The control room is the heart of a working television station. Forget the studio
, that's just for the talent
. In the control room, the Master Control Operator
runs their board
, rolling videotapes, cutting to commercials, making sure your TV has something on it. During newscast
s, the Technical Director
pushes the buttons on the patch board
to switch between cameras, while the Audio Board Operator
runs the sound levels. Those words on the screen? They are called font
s, and the Graphics Operator
runs the character generator
to put them on. (And remember, you can't put a font over a pontiff
Broadcasters describe the control room as organized chaos. Live television is about split-second timing, huge egos, and not screwing up visibly.
When having sex in a control room, it's referred to as the Loss Of Control room. And there are no virgin control rooms in America.
How do I know this? Noteponymous is a broadcaster, so this is straight from the handmate's mouth.