The lockdown has put a halt on all the production work of the entertainment industry. It’s almost a month with no shoots and no fresh episodes on all television channels .Now, the makers are devising ways to shoot the television shows while staying in their respective homes.
If the actors receive their dialogues and creative briefs of the scenes well in advance, the directors can approve the shots that the actors shoot from their homes. The footage can be finally woven together and edited.
Many makers have already started using this Shoot From Home technique to create fresh episodes. Here is the list of shows that are using this technique:
Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega:
Soon, a fresh episode of Guddan will air with AJ and Guddan dealing with the lockdown on Zee TV. The makers and the creative team have written a script. The actors have shot for the same from their homes.
According to reports, the cast of the show has shot trial portions at their respective homes using their phones. Later, these independent videos will be patched, giving the feel that the actors have shot the scenes together. Apparently, the first scene they shot was a video chat between Nishant and Kanika and their family members.
This week, Choti Sardarni will air a fresh episode. All actors shot a portion, that marks the entry of a new villain in the show. at home. Meanwhile, the cast has been shooting various episodes at their homes that aired on Colors.
Hum Tum Aur Quarantine:
The comedy couple Harsh Limbacchiya and Bharti Singh have come up with a daily show called Hum Tum Aur Quarantine on Colors. The show chronicles their lives during this lockdown. Since the couple have their own production house, their team edits the footage at home, which eventually goes on air.
Neha Kakkar Show:
Zee TV is coming up with at home singing reality show, featuring the Kakkar Family. Popular singer Neha Kakkar with brother Tony Kakkar and sister Sonu Kakkar will be judging the talent show while sitting at home. The show will go on air soon.
Ye Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai:
The makers did try the format of shooting some bits for the show during lockdown, but it was only limited to some bytes and montages. The creative team felt this format will not be able to justify the scale and grandeur of the show.
Necessity is the mother of invention, and it seems that makers are inventing new ways to keep their shows going. While most of the channels are re-running old shows, it is time to think out-of-the-box and make the most of the technology.