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The Work At Home Weatherman Recipe from Geoff Fox

March 01, 2016 by Scott Carroll

Geoff Fox is a broadcast pioneer. He’s also a 7-time Emmy Award-winning meteorologist. Among TV meteorologists, Geoff is the first to develop a method of delivering a standard daily TV weather report about anywhere from anywhere, all by himself.

In a previous video, Geoff detailed his workflow from camera to delivery of a high-def, live signal back to his home TV station.

In this follow-up video, Geoff explains how he tackles mission critical, behind-the-scenes tasks while in front of a live TV camera using some of the new features found in TriCaster Advanced Edition software loaded onto to his TriCaster Mini.  He self-produces and directs his daily weather segment to Nebraskans watching TV in Nebraska–while simultaneously delivering the weather report from his garage in California. How he does it is, in a word, magical.  It’s a recipe for future TV weathermen to follow:

A recap of how Geoff does it:

  • All screen sequencing is automated using Macros
  • Macro sequence controlled by handheld LanLink Shout Controller
  • Macros starts the recorder on TriCaster
  • Uses 4 mix/effect buses (M/E’s) and extra DSK’s (downstream keyers)

    • Available with TriCaster Advanced Edition
    • Two DSK’s per M/E bus
  • Frame buffer animation feature fills in unused screen space
  • Weather maps visible only to him via an off-screen monitor powered from TriCaster Output 2
  • Internal chroma keyer composites weather maps over his green screen
  • Automated sequencing of different weather chart clips in the DDR’s
  • Macro-driven lower thirds fade in and out
  • Forecast in frame buffers For this segment alone, Geoff’s title credits would include the following:

  • Produzent
  • Technischer Leiter
  • Cameraman
  • Sound Designer
  • Lighting Supervisor
  • Set Designer
  • Copywriter
  • Copy Editor
  • Signal Transport Supervisor
  • Meteorologist
  • On-Screen Talent Learn more about Live Production and Streaming

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