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I'm watching Celtic Thunder on PBS and ...Page Title Module
... it is supposedly a live show but I do not see any mics for vocals whether they be headset, lapel or overhead and the sound is great. I see mics on the drums but nothing on the stringed instruments (violins, cello etc.) and wind instruments. Is there something I don't know or is it being lip sync'd?
... it is supposedly a live show but I do not see any mics for vocals whether they be headset, lapel or overhead and the sound is great. I see mics on the drums but nothing on the stringed instruments (violins, cello etc.) and wind instruments. Is there something I don't know or is it being lip synced?
It seems to be fairly widely accepted (or commonly assumed because it seems so blatantly obvious) that the act referenced possibly commonly employs lip syncing. I suspect the design criterion of "for broadcast" acts is:
1) Make it look good... really good if possible, and:
2) Make it sound good... really good if possible, and:
3) Do it profitably.
4) Employ whatever tricks of the trade that it takes to accomplish the above.
And really... what portion of the viewing public even knows or cares what tricks of the trade are being employed to deliver the finished product. Much like some or most commercial food stuff grown for general consumption:
1) Make it look good on the store shelf.
2) Do it profitably.
... leading to crop development criterion of:
1) Yield (including a whole host of things including pest resistance, determinate varieties that ripen all at the same time, weather extreme tolerance, compliance with mass production methods, etc...) 2) Handling, transportation, and storage durability 3) Aesthetic appeal 4) Over-all profitability.
Taste and nutrition (actual substance) is probably far down the list (if even on the list). But why do we eat food? Because it looks good and is fairly cheap? I'll suggest for many the answer is generally yes. Why do we watch teevee? Because it looks good and sounds good and is fairly cheap entertainment regardless of the actual substance? I'll suggest for many the answer is generally yes.
I remember an incident from a few years ago. I was involved in a pre-tour final dress rehersal with some truly excellent players. The rehersal included a full sound & lighting rig... the sound and performance was approaching as good as it gets... one of those magic moments. Between songs there was a knock at the door... a neighbor lady who said she was really enjoying the music... it's some of her favorite, but was wondering if we could keep it down now for awhile as she's getting ready to watch "The Thorngoods".
Now seems like a good time for me to figure out how, if possible, to fit this new forum format onto my screen, because:
I was just reading this thread from the beginning, because:
Currently... the new forum format is approx. 20% wider than my screen... so if I center the text of the thread on my screen, the text just fits on my screen, and the poster's names are hanging off the left side of my screen... hidden unless I scroll back and forth... and I dunno... I didn't notice the location of the posting dates... it seems like the posting date used to be in the area of the poster's names? Anyhoo... I didn't notice this thread was started 3-17-2011 (going on two years ago)... and although it was vaguely familiar... I was obliviously reading along like it was new stuff.
Anyhoo... I get down approx. 1/2 way on the first page... and there's a post (again, I didn't notice the posting date... it happened to be 3-18-2011) where some loud-mouth know-it all is going on and on with some rambling 1/2 baked disjointed spew about commercial food production and blah, blah, blah... I finish that post and I'm thinking "who is this braggart who thinks he knows it all???... and "good grief"... there goes the neighborhood... maybe there's still time to vote that pud off the island before it's too late."... so I scroll over to the left to see who posted that steaming pile and discover... "oh... I posted that."
oops... (where's that facepalm emoticon when you really need it?)