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TV tips

(10 Posts)
AmberNectarine Sun 29-Jan-17 12:04:50

I will be filming for a TV show next month and need to bring several different tops (lower half unseen).

Just after some advice as to what looks good on screen in terms of colour, pattern, fabric etc.

Anyone got any tips? Cheers!

AmberNectarine Tue 31-Jan-17 22:37:21

Will NO-ONE help me??

Nettletheelf Tue 31-Jan-17 22:45:34

We need to know the TV show! Crimewatch? Loose women? Tell us it is Jeremy Kyle or Judge Rinder!!

Nettletheelf Tue 31-Jan-17 22:46:18

If it is Only Connect I will be really impressed.

Sparklingbrook Tue 31-Jan-17 22:47:27

YY depends on the show. Is it Embarrassing Bodies? If it is, something you can take off easily.

Judydreamsofhorses Tue 31-Jan-17 22:48:39

I worked as a researcher in TV as a new graduate, and we would advise people to avoid close stripes - either way - and small prints like gingham/dogtooth checks, because they can strobe on transmission. (Mainly just really distracting and annoying for viewers.) If you're part of an audience/group a bold, plain colour works best, or a print which is fairly distinctive, so leopard print instead of floral (which can look muddy unless it's very bold), for example.

I know you didn't ask about makeup, but the camera can really wash you out. Off air people like newscasters and hosts tend to look quite dramatic, whereas on screen they look "normal".

AmberNectarine Tue 31-Jan-17 23:08:23

It's a game show involving a big clock.

AmberNectarine Tue 31-Jan-17 23:09:35

Thanks Judy, that's really helpful. My make up is generally quite dramatic at the best of times so I should hopefully fare ok!

Judydreamsofhorses Tue 31-Jan-17 23:14:59

Basically avoid anything that could be described as "ditsy". And also it will be very hot. Accept all offers of powder, and don't wear anything that could have visible sweat patches.

YakiUdonYumYum Tue 31-Jan-17 23:30:10

This show with a big clock, is the studio blue and white themed? Don't wear that shade of blue... and good luck! How exciting.

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