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22nd Jun '16 1:24:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Sea Devils'', the Master watches an episode of ''TheClangers'' on a "television". The image is inserted using a GreenScreen, and in several shots, how this is done becomes [[SpecialEffectFailure painfully obvious]]: the television itself is just a frame in front of a set of green miniblinds, and "turning the television on" is done by closing the blinds.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Sea Devils'', the Master watches an episode of ''TheClangers'' ''WesternAnimation/TheClangers'' on a "television". The image is inserted using a GreenScreen, and in several shots, how this is done becomes [[SpecialEffectFailure painfully obvious]]: the television itself is just a frame in front of a set of green miniblinds, and "turning the television on" is done by closing the blinds.
26th May '16 8:15:15 AM Willbyr
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Sea Devils'', the Master watches an episode of ''TheClangers'' on a "television". The image is inserted using a GreenScreen, and in several shots, how this is done becomes [[SpecialEffectFailure painfully obvious]]: the television itself is just a frame in front of a set of green miniblinds, and "turning the television on" is done by closing the blinds.
* ''Series/TheGoodies'' made heavy use of this - though considering the 'TV' was 'actually' a super advanced projector thingy, which suspiciously worked ''exactly'' like a set of blinds, it was probably a tad less serious.
* One episode of ''TheYoungOnes'' didn't even bother with green screen -- they simply had a static image taped to the front of the television, and the actors and camera positioned themselves so that the tv was only visible while it was "on".
* One of the ''Series/MasterNinja'' movies shown on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' had the villains watching a surveillance screen that looked suspiciously sharper than the rest of the scene. A similar effect appeared in the ''Riding With Death'' movie. (Both movies were made somewhere in the 1970's-early '80's.) The host segments ''themselves'' featured the "Hexfield Viewscreen", a video-phone device that was basically a fancy opening into another room, where actors would stand and converse with the cast. The artifice of this fake screen was further highlighted in an episode where the "image" breaks up with "static" -- visibly a scatter of little styrofoam pellets being thrown at the actor from offstage.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Sea Devils'', the Master watches an episode of ''TheClangers'' on a "television". The image is inserted using a GreenScreen, and in several shots, how this is done becomes [[SpecialEffectFailure painfully obvious]]: the television itself is just a frame in front of a set of green miniblinds, and "turning the television on" is done by closing the blinds.
* ''Series/TheGoodies'' made heavy use of this - though considering the 'TV' was 'actually' a super advanced projector thingy, which suspiciously worked ''exactly'' like a set of blinds, it was probably a tad less serious.
* One episode of ''TheYoungOnes'' didn't even bother with green screen -- they simply had a static image taped to the front of the television, and the actors and camera positioned themselves so that the tv was only visible while it was "on".
* One of the ''Series/MasterNinja'' movies shown on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' had the villains watching a surveillance screen that looked suspiciously sharper than the rest of the scene. A similar effect appeared in the ''Riding With Death'' movie. (Both movies were made somewhere in the 1970's-early '80's.) The host segments ''themselves'' featured the "Hexfield Viewscreen", a video-phone device that was basically a fancy opening into another room, where actors would stand and converse with the cast. The artifice of this fake screen was further highlighted in an episode where the "image" breaks up with "static" -- visibly a scatter of little styrofoam pellets being thrown at the actor from offstage.
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* In the animated series ''WesternAnimation/RoughnecksStarshipTroopersChronicles'' the rolling bar is added deliberately to a background monitor to add 'realism' to a scene.
* Ridiculously common on {{MTV}} reality shows these days. Especially bad when it's used during a shoehorned bit of ProductPlacement. I honestly have problems gauging how good your new video phone is if the picture is a result of post-production, [=LG=].
* Amusingly averted in the (presumably low-budget) CBC kids' spy show ''Spynet''. Not only were the villains' computers CRT monitors with visible scanlines, they didn't even have a ViewerFriendlyInterface... just Windows 95.
* Averted in GerryAnderson's ''UFO'' and partially averted in ''Space1999'', where most of the video monitors (even hand-held ones) are real, though the images are in black and white because the production hadn't yet figured out how to synchronize colour monitors to 35mm film cameras. However, the main Moonbase Alpha viewscreen on ''Space1999'' uses matted-in images, which are therefore in colour.


