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AlexS715 posts since 19 Oct 2016
Central (East) Midlands Today
Likewise, this great Twitter thread from earlier in the year about where in the world the presenters of MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' are presenting from - both in front of Washington DC backdrops but actually from a home studio in Florida!




Again, the two presenters were believed to be sat next to each other, but the makeshift nature of the 'set' meant there was no space for a twoshot!

IIRC the first time Katty Kay was in London for the final edition of the original run of 100 days (as it was then called) the opening sequence was presented in the usual split screen formatt despite Christian and Katty being sat next to each other.
Critique3,166 posts since 9 Aug 2009
Anglia (East) Look East
Indeed, although IIRC they did this as a joke rather than presenting the programme for weeks on end as such. After the titles I think Katty did the usual 'I'm Katty Kay in London, Christian Fraser is in...' and then the camera pulled away to reveal he was sat right next to her!
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WW Update4,704 posts since 6 Feb 2007
Here's an interesting transition from the anchor to the reporter from way back in 1978:

https://youtu.be/3d8Xc-3fh_E?t=280

I suppose it's an early implementation of this idea:

Am surprised really that no news programme, to my knowledge at least, has opted to use their virtual studios to put the news anchor into the location to appear to talk directly to the reporter.
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elmarko1,021 posts since 27 Jul 2010
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Here's an interesting transition from the anchor to the reporter from way back in 1978:

https://youtu.be/3d8Xc-3fh_E?t=280

I suppose it's an early implementation of this idea:

Am surprised really that no news programme, to my knowledge at least, has opted to use their virtual studios to put the news anchor into the location to appear to talk directly to the reporter.

Very strange! Good find.
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Inspector Sands13,595 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Ha! I take it it's the way the reporter turns to "look" at the newsreader? I've never seen anything like that before.

Nor me but I quite liked it, think it works well.... I'm probably alone in that though.
I imagine it's a bit of a faff to do in practice - to get each reporter to look in the correct angle and turn at the correct time


Wasn't there a BBC region which had a set where the two presenters were sitting facing each other either side of a desk? Looked really odd and must have been a nightmare to shoot
dvboy9,792 posts since 11 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
There was this oddity a few years ago with CNN doing a split screen DTL style set up for a two way between a presenter and correspondent who are a few feet apart.

https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/05/nancy-grace-ashleigh-banfield-cnn-parking-lot/315472/


I seem to remember watching Wolf and Amanpour doing the same once. Can't remember what the story was.

edit: found it

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bilky asko5,464 posts since 9 Sep 2006
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Am surprised really that no news programme, to my knowledge at least, has opted to use their virtual studios to put the news anchor into the location to appear to talk directly to the reporter.

Like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thOxW19vsTg

That reminds me of this bit at 4:28, with Alastair Stewart virtually joining Jonathan Dimbleby from the other virtual studio.

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Neil Jones5,257 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Sky News used on occasion to do a "from our London studio" which was quite obviously the newsroom at the back of the same studio. Not quite sure whether it was an effective use of resources when it surely would have been cheaper for them to walk 200m or whatever to the main desk?