Going behind the scenes
Planet Earth, X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. Simon Smith is joined by a panel of experts to discuss the art of creating behind the scenes programmes on a range of formats.
Now, more than ever before, audiences are used to getting instant access to information on the subjects they’re passionate about. With barriers between traditional broadcasters and viewers disappearing, the craft of producing a behind the scenes offering has to constantly evolve if it’s to stay relevant.
"Think about how a fan would think about it, and bring it to life." – Alex McLeod
So how do you create that balance between producing an insight that audiences will love without patronising them or ruining the magic?
Steve Saul is a writer, social media producer and self shooter who’s been responsible for providing backstage content for shows such as Britain’s Got Talent, X Factor, The Magicians and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.