Name: Dylan Reeve
Job Title: Post Production Supervisor/Offline Editor for Shortland Street
What does your job entail?
I oversee the post-production process, but also serve as the offline editor, which means I am responsible for tweaking the pictures in the show to look right: Fixing up the colours, removing any stray equipment in shot and doing basic visual effects when necessary.
Finish this sentence: The new TV show I can’t wait to see is…
The Newsroom (from West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin).
If you could have any other job in the TV industry, what would it be?
When I was a kid I wanted to be a TV cameraman. I even saved up and bought a professional camera when I was 16. When I finally got to film school it turned out I actually found editing to be more my style.
What do you think has been the worst idea for a reality show so far?
I worked on it, so I probably shouldn’t say. The only hint I’ll offer is that it was on Sky 1 and managed to provoke quite a controversy (and some titillating rumours) at one stage.
What do you think are the biggest challenges in TV over the next three years?
The Internet. It challenges TV in many, many ways. There are questions about the form TV will take in years to come. There are also the challenges posed by piracy, and the global nature of communication about popular shows. In fact, I could go on in this way for ages – the internet will change everything when it comes to TV – we just don’t really know how.