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View Diary: President-Elect Obama's First Weekly Video Address: November 15, 2008 (180 comments)

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  •  I'm guessing these addresses will evolve ... (4+ / 0-)
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    tapestry, mmiddle, gannongirl, flitedocnm

    ... over time. Change of venue (the White House) will fix the 70's rec room look. The framing also needs to be adjusted. He's looking up at the camera (should be looking directly into it or slightly down) and there is too much air above his head. Also, he's off-center (to accommodate the flag). All of that needs to get spruced up a bit.

    I agree with an earlier poster that these addresses should be made available as podcasts, not merely as YouTube posts.

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    •  asdf (1+ / 0-)
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      dzog

      I really dislike the look of this setting and the camera angle. They make Obama look small and short, almost inconsequential. That chair -- ugh. Too much flag. There's nothing about it I find appealing. I bet next week's address will be a lot better in these respects.

    •  Agreed. Excellent analysis. (1+ / 0-)
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      dzog

      Bizarre that a candidate who has received the best stagecraft of anybody since Reagan didn't have someone saying: "um, hey, let us handle the setting, ok?"

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