Sometime in the next few years, my television station will make the switch from plain old analog TV to hi-def. We’re already passing along hi-def network shows, but aren’t producing anything with that rich video quality in house.
The TV station’s going to do it whether I like it or not, though I sense seeing the news and weather in high definition isn’t on your short list.
Some of my co-workers worry. What will we look like when ‘warts and all’ really means ‘warts and all’?
I’d like to say I’m not that vain – but I am. After all, I wear make-up at work.
A nameless co-worker watched the NFL playoffs on hi-def this weekend. “They look old,” she said. “Lots of make-up,” but it didn’t help. I’ve heard the make-up is sprayed on, like a phony tan.
Not only will the ‘talent’ be under more scrutiny in a high definition world, so will our sets! Little blemishes that go unnoticed now, the nap of the carpet or the trim on the anchor desk, will glare. Maybe they’ll wax the floor every day?
Oh – here’s what brought this up. There was an article in the Times a few days ago about some other TV performers who are already suffering – porn stars¹!