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Sat Mar 25, 2017, 12:33 AM

My only complaint about TRMS and Chuck's interview tonight,

comes from an old time audio visual/stage/studio lighting and film photographer/cinematographer/videographer geek. The up lighting on the desk needs to be subdued a bit. I suppose someone decided to highlight Rachels hand movements but when she's at rest or making a gesture that builds from the bottom to the top and when her hands are inches from the desk they're way over lit and the highlights are whited out which can be easily corrected. The add revenue increase that her show generates unfortunately increases the add time. That is my only other complaint, or two, of her show.

I hear Rachel Maddow monitors DU so maybe she'll think about hiring a 64 year old Californian as a staging/lighting/audio/visual intern so I can correct what triggers the OCD in people like me. I don't even want to get into my reaction to scene continuity in movies because I don't want to get the shakes again! Or maybe that's another opportunity for another internship if Mel Brooks ever decides to make another movie! (This is my attempt at humor about a real affliction that people deal with every and I'm sympathetic to and deal with it personally everyday. I feel that humor builds bridges).

Rambling on...the content of her show and her interview with Chuck tonight was riveting...except for the hands (OMSM) Spaghetti Monster!

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Response to LompocDem (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 12:37 AM

1. I've been noticing lately that she seems to be lit very brightly

She just hasn't looked the same. It's a little other worldy. I'm glad you posted, thx.

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Response to LompocDem (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 12:44 AM

2. She's getting the best ratings of her life right now so I think she's cool with the lighting.

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Response to LompocDem (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 12:47 AM

3. I was thinking it is the subject matter... lately quite radioactive.

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Response to LompocDem (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 01:06 AM

4. She was going to send someone to pick you up but those signs where you live say that's a no-no

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Response to LompocDem (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 01:06 AM

5. Have a link?

Where I could see an example?

I am a 30+ year broadcast TV veteran. I have certifications in television lighting by Kleigl and I.M. Ferrentino and Assoc. back in the day.

Lighting is quite an art and these days done pretty badly. Lighting directors at the networks were usually paid six figure salaries. These days sometimes I don't even know if they still have them. I know one of the big changes is that studio lighting has changed. The use of florescents to cut down on the cost of power usage and lamp replacement has been adopted by a lot of TV stations. That and the change over from SD to HD has changed the expectations of how quality lighting should look...mostly it's to pour enough light on to have the HD cameras (that require more light) make level. Not to mention the fact the floor crew isn't expected to know how to light.


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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 02:34 AM

7. I was never in your league.

Thanks for this. You obviously know the biz. Cost is always a factor in daily TV. I guess my bitch is that a successful production can and should try to correct these distractions...but like I said...I'm kind a geek, and an opinionated one at that.

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Response to LompocDem (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 02:09 AM

6. I did note that Schumer

was hit with a lot of light. Don't usually notice such things but that did register with me.

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Response to LompocDem (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 02:37 AM

8. OMG! Have you noticed that television has sped up the "Bourne" movies to the point of nausea? TELL

 

ME I'M NOT ALONE IN SEEING THIS!

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