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COPS: Does TV get any better than this?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by janry, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    And they're easier to clean when a suspect gets a beatdown. :D
     
  2. Adam1115

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    I don't think that's what happened.

    The cop was called out to help the fire department with someone who was fighting with them.

    I believe the people who jumped in to help were the fire department / paramedics who were behind the cameramen. I believe one was even wearing a fire dept shirt.

    It's also possible that the camera crew have security personnel to keep them safe, and might've jumped in.

    I don't think there would be any circumstances that would warrant the civilian camera crew jumping in to take down a suspect.
     
  3. Neenahboy

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    The camera went down, and as it was doing so you could clearly see a guy in a black shirt (with no fire department markings) help restrain the suspect.
     
  4. Adam1115

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    I think the camera guy was pushed out of the way. Like I said, he could've been a security type person.

    Question, who do you think held the camera while they were fighting? (it came back up...)
     
  5. nmiller855

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    I agree w/Neenahboy on this. The cops had been called because the firefighters had a combative subject. He had left the scene & was walking down the road away from the original so the firefighters were not around.
     
  6. Adam1115

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    You seriously need to watch it again.

    One of the two guys was wearing a Los Angeles Fire Department T-Shirt. The other guy had a logod shirt that was blurred out, he was either a paramedic or a security guard protecting the crew.

    AND, the cameraman was STILL HOLDING the camera after the incident!

    It was NOT the cameraman who tackled the guy.
     
  7. steve614

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    I just watched that scene again and the cameraman DID get involved.
    He didn't put the camera down, but he did take it off his shoulder and hang on to it with one hand.
    I think he tried to help restrain the suspect with his free arm (when the camera was pointed away), but when the other guys jumped in, he went back to just being the cameraman.
     
  8. firerose818

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    We weren't sure about the cameraman either. It did look like he jumped in, although later you see a man in a black shirt wearing a badge around his neck.

    Per Wiki, an incident on a previous season in Atlanta led to a camera man helping restrain a subject.
     
  9. nataylor

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    Don't forget there's a sound guy, too. I'll have to rewarch, bit thought there was a cut in there where the camera guy does drop the camera and gets involved.
     
  10. nataylor

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    After rewatching it, the guy in the black shirt is either the sound guy or the camera guy. There is a cut in there where it looks like the guy in the black shirt hands the camera to another guy (probably the sound guy) to film, which is why I'm not sure if the guy in the black is the original camera guy or the sound guy. There is also a paramedic helping after the cut. I'm betting the guy in the black is the original camera guy since he doesn't appear to have the audio gear around him. Right as the officer goes down, the camera spins to the left and you can see the guy running up has sound gear on a belt, and I don't think there was time for him to drop it.

    They don't have security that travels with them. It's just the camera guy and the sound guy (who is also the field producer and gets the releases and stuff).
     
  11. Neenahboy

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    It's interesting...until a couple years ago, I wasn't aware that two guys accompanied the cops. I always thought the boom mike was somehow attached to the camera.
     
  12. nataylor

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    The camera guy's got too much going on to do sound too. It takes two hands to work the camera (one for zoom, one for focus). :)

    Here's kinda what a cops sound guy would be doing:
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  13. EvilMidniteBombr

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    I agree with nataylor. I watched that episode after reading about it here so I was looking to see if I could tell what happened. To me it looked as if the camera man set his camera on the ground. There was a lot of camera movement where he was either bumped from behind or was in the process of putting the camera down. In one shot, you can see a firefighter or EMT walking toward the camera. He is later shown assisting the officer.

    As for the man in the black t-shirt. He is not the same man shown later with a lanyard badge. I believe he was the camera man or a citizen that stepped in to help.
     
  14. janry

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    Pug woman was nutz.
     
  15. cheerdude

    cheerdude Reed & Juliet's CPA

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    That is something that we can all agree on! :)
     
  16. janry

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    The scary thing I noticed about the drugged out guy the cop needed help with was he was going for the cops gun. I think it was when they first began to tussle, you can see the perps hand go around the cops waist and land on his gun just for an instant. The cop quickly got if off.
     
  17. Fish Man

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    In theory, they could have one person handle the camera and sound. News videographers do it all the time. News guys typically have a mike mounted on the camera (the most popular model for this use being the Rode VideoMic).

    However, news guys typically simply put the audio on their camera on "automatic" and concentrate on the video.

    By having a team of two guys, they get better overall quality of sound and video, since the video guy can concentrate 100% on video, and the sound guy can concentrate 100% on sound. This is, after all, supposed to be a "polished" production. Folks will tolerate somewhat reduced quality on breaking news coverage.

    By the way, the cops are wearing body mikes too.

    I think the guy in the black T-Shirt was either the COPS sound guy or the camera man. If it was the camera man, he must have handed his camera to the sound man (and, hence, all the flailing around of the picture).
     
  18. Fish Man

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    Indeed.

    Rather pathetic too. So, does she try to steal every pug she sees, thinking it's hers?

    At one point, she said something like, "This issue has put a terrible strain on my marriage."

    I'll bet it has! If my wife were embarrassing the hell out of me by accusing every owner of a particular breed of dog that she met of stealing her dog, it would put a "strain" on my marriage too! :eek:
     
  19. nataylor

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    That's not a boom mic, it's a shotgun mic. A boom mic is on, well, a boom (like the picture I posted before).
     
  20. janry

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    I bet the pug ran away.
     

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