The 2020 MTV VMAs are technically airing “dwell” on Sunday night time, however in actuality, they are not truly dwell this 12 months. As a result of restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic, the normally big, dwell ceremony and night time of performances could not occur because it normally does, and reportedly, MTV’s resolution was to place collectively a broadcast assembled from pre-filmed footage – together with the awards themselves.
The vast majority of the present was filmed forward of time in New York Metropolis. Anybody touring into New York to movie performances or different content material needed to quarantine for 3 to 4 days earlier than their scheduled filming time slot, and all crew on the set had been additionally steadily examined for the virus so as to adjust to CDC suggestions. For artists who did not wish to fly into New York or had been unable to, MTV helped them movie from Los Angeles utilizing inexperienced screens to make it seem they had been mixing into the New York units.
“Performers in Los Angeles had been all shot in-studio on a inexperienced display screen. Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Girl Gaga, Doja Cat all shot theirs on a display screen to make it appear to be they had been in New York however they by no means got here right here,” a supply instructed Web page Six.
It is reportedly not simply the performances that had been filmed forward of time. All of the issues we would consider as being “dwell” for a standard award present, like “pink carpet” interviews, had been additionally pre-filmed and packaged upfront. Even the awards themselves (and the acceptance speeches!) had been pre-filmed throughout these fastidiously choreographed and quarantined manufacturing bubbles. It is sensible, particularly for a production-heavy present just like the VMAs, that any type of dwell present would merely not be possible with the social distancing nonetheless beneficial for security throughout the pandemic. As a substitute of dwell numbers from dwelling rooms and residential studios, MTV opted to search out the most secure approach doable to nonetheless deliver main manufacturing values, and sacrificing “dwell” looks as if an OK worth to pay!
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