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by ProPrankster
Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Production Design & Art Department
Topic: Production Designers
Replies: 0
Views: 44714

Production Designers

Hire a great production designer. In film and television, a production designer is the person responsible for the physical overall look of a filmed event such as a TV program, video game, music video, or advertisement. Production Designers work directly with the director and producer and help determ...
by ProPrankster
Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Audio Department
Topic: Getting Good Audio from a"Mark"
Replies: 0
Views: 45532

Getting Good Audio from a"Mark"

How do you get great audio from a "mark"? It's important to have good audio from the "mark" because the "mark" is typically the star of the show and the "mark's" reactions and dialogue are usually cause for great humor. The best way to get great audio is to ge...
by ProPrankster
Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Camera Department
Topic: Choosing the "Right" Camera
Replies: 0
Views: 45283

Choosing the "Right" Camera

Producers, directors and directors of photography have so many choices of cameras, which camera is right for your project? On TRU TV's 'Fameless' prank show we decided to use the Sony F800 as our main camera package. We rented four Sony F800's outfitted with a compliment of lenses, 3 wide lenses and...
by ProPrankster
Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Camera Plots
Topic: Multi-Camera Shoots Defined
Replies: 0
Views: 44433

Multi-Camera Shoots Defined

The multiple-camera setup, multiple-camera mode of production, multi-camera or simply multicam is a method of filmmaking and video production. Several cameras—either film or professional video cameras—are employed on the set and simultaneously record or broadcast a scene. It is often contrasted with...
by ProPrankster
Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Prank Actors
Topic: Actors are Key!
Replies: 0
Views: 45284

Actors are Key!

Every prank needs great actors. Use SAG/AFTRA actors. SAG/AFTRA actors are the best. They're professional, they've worked hard and they've earned their stripes acting in some form. For the most part, SAG/AFTRA cards aren't given away. There are still a few channels that allow friends and family of p...
by ProPrankster
Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Exposed Camera Pranks
Topic: "Hidden Agenda" - A show or a genre?
Replies: 0
Views: 45224

"Hidden Agenda" - A show or a genre?

"Hidden Agenda" was an ill-fated, short-lived hidden camera reality game show in which wives secretly force their husbands to do what they want them to do; all for cash. "Hidden Agenda" is an emerging genre of reality television where the "mark" is asked to be a part of...
by ProPrankster
Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Hidden Camera Pranks
Topic: History of Hidden Camera Television Shows
Replies: 0
Views: 45958

History of Hidden Camera Television Shows

"Candid Camera" debuted 67 years ago this August, and though the show is no longer on the air, it lives on in an avalanche of copycats, having created a winning template that's still used to this day. Producers create scenarios, and hidden cameras capture reactions to those absurd situatio...
by ProPrankster
Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Prank Terminology
Topic: Defining the "Mark"
Replies: 0
Views: 47823

Defining the "Mark"

"The mark is here! The mark is here!" This is a common phrase you'll hear if you work on a prank show, but what does it mean? The "mark" is the unsuspecting person who is being pranked. Merriam-Webster online dictionary clearly defines the word mark as follows: a victim or prospe...
by ProPrankster
Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Pro Prankster Introduction
Replies: 0
Views: 120915

Pro Prankster Introduction

Welcome to, the place where professional pranksters share expert knowledge, master advice, professional insights, first rate resources and hilarious inspiration with people who want to write, produce, direct or simply learn more about top tier pranks designed to be distributed throu...