IT'S A GREAT BIG WORLD
Until very recently, the troubles about to beset the Hughes and Snyders of Midwest soap opera mecca Oakdale were largely confined to the indoors. TeleNext Media in New York City, longtime production company for the daytime drama “As the World Turns,” limited exterior work to once or twice a year because of logistics and expense.
However, last year TeleNext Media purchased three Panasonic AG-HVX200 P2 HD handheld camcorders, which now make it easier and more affordable for producers to expand the time it spends shooting outside the studio.
A typical workday may now encompass up to five locations, with two camera operators shooting throughout the New York metropolitan area, said Kelsey Hunt, TeleNext Media digital producer. The hills and dales of Staten Island, Long Island and New Jersey stand in for Oakdale’s suburban environs, while Brooklyn is a credible substitute for Chicago, the big city closest to the fictional Oakdale.
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