Television news is serious business. I know. I once had to run a camera for a student news production. Those who know me at all could probably guess that I screwed up everything. If you happen to be a journalism student at OU, you may be able to view this newscast. Every time they cut to camera 1, it's blurry. That's my bad, guys. But I think we all learned a valuable lesson. Like don't let the professional writing student do anything. There's also a camera training video floating around where I'm on screen, and you can slowly watch me fall asleep for the duration. It's probably the closest I'll ever come to being a star.
Anyway, there are trained professionals in the world who know how cameras work and who don't fall asleep when they're on screen. That's why they get paid the big bucks. However, there are those who like to walk into shot. According to KFOR.com:
OKLAHOMA CITY - During a live newscast, the studio can become a hectic place.The chroma key became quite crowded during Tuesday's 'Rise and Shine' show.As KFOR's Emily Sutton was set to give her forecast, a few guests popped up on the screen, followed by several members of the KFOR crew.
Well that's just silly. Take a look at some of the shenanigans that went down.
"So... breaking news... I'm doing the weather in the studio again. Apparently this is new to everybody. Let's switch the prompter... has this turned into, like, a mass transit area?" Sutton said, laughing through it all. "Everyone wants to be part of the weather world."
It's true, Emily. I don't know how many posts we have to do about weather and meteorologists, but dammit. We want to be a part of it all.