Monday, August 16, 2010

TV news blooper: Reporter drops ice sculpture on live TV



Imagine a fair, a TV reporter doing a live report and the ice sculptor who has been working hard all day. Oops. The reporter, trying to be 'interactive,' touches the sculpture. It falls down, goes boom. Actually more than boom it disintegrates. The rest of the ice melts from the heat coming from the ice sculptors rage.

It's been debated if this is real or a hoax. Notice the cut from a closeup to wide. That's not going to happen on most TV live shots unless there are two cameras and in this economy...that is doubtful. Although the YouTube poster could have just edited some crap out to cut the length down. Notice the time in the corner does change abruptly at the cut.

Then again, there is no station logos on this screen. Although the station might have bumped out station branding in favor of the OC fair graphics coverage. Strange there is no station branding though. Being that it is the OC fair, I imagine that is Orange County, California, meaning it would be an LA station doing this. Which station is this? I looked at all the Los Angles TV station websites I could think of to ID the talent. No luck.

8 comments:

  1. It looks fake. An ice sculpture that wasn't finished is his "prized possession"?

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  2. Set-up. Google the first names of all the talent, and OC Fair. One of the first links is this Facebook pg for a PBS station...

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/KOCE-TV/53316485673

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  3. The dialog leading up to the "accident" feels contrived to set it up. It is not logical that anyone would refer to temporal art like an ice sculpture as a "prized possession" - unless the reported possesses a dearth of language skills.

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  4. "It is not logical that anyone would refer to temporal art like an ice sculpture as a "prized possession" - unless the reported possesses a dearth of language skills."

    This is why I thought it was a real TV report.

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  5. Fake. Alleged sculpture was "unfinished," and yet it was sitting out in the sun. Ice sculpturers always work in sub-zero environments, and if it really was a "prized possession" it wouldn't be displayed on concrete in the middle of summer.

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  6. Dude, this story is weeks old. Most of the stuff you post on here is very old news. No offense, but your site is making you seem as though you live under a rock. Just to save you the embarrassment...we already know about landing on the moon so, no need to post it.

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  7. Dude you are totally right. Just like yesterday when I broke the news first that Gary Jaffe has been announced as the new KIAH 39 Tribune Company NewsFix Imaginator. That was like totally old news brah. Oh wait a minute...

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