Created By: deevo0September 10, 2013
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Faulty Microphone

Whenever a character first speaks into a microphone, it will feed back

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For some reason, microphones in film and TV cannot be spoken into for the first time without feeding back, especially at school assemblies. The feedback can serve different narrative purposes: to get a laugh, to signal that a lame speech is coming, or just to make it clear to the audience that the microphone is on.

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Community Feedback Replies: 4
  • September 10, 2013
    chicagomel
    In The Stand, Stu deals with this during his speech at the first public Free Zone meeting. He says they have to get used to technology again (most of Boulder still had no power but they had a generator set up for the meeting). Plus, Stu was also nervous.
  • September 10, 2013
    randomsurfer
    Here's an old ykttw "Microphone Feedback," last posted on 1/31/13 and by definition Up For Grabs.
  • September 11, 2013
    deevo0
    Ah, it's already been created.
  • January 30, 2014
    XFllo
    Discarding. I copied the only example from this discussion to the other ykttw.

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