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Offline rodroddyfan

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Question about the Bob Barker studio
« on: July 05, 2018, 02:48:33 PM »
I noticed that today on the price is right facebook page, they have a picture of the studio all struck down.  I  noticed that there appears to be alot of light shining down on the stage.  Does the studio have a glass ceiling that allows the sun light to get through, or is that in fact studio lights?

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Re: Question about the Bob Barker studio
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2018, 03:51:02 PM »
More than likely, it's ceiling-mounted fluorescent lighting----otherwise known in most studios as "work lights". You probably wouldn't see them all too well because it's all obscured by the studio lighting and its battens.

Skylights in the ceiling would wreak havoc on the studio lighting and cameras' white balance settings.

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Re: Question about the Bob Barker studio
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2018, 07:13:31 PM »
Just took a look at the photo you are referring to.
You can see a couple of halogen-type lights up above the studio lights. Most noticeable is one above the front rows of the centre audience seating section.

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Re: Question about the Bob Barker studio
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018, 10:55:25 PM »
Here's the photo in question.

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Re: Question about the Bob Barker studio
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2018, 11:58:06 PM »
I wonder where they put that giant screen when it's not in use.

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Re: Question about the Bob Barker studio
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2018, 12:31:12 AM »
I wonder where they put that giant screen when it's not in use.

Itís not removed, nor are the curtains and LED lights.  They use black curtains to conceal everything.  If you look closely at the middle of that image, you can see part of the Price blue curtains peeping out from behind the black ones.
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Re: Question about the Bob Barker studio
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2018, 07:12:23 AM »
Although I can't speak specifically for the Bob Barker Studio, I've spent enough time on stage to be fairly certain that what you're seeing are indeed the "work lights" of the stage mentioned earlier. It's less expensive to use those to do common things on the stage (cleaning, organizing, etc.) than to use the stage lights.

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Re: Question about the Bob Barker studio
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2018, 10:31:11 AM »
It appears the studio is starting to be reconfigured for "Real Time with Bill Maher". Since that show got a new set, they've installed stage extenders to cover the front apron stairs as parts of the "Real Time" set extend over that portion somewhat.

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Re: Question about the Bob Barker studio
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2018, 10:55:12 AM »
One interesting detail in that photo that Iíve never seen before is that the white floor seems to be tiled, as opposed to smooth polished concrete, which is how it always appeared to me.     It makes sense that the tile pattern would be invisible on camera. 
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Re: Question about the Bob Barker studio
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2018, 03:26:33 PM »
One interesting detail in that photo that Iíve never seen before is that the white floor seems to be tiled, as opposed to smooth polished concrete, which is how it always appeared to me.     It makes sense that the tile pattern would be invisible on camera.
I would seriously doubt that there's any regularly-used sound stage in the country that would have a polished concrete floor. It would be way too costly to repair from the usual wear and tear plus any accidental damage that might occur. And considering how many people jump, flop, faint, etc. all over that floor, I would imagine that those tiles get quite a workout. Just my 2 cents though.

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Re: Question about the Bob Barker studio
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2018, 09:23:37 AM »
I would seriously doubt that there's any regularly-used sound stage in the country that would have a polished concrete floor. It would be way too costly to repair from the usual wear and tear plus any accidental damage that might occur. And considering how many people jump, flop, faint, etc. all over that floor, I would imagine that those tiles get quite a workout. Just my 2 cents though.

Also set changes between studio clients, various equipment including cameras, lights, monitors, equipment racks.

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Re: Question about the Bob Barker studio
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2018, 08:53:35 PM »
Well, this photo answers a question I've wondered about for years. The daisies are apparently a permanent fixture on the floor.
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Re: Question about the Bob Barker studio
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2018, 09:39:54 PM »
Well, this photo answers a question I've wondered about for years. The daisies are apparently a permanent fixture on the floor.

The asterisks on the floor are removable. Or they can be covered up with different colored tiles
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Re: Question about the Bob Barker studio
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2018, 12:04:20 AM »
The asterisks on the floor are removable. Or they can be covered up with different colored tiles

Those two statements contradict each other.

...and if they are removable, why would they strike the entire set, and leave those behind?
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Re: Question about the Bob Barker studio
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2018, 11:13:15 AM »
...and if they are removable, why would they strike the entire set, and leave those behind?

Because Real Time covers up the white floor with black tiling, so itís not necessary to remove the G-T marks. If a different show used the white floor, they would pull up the marks.

The less they get moved, the less likely they will be damaged during a strike.

I would seriously doubt that there's any regularly-used sound stage in the country that would have a polished concrete floor. It would be way too costly to repair from the usual wear and tear plus any accidental damage that might occur.

Most studios where I have worked do have a concrete floor, although they sometimes add a special sealant on top of the concrete. Youíre right, though... they are susceptible to damage and cracking and generally need to be filled and resealed every few years.