I have been watching Guiding Light for a long time. As you know, people are loyal to their soaps. Recently GL has switched to a new format that is sort of primitive. Held back by the high price of studio space in NY, and the logistics of storing sets in less expensive New Jersey, they decided they had to make a big move.
They moved the whole production to a town in NJ where they are able to film throughout the town for exterior shots and scenes. I say film out of habit. In fact they are using hand held cameras to allow for more movement and the use of actual houses and buildings for sets. The problem is it seems very amateur and the lighting is just plain bad. I am not saying this lightly, mind you. I want nothing more then to think it's great. I really hope it improves or I get used to it. In the mean time, I will just have to enjoy the new sets and the return of Jonathon.
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