It was good to see Michael Hurll mentioning 'camera direction' ( Broadcastletters, 06.07.07) and even better to see Roger Fenna (13.07.07) responding.
It was good to see Michael Hurll mentioning 'camera direction' ( Broadcastletters, 06.07.07) and even better to see Roger Fenna (13.07.07) responding.

It surprises me that neither of them seems to have noticed the stock ITV format for using cameras in light entertainment.

The rules are simple: keep the camera moving as erratically as possible; use the same shot configuration and cutting sequence on everything, regardless of tempo or mood; don't let the viewer actually study anything for too long - except the judges, of course.

So why the fuss about A Concert for Diana? It was just more of the same.

Royston Mayoh