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Title: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: tpir04 on July 01, 2019, 06:16:41 PM
Splitting off from the "Favorite Set Designs" thread, I'd like to hear some of your favorite camera shots. They can be specific to any one pricing game, or just in general. Also feel free to comment on discontinued shots, or ones of your own that you'd like to see.

Some of mine:
     -The close-up shot of the numbers on 3 Strikes
     -The SCSD jib shot from behind the Big Wheel
     -The Double Cross shot that comes up from the ground as the camera gets closer

Also, I miss the shots from the back of the studio, with the audience in the foreground. Anyone know why this was discontinued?

Title: Re: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: ThomHuge on July 01, 2019, 06:25:50 PM
     -The SCSD jib shot from behind the Big Wheel

To my knowledge they've never done this on the daytime show; only time I've ever seen this was on the Doug Davidson show. Is that what you're talking about?

Also, I miss the shots from the back of the studio, with the audience in the foreground. Anyone know why this was discontinued?

Again, this sounds like the Davidson show more than the daytime show. Is that what you're referring to?
Title: Re: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: tpir04 on July 01, 2019, 06:28:12 PM
To my knowledge they've never done this on the daytime show; only time I've ever seen this was on the Doug Davidson show. Is that what you're talking about?

Again, this sounds like the Davidson show more than the daytime show. Is that what you're referring to?

Nope, both were on daytime as well. The former was used a few days ago on the June 28 make-up show, and the latter is on a 2008 episode that I have on VHS.
Title: Re: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: tpir04 on July 01, 2019, 06:47:18 PM
Here's the episode in question. Turns out it was from 2009:

https://youtu.be/eRHzpqstjco

(YouTube videos aren't embedding properly; sorry about that. Fast forward to 18:59.)

The only content I have is from 9:02 until the end, so I haven't seen the Push Over shot of the window that pans over to the blocks. I like that. Also, one that I forgot about is the one of the Big Wheel, as it slows to a stop, the camera starts slightly above and slowly moves down to the center of the wheel.
Title: Re: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: ThomHuge on July 01, 2019, 06:56:25 PM
Here's the episode in question. Turns out it was from 2009: (snip) Fast forward to 18:59.

It never occurred to me that you were talking about the CC plugs--I thought you meant it was used during the actual SCSDN. I'm guessing the other shot you're talking about was also a CC plug?
Title: Re: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: tpir04 on July 01, 2019, 06:59:05 PM
Yes, it was.  :P

It just occurred to me that I got the shots mixed up. (Oops!) Go to 43:47 to see the audience shot, which is what I originally intended to refer to.
Title: Re: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: ThomHuge on July 01, 2019, 07:10:29 PM
Yes, it was.  :P

I suggest being more specific in the future. It's not going to be apparent to many people what you're talking about otherwise.
Title: Re: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: htmlcc92 on July 01, 2019, 07:18:21 PM
I really like the shot of door three of Card Game's car as it's described and brought out. Definitely was quite confusing the first time it was used, then to be surprised with the return of the game.
Title: Re: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: FPGWillyT on July 01, 2019, 08:00:26 PM
Why the jib is not used to follow from behind the dice going down the ramp of Rolly I still have no idea
Title: Re: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: jhc2010 on July 02, 2019, 12:19:56 AM
The triple-split-screen they use on the final spin of a spinoff in the Showcase Showdown is an awesome shot. Spinning contestant on the left, wheel in the middle, first spinner on the right. Every time I see this shot I admire it.

Whoever’s idea it was to keep the spinning wheel on camera is my hero. It was frustrating when the director would cut away from the spinning wheel to show a close up of the spinner or a close up of the current leader. There were some Million Dollar Spins in Bob’s later years where the wheel was not visible for much of the spin. I couldn’t have been the only one cursing at the screen wondering why the wheel isn’t visible.

I wish they would not include The Giant Price Tag in the shot of Drew & the contestant before a playing of Grand Game. The edge of the Tag can be seen at a height higher than normal since the prop is taller than the Tag, thus tipping regular viewers of the game about to be played.
Title: Re: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: JT on July 02, 2019, 07:35:17 AM
Can we talk about shots that we miss:
- Seeing Bonus Game come around the turntable as Drew arrives to the platform
- Seeing the Hole in One putt from down the putting green with the hole in the lower bottom of the screen
- Seeing Drew the second he makes his entrance without the graphic delaying his entrance.
- Seeing the models bring out the one bid from the space between door 3 and the announcer
Title: Re: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: Teddy on July 02, 2019, 03:16:37 PM
I'm so glad they brought back the classic split-screen arrow shot for the second and/or Bonus spins. It's also great to see the shot of the contestant shrink into the smaller window on the upper-left corner of the screen when the Yodely Guy is about to move up the mountain in Cliff Hangers. And I love the game-specific wipes that are used, like the rolling cubes in Let em Roll, the X outline in Secret "X", and the honeycomb outline in Spelling Bee.
Title: Re: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: LarryC on July 05, 2019, 10:40:23 AM
Always got a kick out of the shot of the turntable spinning back around, with Janice on it, at the end of Grocery Game, with Bob in the foreground going into a commercial break.  Not sure this shot made it out of the '70s.
Title: Re: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: 123123123 on July 05, 2019, 11:58:10 AM
My favorite shot had to be from way back when Money Game was played at center stage. It was an over the shoulder shot that had Bob, the contestant, the GPT and Door 3 all in the shot. Then the camera would slowly zoom into the car as the door opened.

