Monday, December 22, 2008

Pan left, pan left!

During the Television coverage of yesterdays Vikings game, I observed a curious incident. It's the forth quarter and the Vikings have just scored. A camera shows owner Zigi Wilf celebrating in his luxury box, in the background you can see a Menora. Than a moment later the camera pans to the left, taking the Menora out of the shot. The camera pan wasn't caused by Wilf or someone else in his box moving around and the camera repositioning. Wilf didn't move, the camera panned.

My interpretation is this; the camera person found Wilf, focused in on him and didn't notice the Menora. When the director took the shot live the Menora was noticed and director yelled at the cameraman to "pan left, pan left!" And thus Christmas was saved.

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