New rule of thirds for news footage...?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by gpsman, Apr 5, 2011.

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    gpsman Guest

    I suspect there might/should be a new rule for frame composition for
    news videographers that compensate for the 20% of the picture lost to
    graphics.

    Or does it matter, because everything is edited MTV-style and the
    viewer isn't really offered anything to see?

    Is there another name for schizophrenic editing?

    Thanks!
     
    gpsman, Apr 5, 2011
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    MayBell Guest

    I for one cannot stand to see up to 1/3 of the screen covered with crap
    graphics. Often you can't see someones face or you can't see what the hell is
    happening on the screen
     
    MayBell, Apr 5, 2011
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    Mxsmanic Guest

    I noticed while watching footage of the tsunami in Japan that some critical
    parts of the image were completely obscured by the 25% of the screen covered
    with revolving, flickering, sliding graphics. The text was inane, with things
    like "TSUNAMI HITS" (as if that were not already apparent, or at least it
    would be if you could actually see the wave behind the graphics), or
    completely irrelevant stuff like stock-market quotes. Then there were useless,
    empty rectangles of color covering more of the screen.

    It seems to be getting worse and worse.
     
    Mxsmanic, Apr 5, 2011
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    ushere Guest

    i think it's all driven by the 'yoof' market - those same people you
    find texting while driving. after all they're the multitasking
    generation who can do six things at once (though none of them properly!)
     
    ushere, Apr 5, 2011
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    mike Guest

    mike, Apr 7, 2011
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    MD34 Guest

    Essentially you are. :)

    CNBC or Bloomberg...Fine. That's what you expect.

    Byt every stinking news show? Settle down network execs. It looks like crap.

    BTW, I HATE those little mini-promos that pop up on some networks/cable
    channels. So F'ing distraction.
     
    MD34, Apr 7, 2011
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