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Social distance no more thanks to clever tech. (p184) - 16/04/18 onwards

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Brekkie Recently warned Wales Wales Today
They're projections rather than screens then?

Really enjoyed This Morning this evening - watched far more of it than I intended when I got back in and in a way glad they went for a recreation as somehow that celebrates the magic of television a bit more than just having a brand new set in a brand new studio with no link to their own history. Seems they have some decent outside space to work with too - indeed looked better for them than the space on the South Bank.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
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Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Certainly the GMB one is so big it has to be, I'd have thought.
Write that down in your copybook now.
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Blake Connolly Founding member London London
Don't think there's any rear projection involved, is there? Large LCD screens in the This Morning set (which look surprisingly good) and a huge LED screen for GMB.
Stuart and Steve in Pudsey gave kudos
WH
Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Yes, you can see the joins in the GMB screen if you look closely enough.
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NG
noggin Founding member
Don't think there's any rear projection involved, is there? Large LCD screens in the This Morning set (which look surprisingly good) and a huge LED screen for GMB.


Agreed. LED matrix and LCD screens are the only video product I can see. No projection that I'm aware of. Lorraine and GMB have big LED matrix screens, and along with This Morning and Loose Women also have LCD panels.
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dosxuk Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
In this picture it looks like the back of the GMB set is up against one of the gantries above the firelanes, rather than being back to back with the This Morning set.





(You might need to zoom into the darkness above the set, but there's definitely some handrails up there).
TC
TCOTV
From the videos and pictures I have seen I think Piers and Susannah when sat at the GMB desk are looking at the back of the screens that make up the "window" part of the this morning set. I could be wrong but that is what it looks like to me.

I have to say I like the this morning set. They done a great job. I think it might need to be lit more. The floor seems darker. This might be down to the fact the wood floor colour is darker and now seems to blur into the walls colour. Also the window in the kitchen does not match the rest, but apart from that I really like it.

Also like the GMB to. Think it's better that studio 5 but that's just me. Lorraine good to. LW is not great but it could be slightly edited to look better.

All in all well done itv daytime. Just odd seeing TVC so prominently on itv.
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Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
TCOTV posted:
I have to say I like the this morning set. They done a great job. I think it might need to be lit more. The floor seems darker. This might be down to the fact the wood floor colour is darker and now seems to blur into the walls colour. Also the window in the kitchen does not match the rest, but apart from that I really like it.


I don't think the lighting's ever going to be the same as before because in Studio 8 it had to be so much brighter to account for the natural light coming through the windows. Now the studio lighting doesn't have to compete with that.
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noggin Founding member
TCOTV posted:
I have to say I like the this morning set. They done a great job. I think it might need to be lit more. The floor seems darker. This might be down to the fact the wood floor colour is darker and now seems to blur into the walls colour. Also the window in the kitchen does not match the rest, but apart from that I really like it.


I don't think the lighting's ever going to be the same as before because in Studio 8 it had to be so much brighter to account for the natural light coming through the windows. Now the studio lighting doesn't have to compete with that.


That was true many years ago - but This Morning had ditched the 5Ks long ago hadn't they?

Most recently they were using Rosco Screenview or similar polarising technology to significantly reduce the light levels required to balance the windows on-camera (and if you want windows to look real, rather than keyed or like screens, you do let them burn out a tiny bit)

You're right about flooring though. Screenview only accurately reduces light directly through the windows, stuff that is reflected off floors, sofas, hair etc. will have its polarisation changed, and thus look brighter. It's a real challenge in some situations for Screenview to look 'real'. The BBC used it in Beijing on their Olympic studio - and at times blonde presenters looked like they were being backlit to within an inch of their lives when it was sunny outside...
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Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Quite a sombre mood today, following their comments on Ant McPartlin which seemed rather crow-barred in at the start of the show. It really felt like they didn't want to discuss it but had to following the previous criticism.

Having said that, the content has been pretty heavy so far this morning. Perhaps they were expecting the landlord sleeping with his tenants for free rent or the mother who has a favourite child to come across a bit lighter.
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harshy Founding member
Not bbc studios either...

Who owns Television Centre then?
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
Not bbc studios either...

Who owns Television Centre then?


Stanhope with BBC Studioworks in charge to the studios.

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