Backgrounds Matter for Video: Palin's Gobblegate

If you had any doubts about how important the background is on the video you shoot, take a look at this clip of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin chatting with reporters after she gave a turkey its Thanksgiving pardon. If you're like me, you'll find it impossible to concentrate on Palin's words, as the man behind her proceeds to end the life of another turkey. (Alert to the squeamish: This could make you queasy.)


Poynter Institute video guru Al Tompkins reminds that when the eyes and ears are receiving competing messages in video, the eyes win. What we're hearing becomes difficult to process.

More on "gobblegate" from the Anchorage Daily News:

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