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Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Jon posted:
I assumed he meant Dr Hilary.


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Stuart Recently warned West Country (West) Spotlight
Jon posted:
I assumed he meant Dr Hilary.

I thought he was on the other side of the studio, so was able to see that they're not actually sitting next to each other.
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freddied056 Recently warned Meridian (South) South Today
Jon posted:
I assumed he meant Dr Hilary.

I thought he was on the other side of the studio, so was able to see that they're not actually sitting next to each other.

He is in studio - either sitting on the sofa or at a desk in that area.

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freddied056 Recently warned Meridian (South) South Today
Last Thursday and Friday (as seen in the video) there was no newsreader, so the split screen camera trick was still used but with the presenters positioned both in front of St. Paul's in the backdrop (it looked very similar to before social distancing). Today they're back to the normal position.

I thought it looked better on Thursday and Friday - could they not have the newsreader sat at the news desk used from 6-6.30? Whilst probably not much difference to the average viewer, I thought it looked more natural (although they are doing a brilliant job with the split screen).

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Flux London London
Last Thursday and Friday (as seen in the video) there was no newsreader, so the split screen camera trick was still used but with the presenters positioned both in front of St. Paul's in the backdrop (it looked very similar to before social distancing). Today they're back to the normal position.

I thought it looked better on Thursday and Friday - could they not have the newsreader sat at the news desk used from 6-6.30? Whilst probably not much difference to the average viewer, I thought it looked more natural (although they are doing a brilliant job with the split screen).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG9sK-6Q4D0


The angles of the presenters in relation to the desk also work better this way as they're both slightly side on to the camera and favouring each other. Usually, the middle (Piers) seat is completely front on the camera, and the side (Susanna) seat looks slightly awkward due to it following the angle of the desk.

I still don't feel they needed to bother and that there was something nice and modern about the way they did it in boxes previously.
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