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  • 5 juin 2018

  • The one about sitcom lighting. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In this episode of Vox Almanac, Phil Edwards explores the surprising history behind sitcom lighting. Karl Freund was the genius cinematographer behind Metropolis, the silent film classic. But then he designed the set for I Love Lucy - the first of the multicam, laugh-track heavy sitcoms. Today, they look bland, but it wasn’t always that way. But at the time, Freund had a good reason to tackle the challenge. These lighting techniques are still in use today on sitcoms like Friends, the Big Bang Theory, and other multi-camera hits. What looks generic to our eyes was, at one time, the result of an artist who made the impossible look easy. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H


  • Vox
    Vox il y a 2 ans

    Set lighting is just one part of everything that goes into a TV show. Watch our video to see the entire process from start to finish:

    MR SLAV il y a 2 ans

    All germans who were geniuses had to have a messy hair.

  • Contemporaries Club
    Contemporaries Club il y a 2 ans

    Vox makes videos about things I didn't even know I was curious about

  • Dank Matter
    Dank Matter il y a 2 ans

    Sitcom: makes an unfunny joke

  • TheKiroshi
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  • Salokin
    Salokin il y a 2 ans

    laugh track of dead people intensifies

  • Justin Y.
    Justin Y. il y a 2 ans

    Laugh track plays in the distance

  • FlowersInHisHair
    FlowersInHisHair il y a 2 ans

    Video discusses the cinematography of Karl Freund, the three-camera setup, and the lighting, blocking, costume and makeup choices that went into making it possible to shoot this way. The comments are 90% about laugh tracks, which the video only mentions in passing.

  • Tom Carroll
    Tom Carroll il y a 2 ans

    Anyone ever thought how terrifying most sitcom characters would be without laughter tracks? With no one laughing at their jokes...just...silence

  • Jonas Hamill
    Jonas Hamill il y a 2 ans

    The most mindblowing thing this video taught me was that it used to be 'Hollywoodland'

  • gnilttbs
    gnilttbs il y a 2 ans

    I love how his surname means 'friend' in German.

  • BlackScape
    BlackScape il y a 2 ans (modifié)

    My favorite sitcoms are That’s 70’s Show and The Big Bang Theory. Oh and Boy Meets World. Can’t forget that.

  • Enthused Norseman
    Enthused Norseman il y a 2 ans

    I'm so upset that the "What's the Point" spin-off from "Vox" never got renewed beyond the second season. They were just getting into their own, with the "Carlos' does a spreadsheet" plot line really showing how he could act against type and bring depth to the character.

  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius il y a 2 ans

    You should do an episode on the wierd soft golden light in soap operas. Soaps have a very distinctive look as well.

  • Martin Martini
    Martin Martini il y a 6 mois

    People in sitcoms:

  • Mariannie Zayas
    Mariannie Zayas il y a 2 ans

    You can really see the difference in sitcom lighting in the show "scrubs." They have one episode where the show is done sitcom style and it's actually jarring at first because the lighting, costuming, and dialogue is so different from how the show was formatted.

  • TheScott10012
    TheScott10012 il y a 2 ans

    i cannot stand certain shows just because of the laughing tracks

  • MoonCocoon
    MoonCocoon il y a 2 ans

    Vox, the first workplace sitcom where people actually work. LOL. :D

  • Salokin
    Salokin il y a 2 ans

    That scene with erkell was S U R R E A L

  • CheesecakeLasagna
    CheesecakeLasagna il y a 2 ans

    Next video topic: The canning of laughs (what started the laugh track)