A Behind the Scenes Look at the Weather Wall 4/16

Here is a sneak peak inside how the forecast is performed, on the Green Wall.

Here is a sneak peak inside how the forecast is performed, on the Green Wall.

Every Monday on the Valley's Fox 10pm news we have a weather questions segment, where you can send in your questions and Meteorologist Aubrey Urbanowicz will answer or explain them on air.
This week's question is a little different, and it comes from Walter Weber.
 
This is actually a pretty common question Meteorologists get asked.
 
This week's question comes from Walter Weber.

He wants to know if I can actually see the graphics behind me?
Well, here's an inside look at what it actually looks like.
Take a look at the video clip.

Here is a still shot. All it is is a green wall that we stand a few feet in front of.

What we can see are two monitors, one on the right and one on the left that we can see ourselves on the screen with the weather graphics.

What the green screen does is it allows any sort of image to be projected, as long as it's not this color of green. It's called keying out, and the green wall is also known as the Chroma Key.

It's almost like looking into a mirror.

It does take some practice. Personally, when I was interning at a TV station I wasn't able to practice as much as I would have liked to. So I actually used to practice in my bathroom mirror. Or I would Tivo local weather casts, and act them out in front of my TV.
Embarassing, maybe. But if you want to improve, you have to practice.

If you have a weather question you want to hear on air, send me an email at Aubrey.Urbanowicz@whsv.com.

Your question may end up on the air, on Mondays.

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