(credits: freeze-frames of a video shot by R. Interview set-up by “Showbiz Inside Report” ABS-CBN Channel 2. Sheath dress from Khrysta’s Collezion, of course)
Snaking on the corridor were arm-thick power cables, connecting three long indoor shooting lights, a two-camera set-up, two director’s monitors, coming out of three to four steel-lined leather crates, all being set up by a 12-man crew, with a real director pointing at shots on the monitors – this is the biggest crew that has set up a segment here. It was a professional, clock-work production — they wrote in advance to ask for an interview, got here early, finished their establishing shots and outdoor spiels on the grounds when I got in, and started setting up indoors.
It’s a new show!
A production of the show “Showbiz InsideReport” of ABS-CBN Channel 2 (free tv) is in town on the topic: cyberbullying/ celebrity twitter wars/ cybercrimes. Watch the show today, Saturday, at 2:30pm-3:30pm on Channel 2 after “Showtime”. The show premiered on Feb. 4 giving viewer the “unreported” side of stories.
One of the hosts of the show himself, Joey Marquez did the interview – he backgrounded and “pre-prod’ed” me (pre-production question-&-answer), had research data and reports in his head. I asked why it was a big production and he said it was a new tv format that’s more investigative than the rest . He was prepared and, throughout the interview itself, was serious when we talked about the crimes — throwing questions, listening intently, then following up. He lightened up in the tailend of the interview when we started talking about Facebook! And charming to the admin staff off cam.