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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Sea Devils'', the Master watches an episode of ''TheClangers'' on a "television". The image is inserted using a GreenScreen, and in several shots, how this is done becomes [[SpecialEffectFailure painfully obvious]]: the television itself is just a frame in front of a set of green miniblinds, and "turning the television on" is done by closing the blinds.
* ''Series/TheGoodies'' made heavy use of this - though considering the 'TV' was 'actually' a super advanced projector thingy, which suspiciously worked ''exactly'' like a set of blinds, it was probably a tad less serious.
* One episode of ''TheYoungOnes'' didn't even bother with green screen -- they simply had a static image taped to the front of the television, and the actors and camera positioned themselves so that the tv was only visible while it was "on".
* One of the ''Series/MasterNinja'' movies shown on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' had the villains watching a surveillance screen that looked suspiciously sharper than the rest of the scene. A similar effect appeared in the ''Riding With Death'' movie. (Both movies were made somewhere in the 1970's-early '80's.) The host segments ''themselves'' featured the "Hexfield Viewscreen", a video-phone device that was basically a fancy opening into another room, where actors would stand and converse with the cast. The artifice of this fake screen was further highlighted in an episode where the "image" breaks up with "static" -- visibly a scatter of little styrofoam pellets being thrown at the actor from offstage.
* Ridiculously common on Creator/{{MTV}} reality shows these days. Especially bad when it's used during a shoehorned bit of ProductPlacement. I honestly have problems gauging how good your new video phone is if the picture is a result of post-production, [=LG=].
* Amusingly averted in the (presumably low-budget) CBC kids' spy show ''Spynet''. Not only were the villains' computers CRT monitors with visible scanlines, they didn't even have a ViewerFriendlyInterface... just Windows 95.
* Averted in Creator/GerryAnderson's ''Series/{{UFO}}'' and partially averted in ''Series/Space1999'', where most of the video monitors (even hand-held ones) are real, though the images are in black and white because the production hadn't yet figured out how to synchronize colour monitors to 35mm film cameras. However, the main Moonbase Alpha viewscreen on ''Space: 1999'' uses matted-in images, which are therefore in colour.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RoughnecksStarshipTroopersChronicles'' the rolling bar is added deliberately to a background monitor to add 'realism' to a scene.
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14th May '16 7:13:54 PM CaptainVideo
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[[quoteright:350:[[Film/DawnOfTheDead1978 http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dawn_stephen_tests_tv.JPG]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:That signal's coming in surprisingly well, considering the world is ending.]]


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* Used for every TV picture in ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'', although [[spoiler: genuine static appears at the end, after transmissions have stopped coming]].
27th Aug '15 6:56:44 PM nombretomado
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* One of the ''Series/MasterNinja'' movies shown on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' had the villains watching a surveillance screen that looked suspiciously sharper than the rest of the scene. A similar effect appeared in the ''Riding With Death'' movie. (Both movies were made somewhere in the 1970's-early '80's.) The MST3K host segments ''themselves'' featured the "Hexfield Viewscreen", a video-phone device that was basically a fancy opening into another room, where actors would stand and converse with the cast. The artifice of this fake screen was further highlighted in an episode where the "image" breaks up with "static" -- visibly a scatter of little styrofoam pellets being thrown at the actor from offstage.

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* One of the ''Series/MasterNinja'' movies shown on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' had the villains watching a surveillance screen that looked suspiciously sharper than the rest of the scene. A similar effect appeared in the ''Riding With Death'' movie. (Both movies were made somewhere in the 1970's-early '80's.) The MST3K host segments ''themselves'' featured the "Hexfield Viewscreen", a video-phone device that was basically a fancy opening into another room, where actors would stand and converse with the cast. The artifice of this fake screen was further highlighted in an episode where the "image" breaks up with "static" -- visibly a scatter of little styrofoam pellets being thrown at the actor from offstage.
2nd Apr '15 3:14:04 AM jormis29
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* One of the ''MasterNinja'' movies shown on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' had the villains watching a surveillance screen that looked suspiciously sharper than the rest of the scene. A similar effect appeared in the ''Riding With Death'' movie. (Both movies were made somewhere in the 1970's-early '80's.) The MST3K host segments ''themselves'' featured the "Hexfield Viewscreen", a video-phone device that was basically a fancy opening into another room, where actors would stand and converse with the cast. The artifice of this fake screen was further highlighted in an episode where the "image" breaks up with "static" -- visibly a scatter of little styrofoam pellets being thrown at the actor from offstage.

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* One of the ''MasterNinja'' ''Series/MasterNinja'' movies shown on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' had the villains watching a surveillance screen that looked suspiciously sharper than the rest of the scene. A similar effect appeared in the ''Riding With Death'' movie. (Both movies were made somewhere in the 1970's-early '80's.) The MST3K host segments ''themselves'' featured the "Hexfield Viewscreen", a video-phone device that was basically a fancy opening into another room, where actors would stand and converse with the cast. The artifice of this fake screen was further highlighted in an episode where the "image" breaks up with "static" -- visibly a scatter of little styrofoam pellets being thrown at the actor from offstage.
8th Aug '13 7:06:54 PM LeeM
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There are two ways to avoid this. First, there are ways a television screen can be specially synced up with the camera. This is surprisingly difficult with older technology. Indeed, nobody completely figured this out until 1982's ''Film/{{Videodrome}}''.

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There are two ways to avoid this. First, there are ways a television screen can be specially synced up with the camera. This is surprisingly difficult with older technology. Indeed, nobody completely figured this out until 1982's ''Film/{{Videodrome}}''.
''Film/{{Videodrome}}'', although a few productions managed it with black and white monitors.
23rd Jun '13 12:31:35 AM FredMSloniker
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* The same trick was used for ''Series/TheGoodies'' and the blinds were in front of the window.

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* The same trick was used for ''Series/TheGoodies'' and made heavy use of this - though considering the blinds were in front 'TV' was 'actually' a super advanced projector thingy, which suspiciously worked ''exactly'' like a set of the window.blinds, it was probably a tad less serious.



* ''Series/TheGoodies'' made heavy use of this - though considering the 'TV' was 'actually' a super advanced projector thingy, which suspiciously worked ''exactly'' like a set of blinds, it was probably a tad less serious.
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