productions), we love these as well.

The shot above was of the setup for an interview with outgoing UNLV president Neal Smatresk.  Our CO-OP Member was interested in a very simple set, with a strong Las Vegas presence.

Like many of our talk show setups, we shot this as a three-camera shoot:

  • Camera One – Establishing/Beauty Shot. This is the shot you see in the monitor. This shot establishes the set, host, and, sometimes, the guest as well.
  • Camera Two – Host Shot. This is a close up of the host. This shot is used primarily when the host is asking the guest a question.
  • Camera Three – Guest Shot. This is a close up of the guest and is primarily used when the guest is answering a question.

We took advantage of our live switching capabilities (using a Tricaster 855) which allows us to record the show and all the camera selections in real-time. This significantly reduces (or eliminates) the need for any post-production work.

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