The Newsroom

No Such Thing as the News

New BBC QI-style News programme (April 2016)

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NG
noggin Founding member
It looks like it's been shot on a bunch of static Go Pros and a couple of operated PSC style cameras all recording independently and stitched together in the edit. Which is how many video podcasts are done, and would explain the lack of racking.


They looked to be a bit better than GoPros - I suspected locked off PSC cameras (which can be racked if you can be bothered to do things properly).
SP
Steve in Pudsey
The credits listed four camera ops and an offline and online editor.
HO
House
The credits listed four camera ops and an offline and online editor.

That surprised me - I'm sure I saw only a single moving camera (the one that infrequently sought audience reaction).

I didn't think it was a bad programme by any means, but didn't get why it was commissioned by BBC News. The editing was pretty rough and abrupt in parts, too, and agree the lighting and camerawork was a little shoddy.
IS
Inspector Sands
House posted:
The credits listed four camera ops and an offline and online editor.

That surprised me - I'm sure I saw only a single moving camera (the one that infrequently sought audience reaction).

The panel were shown in pairs and individually, they also reframed when they were holding up photos etc... so they were moving.

Not that locked off cameras can always be without operators
NG
noggin Founding member
House posted:
The credits listed four camera ops and an offline and online editor.

That surprised me - I'm sure I saw only a single moving camera (the one that infrequently sought audience reaction).

I didn't think it was a bad programme by any means, but didn't get why it was commissioned by BBC News. The editing was pretty rough and abrupt in parts, too, and agree the lighting and camerawork was a little shoddy.


There were re-frames out-of-vision - with the same camera offering more than one framing.
HO
House
House posted:
The credits listed four camera ops and an offline and online editor.

That surprised me - I'm sure I saw only a single moving camera (the one that infrequently sought audience reaction).

The panel were shown in pairs and individually, they also reframed when they were holding up photos etc... so they were moving.

Not that locked off cameras can always be without operators

Oh yes, I'd forgotten about the sporadic shots of them holding up photos. I guess my point was rather more how static it all felt.

By the way, what was the bit at the end with Jane Hill? Was I missing context, or was the humour simply that she didn't know his name?
DV
dvboy
I have no idea what that bit with Jane Hill was all about.
DA
davidhorman
I think it was an attempt at slightly surreal humour that failed, probably mostly because the audience had no idea his name wasn't Bernard.
EL
elmarko
I know it's just the podcast on the telly, but really I'm glad it gets them a bigger outlet.

I'm glad the only comments are technical and not on content Smile

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