Behind the Scenes Secrets of “Survivor”

The hit show “Survivor” has remained so from such a successful production crew. Literally hundreds of people make up the crew used to produce what is seen on the screen. Here are seven behind the scene facts you may find shocking.


The producers choose and purchase the cast’s clothing.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur

How is it that the two tribes on “Survivor San Juan Del Sur” wore clothes that matched their tribe colors? Is it a coincidence? Not hardly. Survivor rulebook states that clothing brought to location must be pre-approved even though this is not how it works. It is designed by producers to put clothing on cast members to easily portray the roles they were hired to fill. Some of the clothes the cast members wear on screen, they may not even wear normally.


The aerial footage shot is not actually of the Survivors


The challenges are often shown from helicopter view but, there is no helicopter in sight from the ground cameras. The reason being is the aerial view is actually shot days later. The stand ins from the Dream Team are used who are the ones who actually test the challenges. They wear similar clothing to look like the contestants. This was revealed on “Survivor The Australian Outback”, a fact easily to be forgotten as it only is meant to represent how the challenge looks. The ground cameras record the actual challenge done by contestants.


The cast does not walk between camps and challenges


The contestants may look like they are leaving on foot. They are actually picked up by a van with blacked out windows or a boat depending on location. The amount of terrain they cover is so large walking is not a possibility. There are several miles between locations.


The cast examines the challenges before recording

Survivor Challenge

Both teams of contestants walk through the challenges asking any questions they have to challenge producer John Kirhoffer and Jeff Probst. They are joined by someone from CBS’s standards and practices, to make sure the challenge is fair. The challenge is only aired when its been tested and looks its best on camera.


The space is limited to tribes


The two tribes are able to walk around and explore the area around their camps or beaches. They do have a stopping point though, production needs an area for storing equipment used, cooking and eating, and resting in cots. Sometimes the tribes can be just down the river from each other just like “Survivor Tocantins”.


Family members of contestants have to sign releases
The immediate family members of “Survivor” contestants must sign a contract limiting what can be said about the show. They also have to sign a contract about appearance and liability.

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Vizio M-Series 2016

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