Camera ‘Voice’ Overs in TV and Film

Perhaps I am just odd but something that really gets under my skin is when I am watching a television program or movie where they are using one camera – particularly a modern digital camera – and then ‘voice’ over its sound with that of something like a 20 year old plus Canon A1 and winder that needs a good dose of oil. Even better is when they add a flash, something that has been released in the last two years and they have the sound of an old Metz 60CT hammer head flash which used to sound like a jet aircraft taking off.

I don’t want to sound petty but I do wonder why manufactures – who often sponsor the camera or pay for the exposure they will get from it being used in the program or film – are happy to have their camera sound like a banshee.