Fox 17 Morning News in Grand Rapids, Michigan looks like a fun place to work. In the above clip, the camera operator swings to the anchor desk about 20 seconds too early. Instead of freaking out, Tamara Johnson finishes her report and Anchor Mike Avery smiles and waves at the misguided camera. People have reacted worse to technical difficulties before.
We like this avant-garde directing style. It takes a lot to stick out in the crowded morning news landscape, and a quick pan really ratchets up the thrills. Throw in a dolly zoom and the good people of Grand Rapids, Michigan will be spitting out their coffee every morning because of all the excitement.