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April 17, 2021 11:45 pm  #1


CFTO News Doesn't Try To Hide Pre-Taped Weather

It appears CTV News in Toronto no longer even tries to hide the fact that its late night weather is on tape. Saron Fanel, who does the weekend show, appeared on Saturday night’s cast bathed in brilliant sunshine. What’s wrong with that? It’s 11:30 PM and the sun won’t be back until Sunday morning.

To make matters worse, they took a "live" shot of the city from their waterfront camera, complete with a pitch black skyline in the background. Then they went to Fanel, bathed in bright sun. Really dumb. 
 
When the newsroom I work for used to do on camera pre-taped teasers for the late show, we forced the reporters to wait until it got dark so it at least looked like it was recent or actually happened that evening. And yes, it forced them to hang around later on in the spring and summer until the sun went down, but the producers insisted that if it was a "Tonight" newscast, it had to look that way.

CTV's method leaves no doubt that it’s old, taped and done hours and hours ago. Not a great thing when you're talking about "current conditions."

 

April 18, 2021 6:40 am  #2


Re: CFTO News Doesn't Try To Hide Pre-Taped Weather

RadioActive wrote:

CTV's method leaves no doubt that it’s old, taped and done hours and hours ago. Not a great thing when you're talking about "current conditions."

As I have said before, why waste money on a weather department if they can't even be bothered to be live.
Just shut it down, let the two weather people go and instead go live to CP24 for LIVE weather updates.
That would make a lot more sense if it is all about saving money. 


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April 18, 2021 10:05 am  #3


Re: CFTO News Doesn't Try To Hide Pre-Taped Weather

CTV Kitchener is honest.  When they show the outside shot for the 11:30pm news/weather, they always say something like.."here is a shot of  Elmira, Waterloo, Grand River, Cambridge, Guelph etc... taken earlier this evening.." The shot is always at night for the late package, so not as confusing and they always say that it was taken earlier. 

At 12 noon or evening 5 and 6pm the shot is live and they say so.

 

April 21, 2021 1:01 am  #4


Re: CFTO News Doesn't Try To Hide Pre-Taped Weather

Is anyone in the audience even fooled regardless of whether the sky is black or bright blue?  

Any long-time viewer of the 11:30pm broadcast would remember that the anchor would always do a brief chat with the weatherperson before said weatherperson would then begin the actual weather forecast. The chat was what made the moment feel live.  Now it feels blatantly obvious that the weather person isn't there in the studio live, as the chat has vanished and replaced with a brief throw by the anchor.

Global News's Toronto 11pm newscast was doing the same thing with a pre-recorded weathercast too, but months ago they seemed to switch back to the old format where the anchor and weatherperson do a brief chat first, and to be honest I'm no longer sure if it's all pre-recorded or live anymore... which is actually how CTV (CFTO) should do it. 
 

 

April 21, 2021 7:31 am  #5


Re: CFTO News Doesn't Try To Hide Pre-Taped Weather

"And it will rain in Toronto..." When it's already raining looks pretty silly.

I may not like Citynews because their 11PM newscast is just 99% 6PM repeated, but at least their weather person is live out on the roof showing what weather is actually like at 11PM. 
 


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