So it’s an hour before the curtain rises (I mean, if there was a curtain) and the power goes out at the Jimmy Kimmel Live taping and broadcast center. The show is still lit and the studio audience is good to go… but they can’t tape it.
Pop quiz, hot shot: how do you record a whole show with no equipment? Answer: pull out your MacBook.
Yes indeed, the sprightly mind of Mr. Kimmel went straight to the built-in webcam on his laptop, which he promptly had brought out to his desk. And then he recorded the whole thing. At 640×480, on his laptop.
All I have to say is it’s a good thing the lighting was still working, because those iSights aren’t so good in the dark. It’s on tonight! Go watch it!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Jimmy Kimmel Live crippled by power outage, saved by laptop webcam (watch it now)