Tuesday, August 28, 2012

How reporters use hidden cameras

This is fascinating to watch. Here’s how 60 Minutes recently set up a hidden camera shoot. Like CBS News, we rarely use hidden cameras .

When we do use hidden cameras, I must explain to my bosses why we can't get the video or interview with as much quality, any other way. We have many, many discussions that often last hours.

We discuss everything from how we'll set up the scene, to what happens when something goes wrong, to what we'll do if the person comes at us swinging.

I've never done a hidden camera shoot where my heart isn't pounding to the point where I feel everyone can hear it. I'm always nervous.