Tuesday, March 28, 2006

American Idol Uses Rehearsal Footage

One of my favorite sites, Reality Blurred, reports that American Idol montages use footage from rehearsals:
"...many viewers have noticed that the montages at the end of the live Tuesday performance shows sometimes don’t match their actual performance. As FOX confirmed to my MSNBC colleague Gael Cooper, that is, in fact, different footage. She writes that the montage “is put together using dress rehearsal footage, not shots from the performances viewers just watched. It’s merely a time-saver, said a network representative, noting that production staff can’t assemble the montage quickly enough using same-night footage, since the show is live.”"
Maybe they should call up FOX Sports to see if they can borrow their instant replay equipment?

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