Sunday, June 04, 2006

Look Up and Live
(and this is on the set!)

It's a statement usually reserved for field crews operating a microwave van with a 50plus foot mast: Look up and live!

But the following video might cause our highly-compensated newsreaders in the studio to start craning their necks at the lights attached to the grid overhead.

The female anchor is reading the script when a light falls from above striking her in the head.

However, I don't know if I buy it. I could be wrong but in slow motion it looks like she begins the fall a fraction before the light hits her noggin. (If you can prove otherwise please feel free to comment.) And since all TV Lights are double secured when hung it's just not something that happens.

Still funny to watch....

Watch it below by pushing play...


As seen on Break.com

5 comments:

Smitty said...

Staged!

Widescreen said...

Thats a PAR 64 light. I have never seen one of those in a TV studio. More big show/theatre lights.

Either way, looked more staged than Cobb & Co.

Amanda said...

As fake as my grandmother's teeth.

Watch it frame-by-frame.

Daniel said...

Aye that Widescreen. Havent seen one of those in the studio in a while (although they do a nice back-fill). She moves right before, so smoothly out of the track of the falling light... still funny though. I always though a falling PAR would be more fatal.

Bluedog Photog said...

Yep, it actually falls in front of her, never even hit her. Must've had a string attached to pull up that one end to make it look like it hit her on the head.