CNN Reporters pretend to have a conversation "via satellite"



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    CNN reporters Ashleigh Banfield and Nancy Grace are actually standing 30 feet apart in the same parking lot.



  • I don't think either of them are actually in that parking lot, but instead pasted onto a random background.

    Is there the actual video section? Or do we have to make do with these bigfoot/ufo quality gifs?

    I know that a strong fill light (that's a thing you can use when you're photographing something an dhave all those fancy gagdets like a camera) can provide the illusion that a person is pasted-on when it's really there, so... Need more info.



  • You've got to admit that, regardless of whether they're physically there or not, that's quite a coincidence is choice of background:




  • Our local FOX affiliate (they were an indy until they went to The Dark Side . . . meh . . .) has their [url="http://www.kptv.com/"]"FOX 12 Mobile Newsroom"[/url], which frequently means they're standing outside in the parking lot with the surroundings obscured by the close-up of the reporter against the van.  When they're actually on site of a story, they show the actual location -- NE Portland, Canby, etc.  In [url=http://www.kptv.com/video?clipId=8853968&autostart=true]this story[/url] as an example they just identify it as being in the "FOX 12 Mobile Newsroom."



  •  Toronto's news & weather radio station pretty much cums themselves whenever Weather Canada announces any weather that's even the slightest bit out of normal. They bust open the EXTREME WEATHER CENTRE and have INDEPTH TEAM COVERAGE!!!!

    A local blogged got the [url="http://www.torontomike.com/2011/02/680_news_storm_centre_exposed_1.html"]inside scoop[/url] about THE EXTREEEEM WEATHER CENTRE, which basically boiled down to an intern at a desk reading Weather Canada's site:

    @TorontoMike said:

    Setting up the storm centre basically entails somebody telling me,
    "Simpson, you're on standby for Storm Centre tomorrow." ... I say, "It's not even snowing. The Weather
    Network says we're only getting 5cm." They say "Well, it's hit Chicago
    and they've cancelled a ton of flights. Come on in, you're our man."

    ...

    There's no time to run back and forth into and out of the control room,
    so I sit at a desk (the proverbial "Storm Centre") ...and broadcast from there, getting up now and then for fluid
    management.

    ...

    So I sit there at the desk, and every half hour they throw to me, I read
    a sponsor or two, and try to tell it like it is .... sometimes it's a
    brain-bending five-hour whirlwind of bus cancellations and school
    closures ... most days I end up saying "Well, there's no big storm here ... but if
    you're travelling by air, you're screwed." I would rather be the voice
    of "everything's fine, get out and live your lives!" than the voice of
    doom and gloom when there's nothing to freak out about. 

    ...

    keeping listeners "in a state of fear" is a terrible thing to do. I also
    don't like "neighbourhoods in a state of shock" or "outraged residents"
    or such things.




  • @nonpartisan said:

    which frequently means they're standing outside in the parking lot with the surroundings obscured by the close-up of the reporter against the van.
    I've never understood this idea that they have to show a reporter "at the scene" even though it contributes nothing of value.  You see this a lot whenever they are reporting on something having to do with the government.  They cut to a reporter who is standing there with the White House or Capitol Building in the background, and the reporter recites a couple of sentences that could just as easily have been recited by one of the people in the studio. Somehow there's this idea that it's more meaningful or important that way.



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    so I sit at a desk (the proverbial "Storm Centre") ...and broadcast from there, getting up now and then for fluid
    management.
    Is "fluid
    management" anything like semen abatement?


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    @El_Heffe said:

    @nonpartisan said:

    which frequently means they're standing outside in the parking lot with the surroundings obscured by the close-up of the reporter against the van.
    I've never understood this idea that they have to show a reporter "at the scene" even though it contributes nothing of value.  You see this a lot whenever they are reporting on something having to do with the government.  They cut to a reporter who is standing there with the White House or Capitol Building in the background, and the reporter recites a couple of sentences that could just as easily have been recited by one of the people in the studio. Somehow there's this idea that it's more meaningful or important that way.

    It's more fun when they report from the fringe of a hurricane.



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @nonpartisan said:

    which frequently means they're standing outside in the parking lot with the surroundings obscured by the close-up of the reporter against the van.
    I've never understood this idea that they have to show a reporter "at the scene" even though it contributes nothing of value.  You see this a lot whenever they are reporting on something having to do with the government.  They cut to a reporter who is standing there with the White House or Capitol Building in the background, and the reporter recites a couple of sentences that could just as easily have been recited by one of the people in the studio. Somehow there's this idea that it's more meaningful or important that way.

    It adds visual context.  It also gets a different reporter talking without having to share studio space.  But to joe.edwards' comment, I think they're frickin' crazy to be standing on the beach during a hurricane.

     



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @Lorne Kates said:

    so I sit at a desk (the proverbial "Storm Centre") ...and broadcast from there, getting up now and then for fluid
    management.
    Is "fluid
    management" anything like semen abatement?

    [url=http://www.kptv.com/story/22251156/man-accused-of-lewd-acts-on-trimet-bus]Hmmmm, fluid management indeed . . .[/url]

     


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