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News Networks Swap Green Screens For Real-Life Backdrops During Trump-Kim Summit
By Mikelle Leow, 01 Mar 2019
Video screenshot via MBCNEWS
While the use of a green screen would suffice for most news networks, a group of South Korean television channels decided to be present in mind, body, and spirit during their coverage of the Trump-Kim Summit held in Hanoi, Vietnam this week.
According to a Vietnamese news source, South Korean networks MBC News, KBS News, JTBC and Yonhap, along with CNN International, had selected the rooftop of Hanoi Daewoo Hotel to cover the summit, as opposed to leveraging a green screen in a studio.
The television channels had gone out of their way to set up their desks and filming equipment against the city’s skyline. News anchors were on site to report on inconclusive talks between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to lift all existing sanctions on North Korea.
It also wasn’t an ideal time to film outdoors. That evening, the area had suffered a little fog and drizzle, but the crew pulled through. If you look closely at MBC News’ footage below, you can even see the female reporter’s stray hairs sway in the wind.
Social media users are amused yet appreciative of the efforts taken to report on the meeting as realistically as possible.
“[That’s] hardcore news reporting,” remarks one Facebook user.
“I wonder how they cover super typhoons,” jokes another user.
Well, that’s one way to combat fake news.
MBC News’ broadcast on the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi. Video via MBCNEWS
me: they probably use green screens for news programsPosted by Remz Tolentino on Wednesday, February 27, 2019
mbc news: bitch, u thought
pcr: Nguyen Viet Trung
[via Tinmới and NextShark, video via MBCNEWS, images via various sources]
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