Weatherman Makes Use Of Green Screen During Halloween Broadcast
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Weather presenters have been increasingly using their segment to throw in a bit of banter to keep audiences entertained. For those who live in places where it's pretty much constantly drab, bleak and grey every single day, the weather section of a news broadcast can be pretty stale.
So you know they're going to step up their game for Halloween, especially considering they have access to the legendary green screen, where all sorts of camera trickery can be done.
The UK's Met Office certainly rose to the occasion for their broadcast where Alex Deakin and Chris Page came together for a very decent weather report.
Credit: UK Met Office
Not only did the presenter look like his was holding his own head, but the graphics were certainly updated to reflect the Halloween spirit. There was 'Norwitch', 'Londemon', 'Newtcastle', 'Belfangs', 'Hell' and the extra special 'Birminghammerhouseofhorrors'.
The post on Twitter has already received more than 8,000 likes and retweets, with many giving the Met Office a round of applause.
You've just made my day!!! Love it love it love it!
- Chantal Dunikowski (@ChantalDuni) October 31, 2017
This is awesome! Brillant! Happy #Halloween! :jack_o_lantern::ghost::thumbsup::sunglasses: pic.twitter.com/sEf664SQuN
- Alan Parker (@AlanLondonCity) October 31, 2017
One person wrote: "I hate #Halloween but this is brilliant."
For those people still scratching their heads on how they managed to pull off the headless broadcast. The UK Met Office has been kind enough to post a quick video of Alex and Chris playing around with the green screen before the report.
Here's a peek behind the scenes of our #Halloween forecast, @alexdeakin had the helping hand of the headless @ChrisPage90 :jack_o_lantern::ghost: pic.twitter.com/6J0G6rK4h2
- Met Office (@metoffice) October 31, 2017
But if you were actually more keen to hear about the actual weather than the presenter did say: "The weather's set fair across England and Wales. Largely clear skies - in Northern Ireland too.
"Notice, though, some thicker purple cloud across western Scotland.
"And if we add on the blood rain here we'll see it could be quite a soggy night across western Scotland in particular."
Owain tried to slip in as many drag queen references as possible, clearly showing off his extensive knowledge of Rupaul's Drag Race, and even used props to finish off the segment.
"Now listen guys, I'm going to spill the tea, alright, and tell you that some of these clouds today are going to be throwing some serious shade," he says, among many other quips.
He slyly mentions a number of famous Drag Queens, such as Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, as well as Nina Flowers and Charlie Hides.
Any money we'll start to see more of these inspired segments as we get into the festive season.