I remember a bunch of years ago when a very noted news reporter didn’t want to head on out to the capital building to file a report with the capital in the background. She decided to use a backdrop instead. There was a backlash from other media outlets questioning the integrity of a reporter who would fake being somewhere that they were reporting on.
How do you feel about backdrops?
Have you ever seen a backdrop used that is so bad that it affects what you get out of it?
I always look at the background and everything else in the picture when someone is being interviewed on TV.
It gives me a full sense of the entire message so that I can get a full understanding.
For example, when CNN interviews someone in their New York location from their Atlanta headquarters, you will see Columbus Circle, which is what stands between CNN and Central Park.
When I visited Columbus Circle it dawned on me what I was looking at and the familiarity of it. Sure enough, I turned around and saw this.
How do I feel about backdrops?
I like to see a real background. I like being able to relate to a place that I have wondered about in the past. The experience kind of puts things into perspective for me.