Amazing Race cast was filmed in front of blue screens for the opening titles.

Amazing Race cast was filmed in front of blue screens for the opening titles.
Ever wonder how the opening sequence and other packaging for The Amazing Race was created? Design in Motion looks at the process of creating the show’s opening titles. Among the revelations: For most of the cast footage, the cast members were filmed in front of a blue screen, and then digitally enhanced backgrounds were added later so as not to give away any of the locations; sometimes, the production company “had to fabricate the look they needed.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.