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Apple Byte: Apple Byte: Behind the scenes
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Apple Byte: Apple Byte: Behind the scenes

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Brian and the crew give you an inside look into what it takes to make one of CNET's most-popular shows.

-So, you wanna know what we do here. You know, how we make the sausage at CNET TV. Well, I'll tell you what the first ingredient is dedication. I'm the first one here at work everyday. If you remember the last time someone was here before me and all I do is I wake up, I check out the news, check out all the latest information because it's really up to me remind you guys with the stories that you care about. Hey, do you guys hear Ricky Martin is gonna adopt? -So, we have this meeting. It's a mandatory meeting but Brian says we can bring some of our ideas- -That was awesome guys. That was awesome, yeah. -He doesn't have any good ideas. They're all lame and the T-Pain one was totally my idea. He stole it. But if you ask him, he'll deny it. -Paper toss, that was my idea. -[unk], you think he could have come up with that idea? -Oh yeah, Love Link. That was all mine. I thought that thing, well, wait a minute. No, the last scene, that was Brian. -I just really like to create a safe place where every idea is a good idea. -No. No. Stupid. -There is no I in team you've heard that. But if you switch the letters around, it spells meat and meat's the number one ingredient in sausage. -Our son Brian is very special to me because when he was a baby, I dropped him on his head. -Yeah, special. -Very special. -Very special. -I'm a professional. I'd been doing this kind of work for years. The lights, the backdrop, everything has to be perfect. -There you go. It's up. -Nice. -Yeah. -Give me the tube. -I'm so excited to be part of the CNET team. It's been like a dream like come true. I've been watching CNET since I was a kid and like I'm such a big fan of the Apple Byte. I can't even put it into words sometimes. -You know, why don't you clear that last button and I'll put my brown ones next. I'm working with professionals here, but I won't expect anything less. I have the utmost confidence in my team. -Focusing the light. I think they got it. How does that look? -That's pretty good. -In a lot of ways, Brian Tong is great to work with because of his addiction to the teleprompter. As long as you put the words in there, he will be able to regurgitate them. -That's gonna do it for this week's show. I'm Brian Tong and we'll catch you guys next time for another bite of the- Alright, let's go guys. That's a wrap. -Yeah. It doesn't really make sense. Brian's being doing this for a long time and he just hasn't really gotten better. -Welcome to the Apple Byte for all the good and bad inside the world of Apple. Guess what's coming the next few months. I guess it starts with an I. -I don't think you understand. I see Brian when I walk in, in the morning every shoot, have to stare at him while I edit. Every time I turn a corner, he's just there. -Hey dude, dude. I almost missed you. Do you wanna go get something to eat? It's the end of the day. Let's go. -Production-wise, I'm kind of like a- I'm kind of a one-man band. Yeah, I shoot, edit. That's one thing I'm really proud of, you know. I just get the job done. -How we doing under there, bonito? -On track, Mr. Nunez. -I'm part of such an amazing team here and like they have respect for me. They appreciate my work and I feel like I can contribute so much to the- -62 to 53. Mr. Tong's up. -Why, thank you kindly. -Sometimes, you get this feeling like, "Yeah! I was made to do this. I was born to do this." And I just feel like our entire team pours their heart and soul in this project and we all take a lot of pride in what we do. -Touche. -Yeah! I feel really lucky to work here in the Apple Byte. All my life, you know, I've had a dream of being an action photographer, and using that camera to capture sports and athletics and moving objects and exciting adventurous things. And now, look at me, taking pictures of Brian Tong pointing at an iPhone, week after week, month after month. What have I become? -I just gonna say I'm really proud. You did a lot this year and I'm happy to represent for my team. -For the last 20 years, I've worked as a professional television news photographer. I've been around the world. I've been around the country. I've seen people in so much pain, so much misery, and I can't even begin to tell you how hard it is to work with Brian Tong. -At the end of the day, it's just great to watch a final product that all of us can be proud of and just say to ourselves as a team, as one group, "Yeah, I did something special." What's happening? I'm Brian Tong and welcome to a little show we call the Apple Byte for all the good and bad inside the world of Apple.

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