Networks rest on B-roll, photos, sketches and ‘Ken Burns’ effects for Manafort hearing coverage

August 8, 2018 - photo frame

Covering sealed courtroom trials is always a plea for TV news — with both still and video cameras (as good as audio recording) typically banned, a picture-heavy middle has to get artistic to illustrate what happened.

Although during slightest one internal hire has relied on puppet reenactments for hearing coverage, a network newscasts are holding a some-more candid proceed to coverage of a Paul Manafort hearing — with NBC adding a small twist.

“NBC Nightly News” creatively used courtroom sketches from an uncredited artist on a Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 edition, with a images set inside a customary still print support template with a steely blue background.

By Tuesday, Aug. 6, however, a network protected work from a famous (and ironically named) courtroom artist Art Lein, though in dual of a sketches it used, combined an additional covering of seductiveness — “cutting out” one component of a blueprint and carrying it solemnly wizz closer to a margin of view, a technique widely credited to documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.

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