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SplitSecond

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« Reply #60 on: December 03, 2004, 12:28:47 AM »
[quote name=\'ClockGameJohn\' date=\'Dec 2 2004, 10:23 PM\']That turntable shot is not Bart's idea.  Bob requested it.
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If Barker's constantly worried about showing his good side, Bart's quickly running out of options.
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joshg

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« Reply #61 on: December 03, 2004, 12:29:57 AM »
I'm not giving props to the current "Price" director, but I did notice a different shot used during 'Line 'Em Up' that seems to solve the problems BE has with shooting that game. (It's a wide shot of the car, the board on an angle to Door #2 where the car is, the contestant at the gameboard and Barker.)

Wasn't there a union strike in the '70s or something and CBS executives had to man the technical equipment? I remember watching some early half-hour shows (on GSN) and the camera work was absolutely horrific.

In the old days, it seems like they did a hell of a lot more with less available equipment than they're doing today with more technologically-advanced equipment. (And are there more than 5 fonts in the chyron at CBS? What, no 'Impact' font?)

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« Reply #62 on: December 03, 2004, 08:07:37 AM »
[quote name=\'ClockGameJohn\' date=\'Dec 3 2004, 12:23 AM\'][quote name=\'SplitSecond\' date=\'Dec 3 2004, 12:57 AM\']The trucking shot of home base (the turntable) as Barker and the contestant walk up there is a cool (if unnecessary) idea in theory, but in practice, the camerawork is shaky and inconsistent.  What does it buy him?
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That turntable shot is not Bart's idea.  Bob requested it.
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On the most recent Bonus Game playing, the turntable was 95% rotated to reveal the game when they got to that shot.

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« Reply #63 on: December 03, 2004, 03:38:04 PM »
[quote name=\'matchgame\' date=\'Dec 3 2004, 12:29 AM\']Wasn't there a union strike in the '70s or something and CBS executives had to man the technical equipment? I remember watching some early half-hour shows (on GSN) and the camera work was absolutely horrific.
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Late 1972.  Since it came fairly early in the run, some "TJW" shows that aired on GSN also had the supervisory personnel doing tech work.  (In the case of "TJW," it dovetailed with the weeks Roy Rowan was filling in for Johnny Jacobs--coincidence, I guess.)  On "Gambit," for some reason there were missing sound effects during the strike--the Gambit board cards turned over to the jackpot reset gong instead of the usual door chime and the foghorn buzzer used for busts was replaced with a standard buzzer.  And the audience reaction on the shows may've been less sweetened or not sweetened at all, depending on the show or who was running (or not running) the CBS Mother MacKenzie.

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In the old days, it seems like they did a hell of a lot more with less available equipment than they're doing today with more technologically-advanced equipment. (And are there more than 5 fonts in the chyron at CBS? What, no 'Impact' font?)


There are probably more fonts--Rog may not want to use any more than what they've already been using.  After all, it took a long time for them to finally dump the crawl machine and the Ted Cooper slotted plug list board.

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« Reply #64 on: December 03, 2004, 03:54:07 PM »
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If Barker's constantly worried about showing his good side, Bart's quickly running out of options.
When you're a horse's patoot you don't have a good side ;-)

Who's "Rog"?
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« Reply #65 on: December 03, 2004, 04:09:51 PM »
[quote name=\'chris319\' date=\'Dec 3 2004, 03:54 PM\']Who's "Rog"?
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Dobkowitz?

Or is Chyron fonts totally Bart's decision?

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« Reply #66 on: December 03, 2004, 05:00:36 PM »
[quote name=\'chris319\' date=\'Dec 3 2004, 04:54 PM\']Who's "Rog"?
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Ernest Thomas from What's Happening?!   Err, wait - that was "Raj."  ;-)
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