History CameraAbuse / LiveActionTV

13th Feb '16 10:18:52 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''TheRutles'' uses a variation of this. In the beginning of the film, Eric Idle (playing the trenchcoated reporter) walks along the sidewalk, talking about the Rutles. Suddenly, the camera pulls back a little bit faster, causing Idle to quicken his pace. Rinse and repeat until he has to break into a full-on run in order to keep pace with the camera. [[spoiler: The payoff, cut at the last minute, showed Idle running off the end of a pier, causing him to take a dive into the river Mersey.]]

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* ''TheRutles'' ''Music/TheRutles'' uses a variation of this. In the beginning of the film, Eric Idle (playing the trenchcoated reporter) walks along the sidewalk, talking about the Rutles. Suddenly, the camera pulls back a little bit faster, causing Idle to quicken his pace. Rinse and repeat until he has to break into a full-on run in order to keep pace with the camera. [[spoiler: The payoff, cut at the last minute, showed Idle running off the end of a pier, causing him to take a dive into the river Mersey.]]
17th Jan '16 6:23:46 PM Greenygal
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* ''The Rutles'' uses a variation of this. In the beginning of the film, Eric Idle (playing the trenchcoated reporter) walks along the sidewalk, talking about the Rutles. Suddenly, the camera pulls back a little bit faster, causing Idle to quicken his pace. Rinse and repeat until he has to break into a full-on run in order to keep pace with the camera. [[spoiler: The payoff, cut at the last minute, showed Idle running off the end of a pier, causing him to take a dive into the river Mersey.]]

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* ''The Rutles'' ''TheRutles'' uses a variation of this. In the beginning of the film, Eric Idle (playing the trenchcoated reporter) walks along the sidewalk, talking about the Rutles. Suddenly, the camera pulls back a little bit faster, causing Idle to quicken his pace. Rinse and repeat until he has to break into a full-on run in order to keep pace with the camera. [[spoiler: The payoff, cut at the last minute, showed Idle running off the end of a pier, causing him to take a dive into the river Mersey.]]



** Mike emplyed this trope intentionally when he decided to start throwing dirty re-usable diapers at the camera.

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** Mike emplyed employed this trope intentionally when he decided to start throwing dirty re-usable diapers at the camera.



* In Fred Astaire's live TV special ''An Evening with Fred Astaire,'' one number features Astaire sending up his love of dancing with props. After destroying multiple invisible "props," including a piano and a drum set, Astaire starts hitting invisible golf balls. The last one cracks the camera.

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* In Fred Astaire's Creator/FredAstaire's live TV special ''An Evening with Fred Astaire,'' one number features Astaire sending up his love of dancing with props. After destroying multiple invisible "props," including a piano and a drum set, Astaire starts hitting invisible golf balls. The last one cracks the camera.
13th Dec '15 7:00:44 PM Miriam
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* In Fred Astaire's live TV special ''An Evening with Fred Astaire,'' one number features Astaire sending up his love of dancing with props. After destroying multiple invisible "props," including a piano and a drum set, Astaire starts hitting invisible golf balls. The last one cracks the camera.
27th Nov '15 4:33:54 PM nombretomado
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* At the end of every [[ShowWithinAShow "Joe Pesci Show"]] sketch on ''SaturdayNightLive'', a guest would break the camera, sometimes for basically no reason.

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* At the end of every [[ShowWithinAShow "Joe Pesci Show"]] sketch on ''SaturdayNightLive'', ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', a guest would break the camera, sometimes for basically no reason.
31st Oct '15 7:08:33 PM maxwellsilver
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* In ''Series/CanadasWorstDriver'', it's not unheard of for a camera to be sent flying. You can bet footage from that camera will be shown. In an FAQ show just before the eighth season, Andrew said that 51 cameras have been destroyed.
* On a show as active as ''[[DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]'' it is not surprising that the camera is occasionally hit or splattered during physic challenges and the obstacle course. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ry4F37FFY8 One notable example]] happened in 2000 when a large dollop of slime landed on the main camera on the first obstacle. It remained there for the rest of the run slowly dropping down to the bottom while the family ran the course.

