THE NEWS STUDIO
30 ‘Standby for transmission …’
‘… thick padded doors and walls, anything from two to five cameras looking hungrily for something to shoot, a flock of technicians waiting behind doublethickness glass (bullet-proof perhaps?) for the producer’s every word (and mistake?) – all this could just as well be a torture chamber as a television studio.
‘Once you know how to do it, directing a studio can become addictive, an exhilarating drug which can stimulate you to a “high” it takes hours to come down from. ‘
The elevated backdrop of a city at night, presided over by a pair of benign oracles who dispense wisdom to the nation from behind the swish, uncluttered lines of a vast and authoritative newscasters’ desk.