I believe it was revived with One Away in Drew's earlier seasons (2009-2010?), but short-lived.

I've always been a fan of the angles that show as much of the studio at once as possible. Along the same lines, I like the Double Prices shot when it's played in front of the audience.
Title: Re: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: 1DC on July 07, 2019, 12:50:24 AM
I miss the old Hole in One shot that was used for years. Another one I miss is the camera shot of all 3 prizes shown at once in playings of Master Key. And another favorite camera shot of mine was the turntable spinning around to reveal Bonus Game or other pricing games played on the turntable.
 
However, one camera shot that was nice to see again (on a few episodes that aired last month) was the shot of the ceiling and the camera tilting down after Drew made his entrance through door #2 and started walking to contestant's row. It was a regular thing during Bob's last several years as host of the show. Not sure if that camera shot we saw on those episodes from last month just a temporary thing, or if the director was experimenting bringing it back.
Title: Re: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: kens5368035 on July 10, 2019, 01:18:25 PM
The BEST SHOT EVER, in my opinion, is the 1972-late 1980 shot of the turntable spinning around, while Bob throws it to commercial. Hands down!!!
Title: Re: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: garffreak on July 10, 2019, 09:55:20 PM
The BEST SHOT EVER, in my opinion, is the 1972-late 1980 shot of the turntable spinning around, while Bob throws it to commercial. Hands down!!!

Agreed, especially when the game was won and the numbers would be flashing or you would see the second hand on Clock Game reset and ZIP back up to :30

I also miss the shot of the darkened stage, except for the door chase lights used in the "Every Room in the House" showcases.
Title: Re: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: superballfan on July 28, 2019, 10:05:35 PM
My favorite camera angle was for Superball. When all the bids were done, the camera would be in a diagonal angle showing the contestants and the winner coming up on stage to meet Bob.
Title: Re: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: PIR85 on July 30, 2019, 03:56:32 AM
I used to love the opening sequence between the two cameras during the first four calldown: one panning the audience and snap-zooming to the contestant, the other following the contestant all the way to CR. That was so fast-paced, it created excitement.  Today’s opening sequence just does not do justice, with the wide angles, slow zoom, and lack of “mystery” as the camera operators are already generally fixated on the chosen contestants.

The camera work for golden road was always intriguing to me.  So much of the stage is shown, yet due to masterful blocking the cameras were not seen (save for a small inadvertent glimpse).

I think the current Plinko reveal is the best the show has ever had, and one of the few good uses of the jib camera.
Title: Re: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: whowouldeverhurtawhammy on July 30, 2019, 07:54:05 PM
I always liked the split-screen shot of the contestant and the big wheel (the triangular shot of the contestant pointing at where the wheel is). It seemed like a very mondo-cool technique, even with it being kinda used today with a modern twist.
Title: Re: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: LoyalFriendAndTrue on July 31, 2019, 11:16:39 AM
So many great shots and on top of that I got to learn what a jib was (after looking it up lol). We have a place that sells hot dogs here with Jib in its name so I was confused!

I love the shot when the models move the prices on Switch!!! There have definitely been a few times when they almost accidentally do "the Bump"!!
Title: Re: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: plinkowin2010 on August 04, 2019, 07:48:08 AM
I miss when they use to show the reaction shot of the contestants after they win or lose a pricing game. This would be done whenever they go into a commercial.

I also miss when Bob would walk in front of door 2 after most expensive, one right price, danger price, etc. is played and he would throw into a commercial.

When did the show stopped using these camera shots? When was the last episode these shots were used?
Title: Re: Your favorite TPIR camera shots
Post by: priceguy on August 04, 2019, 05:18:36 PM
I used to love the opening sequence between the two cameras during the first four calldown: one panning the audience and snap-zooming to the contestant, the other following the contestant all the way to CR. That was so fast-paced, it created excitement.  Today’s opening sequence just does not do justice, with the wide angles, slow zoom, and lack of “mystery” as the camera operators are already generally fixated on the chosen contestants.

I agree with all of this. I'll occasionally go down a YouTube rabbit hole and watch countless openings form the 70's and 80's. The modern opening is so watered down by comparison. My main gripe is the use of fade transitions when going to the next calldown. Breslow's frequent cuts from camera to camera created a frenetic energy in the classic opening. The fades used today suck that energy right out.