No one has attempted an online reality show of such complexity, and this is certainly the first photography reality show on the Internet.
Hong Kong (PRWEB) August 19, 2011
DigitalRev TV launches this week the first YouTube exclusive reality series about photography, searching for young and talented photographers on the Internet. Sixteen contestants from all over the world will compete for the title of "Internet's Most Talented Photographer (IMTP)", and a trip to Hong Kong where DigitalRev TV is located.
Produced by DigitalRev TV, currently the most popular photography show online in term of views and subscribers, the reality series' first episode received over 44,000 views just two days after it was launched on YouTube. Richard Yu, the executive producer of DigitalRev TV and the reality series, described the IMTP show as "first of its kind on the Internet". “No one has attempted an online reality show of such complexity, and this is certainly the first photography reality show on the Internet”, Yu elaborated. "Lots of young people learnt photography from the Internet, so this show is all about searching for talented young photographers of the Internet generation", said Kai Man Wong, the co-producer and presenter of the show.
The show's production made full use of the Internet. The production team never left the studio, but was able to produce a show with contestants located all over the world. "The Internet has really enabled new media show to be produced close to TV quality but with 1% of the budget", said Richard Yu on the launch event hosted in DigitalRev TV's studio, "you cannot imagining having a high definition show that involves multiple locations like the US, UK, Germany, Russia, Latvia, Jamaica, produced on just one computer without having to leave your desk”.
The reality series has received some very positive reviews so far. YouTube user orochi316 said “This (show) is more interesting than American idol.” Calling the show “amazing”, YouTube user vluu80 said that it was “great to see everyone's approaches to the challenge” and the first episode has got his “creative juice flowing”. However some criticized the contestants for being overly “arty”, making their final results more difficult to interpret than necessary.
The first season of the series will last for around 10 episodes, before the winner is chosen and given a return flight ticket to Hong Kong, 5 star hotel accommodation, a brand new digital SLR camera, US$1,000 spending money and a chance to meet the DigitalRev TV crew.