The singles meet up every day in the darkroom — first as a group, then one on one. And of course, all of their experiences are discussed in detail in each side of the house, with rivalries flaring up when two people set their sights on the same person.
After several days of meeting others in the darkroom, the participants select the one member of the opposite sex that they want to see revealed in the light.
A separate infrared camera films the person on the dark side's reaction; the two images are combined in post-production.
This is done, in part, by using video editing software to fade the infrared image of the person being revealed to black before they are illuminated, then seamlessly showing the color image of the person being revealed as it is faded in and out.
After the one-on-one dates, each contestant can choose to invite another that they wish to see.
The contestants enter the dark room for the final time and are revealed to each other one at a time.
Hosted by Rossi Moreale, the ABC reality series debuted last summer, paired with the alphabet network’s Bachelor series.
The show follows trios of men and women who meet and get to know one another in a totally dark room.
A color camera films from the dark side of the mirror while the other is illuminated on the other side.
In each episode, three single men and three single women move into a house together.