10.05.08

VP debates

Posted in Politics at 8:46 am by ducky

I have been a little surprised, after the body-language analysis of the McCain-Obama debate, that nobody has mentioned the camera work on the VP debates.

Both cameras kept the top of the candidate’s head and the top of the lectern at about the same position.  Because Palin is so much shorter than Biden, the camera was zoomed in quite a bit more on her than on Biden.  This meant that she looked closer — and warmer.  Biden looked farther away — and emotionally more distant.  This reinforced her warm body/facial language.

I will watch for this in the next presidential debate as well.  McCain is much shorter than Obama, so perhaps that also will make Obama look “distant”.

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