I'm not entirely sure what to make of Craig Ferguson's Monologue.
Not the jokes, but the camera seems to be positioned slightly above him with a wide angle lens.
It places him so much closer to the viewing audience than traditional late night monologues, which I’m presuming is the intention. Conan specifically had the size of his studio scaled down because comedy works better in an intimate environment. But Craig’s camera is so close it makes me question whether there’s an actual audience. To a degree it feels like I’m in a one on one conversation with the man and that I’m slightly taller than he is (which may be true, but I’m going to bet isn’t).
Even more interesting, when the camera cuts to his robo-sidekick, Geoff, it’s the same shot that would be used when the camera talks to Andy Richter, a one-shot cut slightly above the waist. Very flat, in the sense that a wide angle shot bends the image as noted in any 90s music/skateboard video (because we all know they are one and the same).
In fact, every other shot on the show is set up like a traditional talk show. Why just the monologue shot? And why am I questioning this and not the fact that his sidekick is a robot?
Mr. Ferguson, if you’d be willing to graciously explain this decision, I’d be more than happy to publish it in issue 4 of The Annual. Until then I wish you all the best.
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you don’t even know how hard i pump this in the car omfg
the annual 2013 is really well mixed so i think ya’ll should go get it yeah?
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This kid’s been my friend so a few years now, and he’s finally releasing some new music within the week. Even though it’s supposed to sound nothing like his old acoustic stuff, such as this song, I’m still so fucking excited to hear what he has in store. I’m one of his biggest fans, and it’s not just because I personally know him. This guy’s an artist, and not checking his stuff out would be a huge mistake.
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