I'm from the UK and I am not really a fan of the show but watch some of the other daytime soaps on You Tube but when I saw the coverage about this new production model, I thought that I would look at some footage before the change and some afterwards.
I like most things about daytime soaps but two things that I am not keen on are when they have multiple re-casts of a character and also when they shoot exterior sequences in the studio and it is obvious that this is the case.
I watched Guiding Light - think it is Main Street? - when it was in the studio and now I have seen the new outdoor scenes and I think the outdoor scenes are more favourable and I dont know if it is the way it shows on You Tube but the show now looks like the videotape has been processed to give it the 'filmic look'.
Anyway, I have seen things on sites about fans not being happy and whilst I have said that exteriors are better than faking them and the indoor sets look real instead of studio based, I cannot figure out why they shoot without a tripod and the dialogue doesnt seem as audible as it could be.
I have just finished a course at college for film-making and setting up a tripod takes no time and good sound equipment and tripods are not that expensive (especially not for a professional tv company) but the shows chiefs are saying it is to cut costs.
Just wondered what peoples views are and if they feel the bosses are cutting costs too much?