Visual Investigation – ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’

The set for ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ has changed a lot over the years, but it always seems to follow a similar pattern. The set is never over complicated, as well as this it revolves heavily around the lighting as it helps create an atmosphere. For example if a contestant gets a question wrong then all the lights could suddenly flash and turn red, as well as this the lights could lighten/darken to show that the contestant is running oWho wants to be a millionaire setut of time, it is smaller details like this that really help. The set is also always made to look quite futuristic, having such a colourful layout makes the show much more interesting to watch. Who Wants to be a Millionaire is set out in a circle, around the edge of half the circle is the audiences seating. Dividing the audience is the walkway for the contestants and host which then leads onto the centred¬†focus point where the game takes place. The set is laid out very well as everything is focused into the centre, the audiences seats, the lights, the cameras. Another reason as to why it works so well. The cameras in this set are positioned only facing the audience, the different cameras use a number of different shot types from panning, zooming in, establishing shots etc. During the show the camera is constantly zoomed in on the host and contestant, with occasional shots of the set and audience.wwtbamshit moodboard thingy

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