Reality Pro Tip: The Forecast Bite


Interview content can do more than merely summarize or clarify scenework, it can also invite viewers to invest themselves in your cast members’ long-term arcs with something I’ve always called “forecast bites.”

Instead of just asking your talent how they felt when x or y happened to them, ask them how they feel an event or interaction will affect their choices and actions from that point forward.

For example, which response to an interview question engages you more?

“None of us could believe what Judy did.  She really threw the whole team under the bus.”

or

“None of us could believe what Judy did.  She really threw the whole team under the bus.  I’m definitely gonna lay out some sweet sabotage in the weeks to come, but I won’t be as obvious about it as Judy.”

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