Radio studios on TV don't really work well. Camera angles have to be compromised because of the equipment and big microphones tend to cover up people's faces.
Have you not seen The AM Show in NZ? Their set has all the necessary radio equipment, yet it’s all very non obtrusive.
That looks very much like a radio studio that was designed to be seen on TV as well. I'm talking about taking an existing radio studio that wasn't built for TV in mind and then putting it on TV.
Yes. For a look at how it can be done - and yet, get it wrong. RTE News Now.
Morning Ireland (RTE Radio 1's version of BBC Radio Four's 'Today', is a good example of how it should look on television. Wide shots, and not too close 'head and shoulders' shots for guest contributers. All static cameras, and whilst it could do with some live name astons - especially on a DTL two way with a named RTE Radio reporter on location, it generally gets it right.
To get it wrong, look at RTE News Now and the simlecast of RTE Radio 1's The Late Debate. Very small studio, numerous contributers in the studio, static webcam/Go-pro cameras placed in the middle of the studio table, leading to some very 'odd' angles where the viewer feels like they are really in the contributers face.
The other way of doing radio right, was MSNBC's (and before this, occasionally C-SPAN) simlcast of 66 WFAN's Imus In the Morning. Robotic and static cameras - two of which were on a rail suspended from the ceiling, which added movement to the shots - welcome during long responses by the interviewees on the phone.
Also the same set up was used later in the day by the YES Network for their simlcast of the 'Mike & The Mad Dog' afternoon drive programme.
Examples found here
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