Reliving Shelley Smith's Report Before Last Night's Game

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Yet another clip I'm deciding to give it's own post. In case you missed it, here's Shelley Smith botching her only report before tip off last night. Enjoy!

Shelly....WE'RE LIVE! Don't start over!!! Too funny. There's nothing better than someone doesn't realize they're on camera or on live TV (See: Bert Blyleven).

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 12:58 PM


Actually, I don't think she was live (the teams in the background are different and so is the ambient noise).

I think the tape operator didn't realize there were two takes and cued up the wrong one.

Andrew said...
Apr 8, 2008, 1:11:00 PM  

Hmmm that could be right. She could have just been setup diagonally across the court though. Tough to tell.

Apr 8, 2008, 1:27:00 PM  

It's probably what's called a "looklive". They likely pre-record these into a server and are then supposed to trim whatever is fed in with correct in and out points. If it isn't trimmed right you get this clip.

The Zoner said...
Apr 8, 2008, 2:04:00 PM  

I know it looked live, but these comments and those of the other reporter that followed were recorded just minutes prior to their airing as an update package. You'll notice that you don't see "LIVE" anywhere on the screen and there is a reason for that, because it wasn't. Anyone who has worked in a remote truck can see that the VTR guy took her false start as the correct take. It was a technical mistake. Regardless of what anyone may think of her, no professional, knowing they are live would redo the take in that manner unless they were recording it for future air.

Anonymous said...
Apr 8, 2008, 2:49:00 PM  

I'd still hit it. Of course, I have no shame and that helps.

GMoney said...
Apr 8, 2008, 4:12:00 PM  

There is no way on earth that was live.

Anonymous said...
Apr 9, 2008, 5:52:00 AM  

All the commenters are exactly right. I am 100% positive this was a looklive, live to tape, and the editor didn't watch it all the way through to make sure he/she was using the proper take.
Not Shelly's fault, 100% the fault of the tape editor and everyone in between who should have seen this.
This is why TV people are so uptight, because someone else's mistakes often lead to major embarrassment for them.

Paul said...
Apr 9, 2008, 8:01:00 AM  



MarkCiz said...
Apr 9, 2008, 1:05:00 PM  

I was a looklive that was incorrectly cued. Ha ha.

Anonymous said...
Apr 9, 2008, 1:54:00 PM  

that definitely was NOT live. Someone didnt cue the clip of her standup to the right point.

Anonymous said...
Apr 9, 2008, 4:23:00 PM  

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