‘KUWTK’: How Kim Kardashian West and Her Sisters Are Filming New Episodes During Quarantine

by Jeremy Spirogis
KUWTK Season 18

Season 18 of Keeping Up with the Kardashians is in full swing. After Kim Kardashian West revealed that she and her sisters can be taking pictures the finale individually in quarantine, followers had been curious as to how they had been going to tug it off. 

Here’s how new episodes of KUWTK are being filmed based on the present’s govt producer Farnaz Farjam. 

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‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ is being filmed on cell telephones

Farjam defined to Elle how she initially deliberate to have everybody within the Kardashian-Jenner household domesticate footage on their cell telephones. After being uploaded to a shared album, Farjam and her modifying group would work their magic.

Farjam shortly realized that plan wasn’t going to work. “As we [saw footage come in], I was like, ‘People are going to get sick of seeing this [poor quality] footage like this,’” the producer stated. “We needed to get them proper interview spaces.” 

To get hold of higher footage, Farjam introduced in a director of images and a technician who safely (precautionary hazmat go well with and all) configured brightly-lit rooms and cell-phone tripods in Kardashian West’s and Khloé Kardashian’s properties. 

There have been some technical difficulties 

Typically, expert digital camera crews are tasked with filming the footage that makes KUWTK so attention-grabbing. Now, that duty is within the palms of the Kardashian-Jenner clan. According to Farjam, they’re nonetheless working via a number of the technical hassles. “Sometimes you’ll hear [one of] them mumbling under their breath, ‘Who knew a camera person’s job would be so hard?!’” Farjam shared. But that’s exactly the sort of footage Farjam is searching for. “That’s gold. That’s stuff we want to include in the show.”

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Multiple telephones have been used to assemble footage for the rest of season 18. Each Monday, showrunners drop off new telephones to file for that week and choose up those used to movie the week prior. Farjam stated every cellphone has a median of 16 hours of footage — which is simply sufficient for the editors to create storylines. 

New ‘KUWTK’ episodes gained’t be as eye-opening

Farjam defined how the remaining episodes this season gained’t be as intimate as episodes previous. For instance, “if Kris gets annoyed and walks out of the camera angle, it’s not like we can follow her and continue shooting,” she stated. “She has to come back onto the screen and explain [why she walked away].”

The remainder of season 18 can be “less fly-on-the-wall,” based on Farjam. Despite having much less footage to work with, Farjam nonetheless guarantees an attention-grabbing conclusion to the season. “Because this is the Kardashians and they’re entertaining regardless, it will be a fun watch for people.”

What to anticipate within the remaining episodes of ‘KUWTK’ Season 18

With all the footage the truth tv doyennes have captured on their very own, followers can look ahead to confessionals shot on tripods, recorded Zoom periods of household dinners, and a minimum of two full episodes made up completely of spliced collectively quarantine footage. 

Farjam stated to anticipate extra drama through the the rest of season 18, too. “Right before quarantine, we had a couple family members that weren’t seeing eye to eye on something,” Farjam defined. “I can’t give away who, but they end up coming together during quarantine, and it’s really sweet.”

Tune in to Keeping Up with the Kardashians Thursday nights on E!  

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