Updated: Aug 22
Unveiling the Blockbuster Magic: Behind the Scenes of 'Rental Rewind' Season 1
Have you ever wondered what it takes to bring your favorite TV shows to life? The magic that unfolds behind the scenes is often as captivating as the final product itself. In this blog, we take you on an exclusive journey into the making of Season 1 of "Rental Rewind" – a movie trivia game show that's bound to keep you at the edge of your seat.
From tracking down vintage VHS tapes to crafting mind-bending questions and constructing a nostalgic Blockbuster-inspired set, this is a behind-the-scenes tale of creativity, challenges, and a whirlwind production timeline that nearly ended a company.
The Quest for VHS Treasures
When the idea for "Rental Rewind" was born, little did we know that hunting down thousands of VHS tapes would become one of our most exhilarating challenges. From scouring garage sales to connecting with collectors across Airdrie, AB, the journey to find an impressive selection of classic movies was a labor of love. Each VHS tape held its own story, we were determined to give them a new life on the show.
“ Each VHS tape held its own story, we were determined to give them a new life on the show.”
Crafting the Ultimate Trivia Experience
Developing hundreds of questions for our movie trivia game show was an adventure in itself. Our team of dedicated enthusiasts delved into the world of cinema, curating questions that spanned genres, decades, and even obscure film facts. The goal was to entertain, challenge, and transport our contestants – and viewers – into a world of cinematic wonder. Hours were spent fine-tuning questions, ensuring they struck the perfect balance between fun and difficulty.
From Warehouse to Blockbuster
Perhaps one of the most visually striking aspects of "Rental Rewind" was the creation of a full-fledged Blockbuster store right in the heart of a warehouse. Recreating the iconic blue and yellow aesthetic, complete with rows of VHS tapes and neon signage, was a laborious yet exhilarating process. Our set designers worked tirelessly to capture the essence of a bygone era, immersing contestants and viewers alike in a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
Initially we ventured to find a space that could turn into a Blockbuster and we found an empty warehouse beside a Sophia's Pizza & Candy Store. What's better than that? So we got to work.
And in no time we had the beige walls blasted yellow, and blue and fully constructed contestant benches and podium. We were ready to call on contestants and begin production.
Lights, Cameras, Action – in Record Time
As the clock ticked away, the pressure was on to bring our vision to life in less than a month. From auditions to rehearsals, our production team worked tirelessly to ensure that every detail was perfect. Filming days were a whirlwind of energy, with contestants battling it out in an atmosphere charged with excitement and friendly competition.
Our crew's dedication and passion shone through as they orchestrated seamless transitions, captured compelling moments, and embraced the adrenaline of live production.
The Power of Collective Creativity
The journey of creating "Rental Rewind" was a testament to the power of collaboration, creativity, and perseverance. Every member of our team brought their unique skills and passions to the table, turning challenges into opportunities for innovation. From the VHS tape treasure hunt to the final countdown on set, this experience showcased the magic that happens when individuals come together to turn an idea into reality.
Rental Rewind Season 1
As we put the finishing touches on Season 1 of "Rental Rewind," we're thrilled to share this behind-the-scenes glimpse into the whirlwind journey that brought the show to life. The dedication, hard work, and passion that went into every aspect of the production is a testament to our commitment to providing audiences with an unforgettable viewing experience. Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of movie trivia, nostalgia, and entertainment like never before. The big premiere is just around the corner – grab your popcorn and get ready to hit "play" on a brand new adventure!
If you're interested in seeing the show you can check it out on YouTube or on Telus Optik TV.