Long and Boring Days
"Ever wonder where we do the private interviews that you see during the show? Well, we do them everywhere! The key is we always take the player far away from any other player and we take great effort to make sure nobody can ever eavesdrop on the conversation. This is where the trust between our producers and the contestants is born. They can tell us anything knowing we will never betray them. If you ever play the game, the producer on your beach will often become your most trusted confidant. Crazy, right?" - #jeffprobst #Survivor
When you’re stranded on an island with a bunch of strangers with nothing but the bare necessities, the days can seem long and boring. When we don’t see contestants doing one-on-one interviews or attending Tribal Council or participating in challenges every two or three days, their days are spent lazying around, looking for food, or just sitting around talking with other contestants. Each contestant does at least one confessional interview at day with the on-site producers, but there’s definitely a lot of useless footage that never makes it to the show after filming the contestants all day long, 24/7. Footage can easily get ruined in the humidity or from someone walking in the background of a shot.
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