Behind-the-Scenes Footage of 60 Minutes' Hidden-Camera Technology


60 Minutes' staffers have long been the masters of the hidden camera. In the video above, they break down all the cameras they used to get the shots they needed for a surprise interview with a guy purporting to sell stem cell treatments in Ecuador. In the two days preceding the interview, they set up several hidden cameras including one in a lamp, another in a purse, and another in a printer. All of the cameras were controllable by operators in an adjacent hotel suite there in Boca Raton.

If you ever wanted to know how to set up a broadcast-quality video sting operation, this is the behind-the-scenes video for you.

Presented by

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Confessions of Moms Around the World

A global look at the hardest and best job ever

Video

A Stop-Motion Tour of New York City

A filmmaker animated hundreds of still photographs to create this Big Apple flip book

Video

The Absurd Psychology of Restaurant Menus

Would people eat healthier if celery was called "cool celery?"

Video

This Japanese Inn Has Been Open for 1,300 Years

It's one of the oldest family businesses in the world.

More in Technology

Just In