The challenges of making ‘Catfish’ from home

Hosts Nev Schulman and Kamie Crawford talk about taking their MTV reality show virtual, Nev’s “DWTS” performance and Kamie’s COVID-19 recovery.
5:20 | 09/17/20

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In times of self-quarantine and social distancing we know a lot more people are turning online to find a connection. How do you know if the person you're talking with is actually who they say they are? That's exactly what our next guests get to the bottom of on "Catfish" the TV show. Check it out. Za is talking to Jada. They're in love, but za is married. Is that her? Her name is Jada. Entanglement. She said I don't want to do this, but I will. What's happening? Can you hear us? Come to the camera. Oh, all right. I'm intrigued. Joining me now are the hosts of the show Nev Schulman and kamie Crawford. Thank you both for being with us. Hi. We have to know how you're feeling, kamie. You had covid in March. How are you doing today? It was really rough. At the time I had it there was no news except for bad news. Everything I was receiving -- I was really working myself up which I think made my symptoms worse. I didn't have the traditional symptoms that people say if you have covid. You have dry cough. I had a wet cough. There were a lot of things that were off. I didn't have a fever. It's just important to know that covid is not a one size fits all illness. To make sure you're taking every possible precaution, like I was, but just be even more safe. I know. It's serious. We're so glad you recovered and are doing well. We're certainly happy to hear Thank you. Nev, you've been with the show since its inception. You are now having to work remotely and go entirely virtual. What are some of the obstacles that have presented given the new parameters? Well, I think the biggest obstacle was the technology. We've all now become very familiar with zoom and all the other video conferencing things. There were a lot of hurdles we had to figure out how to navigate. Not only do we have people around the country that have to be talking to each other, we have to be recording the screens and making sure the audio is going through our Mikes and being able to sync that. There's a lot of technical stuff. In a way it made the show easier to make as well. We didn't have to book flights or hotels and get rental cars. It streamlined the process a bit. After the first one, we figured it out and got all our tech lined up and so far it's gone really well. Everything you're showing viewers is more pertinent now than ever. Kamie, you officially joined the show as co-host this season. Congratulations for that. Thank you. What would you say is the number one tip you learned to avoid being catfished? Especially while we're all online these days. I think now, you know especially, there's a lot of free time. I know we have our essential workers and we're working. People are working. You do have more free time to be able to hop on video chat or just get on a phone call and talk to someone. I think my best tip is if the person is not willing to hop on a video call or phone call within the first two to three weeks, I would even give them three weeks, then you might need to find another option. Probably not the person you think they are. You need to see that face to go along with all the other information you're being sold. Nev, we have to talk to you about "Dancing with the stars." You had your very first performance this week. You received one of the top three scores. Yes, I see the fist pump. How are you feeling going into week two? Very, very sore. I mean, we started rehearsing last night our next routine. It's a super different style of dance. It's a lot of weight transfers and hips. I mean, I am hurting. It's so much fun. I mean, I really -- I can't stop smiling and going over the dance and hearing the music and just letting the whole experience take over my body and I am loving it. That's so cool. Kamie, if you were to judge Nev's performance, what would you say? What would you tell him he needs to improve on? I would say 10-10. I'm not biased at all. I thought he did amazing. My mom and I were talking about how great he did. I'm just excited to see how free he's moving and everything. I watched -- he sent me the performance. I got a sneak peek of what it's going to look like. It's incredible. He looks amazing. My only tip is to give me a shout out. That's it. Other than that, you're doing great. Thank you so much for being with us. We're rooting for you, Nev, every step of the way. We appreciate your time today. We can't thank you enough. Thank you. Thank you guys. Check out "Catfish" Wednesday nights on mtv. There's a lot more ahead.

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