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* In ''Series/CanadasWorstDriver'', it's not unheard of for a camera to be sent flying. You can bet footage from that camera will be shown. In an FAQ show just before the eighth season, Andrew said that 51 cameras have had been destroyed.
* On a show as active as ''[[DoubleDare1986 ''[[Series/DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]'' it is not surprising that the camera is occasionally hit or splattered during physic challenges and the obstacle course. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ry4F37FFY8 One notable example]] happened in 2000 when a large dollop of slime landed on the main camera on the first obstacle. It remained there for the rest of the run slowly dropping down to the bottom while the family ran the course.



* Happens in TheYoungOnes during [[MakesAsMuchSenseInContext a violent siege outside the house]], Creator/Madness plays a song as the fighting increases and then one of the musicians attacks the camera with his saxophone.

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* Happens in TheYoungOnes ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' during [[MakesAsMuchSenseInContext a violent siege outside the house]], Creator/Madness Creator/{{Madness}} plays a song as the fighting increases and then one of the musicians attacks the camera with his saxophone.



* On ''{{Series/Dogfights}}'', the "camera" occasionally shakes when an aircraft passes or an explosion happens close by. CGI, of course, but a nice touch.

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* On ''{{Series/Dogfights}}'', ''Series/{{Dogfights}}'', the "camera" occasionally shakes when an aircraft passes or an explosion happens close by. CGI, of course, but a nice touch.


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* Like ''Dogfights'', ''Series/GreatestTankBattles'' often has the camera shake or be spattered by mud.
9th Oct '15 7:33:45 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'':
**In "One Minute," blood and brain matter get on the camera lens when Hank shoots Marco in the head with a hollow point bullet.
**In "Bullet Points," the camera gets covered in fry batter when the Los Pollos Hermanos truck is shot up by the cartel hitmen.
12th Sep '15 6:16:57 PM RustyBill
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* On ''{{Series/Dogfights}}'', the "camera" occasionally shakes when an aircraft passes or an explosion happens close by. CGI, of course, but a nice touch.
3rd Jul '15 10:08:18 PM nombretomado
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* An unintentional example; [[TheLateLateShow Craig Ferguson]] usually ends his opening monologue by playfully smacking the side of the camera. One time he slapped it a bit too playfully and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj2ut7NApwQ actually broke the camera]].
* In ''TheWire'', some gang members are seen from the point of view of a security camera, throwing rocks at it. They hit and break the camera and the resulting shot (presumably because it took all day to get) appears in the opening credits of every episode.

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* An unintentional example; [[TheLateLateShow [[Series/TheLateLateShow Craig Ferguson]] usually ends his opening monologue by playfully smacking the side of the camera. One time he slapped it a bit too playfully and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj2ut7NApwQ actually broke the camera]].
* In ''TheWire'', ''Series/TheWire'', some gang members are seen from the point of view of a security camera, throwing rocks at it. They hit and break the camera and the resulting shot (presumably because it took all day to get) appears in the opening credits of every episode.
30th Jun '15 10:30:05 AM nombretomado
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* The new ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' practices the "camera abuse without a camera" technique -- in the miniseries pilot, debris from the destroyed Armistice Station hits the spacebound camera and sends it reeling. Then at the end of the second season, debris from a nuclear explosion hits the camera, breaks its lens, and sets it spinning out of control. These are both CGI sequences.

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* The new ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' Galactica|2003}}'' practices the "camera abuse without a camera" technique -- in the miniseries pilot, debris from the destroyed Armistice Station hits the spacebound camera and sends it reeling. Then at the end of the second season, debris from a nuclear explosion hits the camera, breaks its lens, and sets it spinning out of control. These are both CGI sequences.
11th May '15 12:52:50 PM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''SpaceOdysseyVoyageToThePlanets'', the cameras on Venus quickly fail under the hellish conditions; one is shown, half-melted and smoking, from the astronaut's POV. On Io, the high level of radiation (from Jupiter) shows up as random bright spots in the picture.

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* In ''SpaceOdysseyVoyageToThePlanets'', ''Series/SpaceOdysseyVoyageToThePlanets'', the cameras on Venus quickly fail under the hellish conditions; one is shown, half-melted and smoking, from the astronaut's POV. On Io, the high level of radiation (from Jupiter) shows up as random bright spots in the picture.
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