History CameraAbuse / LiveActionTV

22nd Jun '17 3:48:11 PM thatother1dude
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* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/ThatsSoRaven''. Someone appears to break the camera, but it turns out it was just a shot from the perspective of a television screen.

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* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/ThatsSoRaven''. Someone appears to break the camera, but [[FourthWallPsych it turns out it was just a shot from the perspective of a television screen.screen]].
13th Jun '17 5:04:15 AM Piterpicher
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* ''DirtyJobs'':

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* ''DirtyJobs'':''Series/DirtyJobs'':
12th May '17 7:16:51 PM chasemaddigan
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* The ''[[Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs Walking With...]]'' series of [[{{Documentary}} documentaries]] by the Creator/DiscoveryChannel and Creator/TheBBC love this bit. Something strikes at or splashes mud into on or snarls into and steams the camera every episode. Perhaps the most alarming was in the episode ''Land of Giants'' of ''Walking with Beasts'', where the ''Paraceratherium'' calf notices the cameraman, chases him, and knocks him over. Some animals even crack the lens (the ''Australopithecus'' throw rocks at it, a ''Brontoscorpio'' breaks it with its stinger), the ''Tyrannosaurus'' covers it in spit, a ''Lystrosaurus'' bonks its head on it, and the ''Dimetrodon'' shake feces out an ''Edaphosaurus''' gut which lands right on the lens.

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* The ''[[Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs Walking With...]]'' series of [[{{Documentary}} documentaries]] by the Creator/DiscoveryChannel and Creator/TheBBC love this bit. Something strikes at or splashes mud into on or snarls into and steams the camera every episode. Perhaps the most alarming was in the episode ''Land of Giants'' of ''Walking with Beasts'', from ''Series/WalkingWithBeasts'', where the ''Paraceratherium'' calf notices the cameraman, chases him, and knocks him over. Some animals even crack the lens (the ''Australopithecus'' throw rocks at it, a ''Brontoscorpio'' breaks it with its stinger), the ''Tyrannosaurus'' covers it in spit, a ''Lystrosaurus'' bonks its head on it, and the ''Dimetrodon'' shake feces out an ''Edaphosaurus''' gut which lands right on the lens.
23rd Apr '17 3:19:50 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in an episode of ''ThatsSoRaven''. Someone appears to break the camera, but it turns out it was just a shot from the perspective of a television screen.

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* Subverted in an episode of ''ThatsSoRaven''.''Series/ThatsSoRaven''. Someone appears to break the camera, but it turns out it was just a shot from the perspective of a television screen.
13th Mar '17 11:12:48 PM DeepRed
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* [[http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/eyewitness-news---bob-jones-punches-reporter-rod-vaughan-1985 In New Zealand in 1985]], TVNZ reporter Rod Vaughan attempted to interview property tycoon and then-New Zealand Party leader Bob Jones about putting the party in hiatus, while he was out fishing in the central North Island. Jones, who also happened to be a trained boxer, felt his privacy was being infringed, and responded with a knuckle sandwich on Vaughan and his cameraman. In the subsequent court case, Jones was fined NZ$1,000 for assault, to which Jones asked, "if I pay $2,000, can I hit him again?"

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* [[http://www.[[https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/eyewitness-news---bob-jones-punches-reporter-rod-vaughan-1985 com/title/eyewitness-news-bob-jones-punches-reporter-rod-vaughan-1985 In New Zealand in 1985]], TVNZ reporter Rod Vaughan attempted to interview property tycoon and then-New Zealand Party leader Bob Jones about putting the party in hiatus, while he was out fishing in the central North Island. Jones, who also happened to be a trained boxer, felt his privacy was being infringed, and responded with a knuckle sandwich on Vaughan and his cameraman. In the subsequent court case, Jones was fined NZ$1,000 for assault, to which Jones asked, "if I pay $2,000, can I hit him again?"
23rd Jan '17 2:18:36 PM PrimeEvil
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* In the ''Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special'', Pee-Wee's yo-yo hits the camera lens, putting a very large crack (not unlike safety-glass) into it. His response: "Better add a 'new camera lens' to the Christmas list, Conky!"

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* In the ''Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special'', Pee-Wee's yo-yo hits the camera lens, putting a very large crack (not unlike safety-glass) into it. His response: "Better add a 'new camera lens' to the Christmas list, Conky!"Conky!" [[note]]If you're looking VERY carefully, you can discern the jump cut where the yo-yo "cracks" the lens![[/note]]
7th Dec '16 4:23:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/eyewitness-news---bob-jones-punches-reporter-rod-vaughan-1985 In New Zealand in 1985]], TVNZ reporter Rod Vaughan attempted to interview property tycoon and then-New Zealand Party leader Bob Jones about putting the party in hiatus, while he was out fishing in the central North Island. Jones, who also happened to be a trained boxer, felt his privacy was being infringed, and responded with a knuckle sandwich on Vaughan and his cameraman. In the subsequent court case, Jones was fined NZ$1,000 for assault, to which Jones asked, "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny if I pay $2,000, can I hit him again?]]"

