With the world being locked down during the pandemic, how do you safely film Katie Couric and an award recipient from Nigeria together in the same room? You’d never guess it from looking at what aired on NBC, but Katie was filmed on a green screen in a studio in NYC and Temie Giwa-Tubusun was filmed on another green screen in Lagos, Nigeria. The interview was conducted in real time via a video chat on monitors set up next to each talent. Three cameras for each interview, matching eye lines, matching chairs and some magic in post created an immersive digital environment where viewers saw Katie and Temie chatting as though they were in the same room…rather than 5000 miles apart.
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