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The tech side of Survivor: Claytor Lake. Well, we’ll be using 7 smartphones for Season 1. No – these are smartphones that are dedicated for the show, and owned by our production staff. All but one of them is able to produce super HD resolution, and these puppies will be totally blanked prior to filming in order to maximize the amount of raw footage we’re able to get. Confessionals will be shot with 5ft selfie sticks (which should be interesting). We’ll be using store-bought tribal necklaces, as well as a handful of slick looking dice (including a 20-sided dice for advantages).
Back at the Ponderosa, we’re currently running four computers (3 laptops, 1 tower). One of the laptops is our primary editing laptop, a second is a storage dump, a third is being used for sound, and the tower is exclusively for the final product, which we’ll upload Season 1 to YouTube and also begin burning it onto DVDs. No, these DVDs will not be for sale (for copyright reasons). They will be distributed to the contestants and given out locally to (hopefully) drum up interest.
Finally, we are planning future seasons! As with any fan-made Survivor show, the product will no doubt take a giant leap forward after our first season is finished. This is our test drive. We’re still figuring out what type of equipment we need and how this thing works behind the scenes. Plenty of folks have asked if we’ll be accepting applications for Season 2 – good question. We haven’t gotten that far just yet. Subscribe and keep watching those updates!