ASK THE METEOROLOGIST
“How do you know what you are pointing at in front of the green screen?”
Crosby L, Bellview Elementary
Crosby is just one of many people who wonder how meteorologists do the weather in front of the green wall. When standing in front of the green screen, we are able to see ourselves pretty much from all angles. Looking into the camera, instead of seeing words (like the news anchors do), we see ourselves ..but in front of our graphics.
Also, when turning to the left and right we also see ourselves from monitors that are off camera. Basically all of the monitors we have around us to look at, display exactly what you see on your television — us with our graphics. This allows us to get familiar with where our hand is pointing after becoming familiar with the wall and also the spacing of our graphics.
This is something that just comes with time. Because the wall is green, we are not able to wear green …or any colors that are a tealish, greenish color in resemblance. If this were the case, we’d appear as floating heads and hands!