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* [[http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/eyewitness-news---bob-jones-punches-reporter-rod-vaughan-1985 In New Zealand in 1985]], TVNZ reporter Rod Vaughan attempted to interview property tycoon and then-New Zealand Party leader Bob Jones about putting the party in hiatus, while he was out fishing in the central North Island. Jones, who also happened to be a trained boxer, felt his privacy was being infringed, and responded with a knuckle sandwich on Vaughan and his cameraman. In the subsequent court case, Jones was fined NZ$1,000 for assault, to which Jones asked, "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny if "if I pay $2,000, can I hit him again?]]"again?"
7th Dec '16 4:23:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* In every episode of ''DropTheDeadDonkey'', Damien's outside broadcast footage would end with sudden lurches in focus and positon, as something horrible happened to Jerry the cameraman. Usually while Damien berated him for ruining the shot.

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* In every episode of ''DropTheDeadDonkey'', ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey'', Damien's outside broadcast footage would end with sudden lurches in focus and positon, as something horrible happened to Jerry the cameraman. Usually while Damien berated him for ruining the shot.



* ''SuperSentai'', and by extension ''PowerRangers'', began using this in the 2000's. Older seasons would just do quick cuts where it's obvious the hero or mecha twitched or slightly moved between when the monster fell down, ran off-camera, and a subsequent explosion was set off to simulate the monster's death. Now, however, enemy explosions just cause the battlefield camera to shake violently for a second, hiding such cuts.

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* ''SuperSentai'', ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', and by extension ''PowerRangers'', ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', began using this in the 2000's. Older seasons would just do quick cuts where it's obvious the hero or mecha twitched or slightly moved between when the monster fell down, ran off-camera, and a subsequent explosion was set off to simulate the monster's death. Now, however, enemy explosions just cause the battlefield camera to shake violently for a second, hiding such cuts.
16th Nov '16 3:08:14 PM LondonKdS
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Ninth Doctor story "The End of the World", one of the (CGI-animated) spiders "accidentally" collides with the camera. This may have been an intentional reference to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Web_Planet one First Doctor episode]] where an [[PeopleInRubberSuits insectoid creature]] accidentally headbutted the camera, and it was [[ThrowItIn left in]] to avoid the time and expense of a retake.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Ninth Doctor story "The End of the World", one of the (CGI-animated) spiders "accidentally" collides with the camera. This may have been an intentional reference to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Web_Planet one First Doctor episode]] a notorious blooper in the sixties story "The Web Planet", where an [[PeopleInRubberSuits insectoid creature]] accidentally headbutted the camera, and it was [[ThrowItIn left in]] to avoid the time and expense of a retake.
15th Sep '16 2:38:58 PM JoieDeCombat
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* In ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'', where more than one experiment has taken out the high-speed cameras, resulting in footage of something actually smashing through the camera. One time they were testing a myth that a loud stereo can cause guns to go off. Nothing happened to the guns, but the camera was killed by all the vibration from the stereo. Played for laughs on some of the myth-intro animations, when falling items or explosions leave broken-glass patterns drawn onto the screen.

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* In ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'', where more than one experiment has taken out the high-speed cameras, resulting in footage of something actually smashing through the camera. One time they were testing a myth that a loud stereo can cause guns to go off. Nothing happened to the guns, but the camera was killed by all the vibration from the stereo. Played for laughs on some of the myth-intro animations, when falling items or explosions leave broken-glass patterns drawn onto the screen.



** The host and crew are up-front about occasionally setting up a camera in a spot where they're nearly certain it'll be destroyed.
** Lampshaded on the episode where Mike sorts baby chickens by sex. Mike himself proclaims that they've hit a new low when he squeezes excrement from a chick directly onto the camera lens.
** Mike employed this trope intentionally when he decided to start throwing dirty re-usable diapers at the camera.
** In the episode where Mike visits a salt mine, they rig a cave wall with explosives, leaving a camera within a few yards of the blast zone with a sheet of plexiglass over the lens. After the blast, they go back to check the damage to the camera. Here's the thing: the camera still worked, with the plexiglass taking the brunt of the blast. Mike and crew are dumbfounded at the fact that the camera actually survived.

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** The host and In several episodes the crew set up cameras in positions that they know are up-front likely to end with the destruction of the camera, such as under trees that are about occasionally setting up a camera to be felled or next to explosives that are about to be set off, in a spot where they're nearly certain it'll be destroyed.
** Lampshaded on
the episode where hopes of getting interesting footage. The show makes no effort to hide the crew or their equipment, allowing host Mike sorts baby chickens by sex. Mike himself proclaims that they've hit a new low when he squeezes excrement from a chick directly onto the camera lens.
** Mike employed this trope intentionally when he decided
Rowe to start throwing dirty re-usable diapers at the camera.
purposefully draw audience attention to moments like these.
** In the episode where Mike visits a salt mine, they rig a cave wall with explosives, leaving a camera within a few yards of the blast zone with a sheet of plexiglass plexiglas over the lens. After the blast, they go back to check the damage to the camera. Here's the thing: the camera still worked, with the plexiglass plexiglas taking the brunt of the blast. Mike and crew are dumbfounded at the fact that a six-dollar sheet of plexiglas kept a several-thousand-dollar camera from being destroyed.
** Mike also has a habit of purposefully throwing some of the dirt, muck, or feces he's working with onto the nearest camera lens. He lampshades it in the episode in which he sorts baby chickens by sex, proclaiming that they've hit a new low when he squeezes excrement from a chick directly onto
the camera actually survived.lens.
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